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Boko Haram attacks camp bombed by Nigeria's air force

20 January 2017, 15:33

Witnesses say Boko Haram extremists have attacked a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria just days after Nigeria's air force bombed it.

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FG says it is 'seriously negotiating' release of remaining Chibok girls

18 January 2017, 16:17

The Federal Government has said it is working on negotiations on how to rescue the remaining 195 Chibok girls still in custody of the Boko Haram insurgents.

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IOM opens mental health centres for Boko Haram refugess

17 January 2017, 20:30

The International Office of Migration (IOM) has established mental health resource centres across northeastern Nigeria to support thousands of people fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency.

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PHOTOS: Nigeria's fighter jet kills hundreds of IDPs in Borno

18 January 2017, 11:15

A Nigerian air force jet on a mission against Boko Haram mistakenly bombed a refugee camp, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers. See some of the pictures from the incident.

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Army places N500 000 bounty on suicide bombers

18 January 2017, 12:05

The Nigerian Army has declared a cash reward of N500 000 for any person that volunteers information that can lead to the arrest of the UNIMAID suicide bombers and their accomplices.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Senate probes reports of terrorists regrouping in Taraba

17 January 2017, 11:06

The Senate will later this week address fears raised by deputy minority leader, Emmanuel Bwacha, the Boko Haram was establishing a new base in the Taraba State.

Boko Haram halts progress against stunted growth

17 January 2017, 21:30

The Boko Haram and resultant food insecurity are worsening the prevalence of stunted growth among children in Nigeria.

Monday, 16 January 2017

UN expresses concern over Boko Haram, Gambia crisis

16 January 2017, 18:44

The global community is concerned at the ongoing Boko Haram crisis and the political stalemate in Gambia, a United Natiosn envoy said.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Army kills 13 Boko Haram suspects in clearance operations

15 January 2017, 13:15

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said soldiers killed 13 suspected Boko Haram members during clearance operations in Bomboshe and Sinbaya in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Boko Haram members, motorbikes intercepted in Bara

14 January 2017, 14:57

The Nigerian Army has arrested four suspected Boko Haram members in the in Bara area in Borno State.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Boko Haram's 'Count down Timers' used to detonate explosives discovered

11 January 2017, 17:07

The Borno Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has discovered "Count down Timers" used by Boko Haram terrorists to detonate explosives.

Military backs committee against terrorism in North East

11 January 2017, 18:44

TheNigerian Armed Forces has reassured the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) of its support in ensuring a coordinated framework for peace and stability in the North East.

Monday, 09 January 2017

Suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri after blasts

09 January 2017, 13:15

Maiduguri, Borno state capital, was rocked by multiple blasts as two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers made yet another futile attempt to assault residents near a popular motor park.

Nigeria marks 1 000 days since kidnap of Chibok girls

09 January 2017, 14:05

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is hopeful the remaining 195 Chibok schoolgirls will be rescued, as he marked 1 000 days since the mass abduction by Boko Haram that drew global attention to the jihadist insurgency.

Maiduguri blast update: Death toll hits 8

09 January 2017, 17:06

Eight people have been confirmed dead in several explosions that hit Maiduguri, the Borno state capital late on Sunday.

Air force piles pressure on Boko Haram

09 January 2017, 18:34

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has intensified operations against Boko Haram terrorists and other violent criminals in the country.

Thursday, 05 January 2017

'Boko Haram rated the world's deadliest terrorist group'

05 January 2017, 11:06

Boko Haram has emerged the deadliest terror group in the world with its death toll in Nigeria’s neighbouring countries increasing by 157 percent between 2011 and 2015.

'Boko Haram members are already in Lagos, Ibadan'

05 January 2017, 15:40

An arrested member of the Boko Haram terror group has revealed that members of the sect are already strategically positioned in Lagos and Ibadan, Oyo state capital.

Repentant Boko Haram members urge colleagues to surrender

05 January 2017, 18:45

Some repentant Boko Haram members have appealed to their fellow sect members still in Sambisa forest to lay down their arms and embrace peace.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017

Army repel Boko Haram attack in Adamawa

03 January 2017, 20:41

Soldiers on Tuesday repelled an early morning attack by fleeing Boko Haram insurgent on Dar village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Boko Haram violence worsening Chad crises

03 January 2017, 21:45

The Boko Haram crisis, among other problems in the region, have left more than 8 million people chronically vulnerable in Chad.

Monday, 02 January 2017

War against Boko Haram 'is far from over'

02 January 2017, 09:36

Nigeria has recently trumpeted a major victory in its battle against Boko Haram, claiming that its army has routed the jihadists from their forest bastion, but the war against them is far from over.

Borno official arrested for hiding Boko Haram commander

02 January 2017, 20:05

A serving local government chairman in Borno State, Shettima Mafa, was arrested and detained by the military for allegedly keeping a suspected Boko Haram militant in his Maiduguri home.

