Boko Haram

Thirteen killed in Boko Haram attack, Nigerian army says

Fighting between the Nigerian army and the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed the lives of 10 militants and three soldiers, the army said Saturday.

Another Chibok schoolgirl rescued by army in Nigeria

Soldiers have rescued another one of more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram from a school in Chibok in 2014, the army said Thursday.

Nigeria president says Boko Haram "crushed," ousted from last enclave

Nigeria's president said Saturday that Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram had been crushed and ousted from its last enclave in Sambisa forest in the north-east of the country.

Germany contributes 4.2 million euros to fight terrorism in Nigeria

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday pledged 4.2 million euros (4.4 million dollars) to support the fight against terrorism in Nigeria, where Boko Haram has killed thousands of...

Terrorism deaths in OECD countries increase more than sevenfold

The number of deaths caused by terrorism increased more than sevenfold in developed countries in 2015, as attacks orchestrated or inspired by the extremist group Islamic State spread across the...

UN: 14 million Nigerians need assistance amid Boko Haram insurgency

At least 14 million people affected by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria will require urgent humanitarian assistance by next year, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Report: 200 children could die daily from hunger in northern Nigeria

Two hundred children could die every day from hunger in north-eastern Nigeria where Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram is wreaking havoc, charity Save the Children said Monday.

Nigerian soldiers kill three female suicide bombers

Nigerian soldiers on Friday fired at three female would-be suicide bombers, the explosives of two of whom went off, killing all three of them, police said.

Soldiers rescue 85 Boko Haram victims in north-eastern Nigeria

Soldiers rescued 85 people, mainly women and children, when clearing camps used by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria, an army spokesman said Sunday.

Nigeria army rescues another Chibok girl and her baby

Soldiers rescued another one of more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram from a school in Chibok in 2014, an army spokesman said Saturday.

At least nine killed in suicide attack on Nigerian refugee camp

At least nine people were killed and 20 others injured Saturday during a suicide bomb attack on a refugee camp in north-eastern Nigeria, a local official said.

21 Chibok schoolgirls released in Nigeria after Swiss mediation

Twenty-one of more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from a school in Chibok in 2014 have been released after negotiations brokered by the Red Cross and Switzerland.

22 killed in attack on refugee camp in Niger

Twenty-two soldiers have been killed in an attack on a camp of Malian refugees in Niger, the government said Friday.

26 killed as army clashes with Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria

Twenty-six people were killed when soldiers clashed with members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria, an army spokesman said Sunday.

17 killed as army clashes with Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria

Seventeen people are dead after a clash between Nigerian soldiers and members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the country's north-east, an army spokesman said Friday.