Sunday, 01 January 2017

Army say Shekau’s end near, 15 terrorists killed in Borno

01 January 2017, 10:09

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, has said that the days of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, are numbered, calling on his remaining members to surrender to the troops.

Suicide bomber hits Maiduguri on New Year’s eve

01 January 2017, 11:38

There was a suicide attack in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on New Year’s Eve, according to the spokesman of the police in the state, Victor Isuku.

Boko Haram leader Shekau's new hideout uncovered

01 January 2017, 11:38

After being forced to relocate from Sambisa forest, factional leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, now has a new hideout.

Friday, 30 December 2016

PDP chairman says he is the greatest victim of Boko Haram

30 December 2016, 20:03

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) factional National Chairman Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has said he is the greatest casualty of Boko Harm sect.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

DSS confirms arrest of Boko Haram's dreaded leader

29 December 2016, 13:13

The faction leader of Boko Haram, AbuMusab Al-Barnawi, has been arrested by the Department of State Security Services.

WATCH: Boko Haram commanders fleeing after military air strike

29 December 2016, 16:10

The Nigerian Army have provided further details of how its gallant troops descended on and captured the dreaded Sambisa Forest from the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

WATCH: Troops razing down Boko Haram camp in Sambisa Forest

28 December 2016, 12:14

Members of the Nigerian Army destroying camps of Boko Haram in Sambisa forest after capturing it.

Arrested Boko Haram commander warns of attacks on Abuja

28 December 2016, 15:14

One of the fleeing fighters of the Boko Haram sect arrested by officials of a security agency in Abuja has confessed that there are so many of his colleagues in the city who are out to unleash mayhem on innocent residents.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Two suicide bombers killed in Cameroon

26 December 2016, 08:17

Two suspected suicide bombers were killed after attempting to launch attacks on Sunday morning in Cameroon.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

'Boko Haram use fertilizer to make bombs'

21 December 2016, 15:33

Minister of agriculture and rural development, Audu Ogbe has disclosed that Boko Haram insurgents now use components of fertilizer to make bombs and other explosives.

Monday, 19 December 2016

HRW says Nigeria has not done enough to protect schools from Boko Haram attacks

19 December 2016, 08:21

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has disapproved Nigeria’s response to the Boko Haram’s violent campaign against Western education in local schools.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

EFCC blames graft for Boko Haram, Delta militancy

14 December 2016, 08:51

Corruption is the biggest hindrance to the development of Nigeria, hence the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has stepped up efforts against the problem in recent months.

Thursday, 08 December 2016

Military reiterates call for Boko Haram to surrender

08 December 2016, 08:37

The commander of an operation aimed at eliminating the Boko Haram has urged the terrorists to surrender and utilise an opportunity to undergo rehabilitation.

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Soldiers, policemen arrested for raping IDPs

07 December 2016, 12:24

Three soldiers, two policemen and a prison official have been arrested for allegedly raping Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East.

Shettima says Borno is now safer than Lagos, Abuja

07 December 2016, 22:24

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, has claimed that the state is one of the safest places to live in Nigeria.

Friday, 02 December 2016

Air Force destroys Boko Haram hideouts

02 December 2016, 19:43

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed some vehicles, fuel depots and other logistics items belonging to the Boko Haram sect.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Extent of Boko Haram exodus to neighbouring countries

28 November 2016, 22:31

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has reported more than 29 500 Nigerian refugees that fled their communities as a result of terrorism have returned from Cameroon and Niger.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Boko Haram ordered to surrender or regret

24 November 2016, 17:34

Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre Commander, Leo Irabor, has ordered Boko Haram terrorists (BHT) to surrender as defeat was imminent.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Operatives welcome progress against Boko Haram

21 November 2016, 20:15

Heads of Intelligence and Security Services of the countries of the Sahel-Saharan region, meeting in Ethiopia, have commended strides against the Boko Harm sect in Nigeria and neighbouring countries.

Identity of 55 most wanted Boko Haram members released

21 November 2016, 21:07

The Defence has released names and photographs of 55 Boko Haram terrorists wanted for insurgency in the northeast.

Friday, 18 November 2016

UPDATE: Police confirm six dead in Maiduguri bombing

18 November 2016, 14:01

The police have confirmed in Maiduguri that six people have been declared dead following some suicide bombings in the town on Friday.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Botswana, Burkina Faso back war against Boko Haram

17 November 2016, 19:04

Botswana and Burkina Faso have assured Nigeria of their support as the country fights the Boko Haram terror group.

Monday, 14 November 2016

200 Islamic clerics set to fight Boko Haram

14 November 2016, 16:21

The Japanese government has sponsored 200 Islamic clerics in the training on how to counter radicalization message of Boko Haram.

Monday, 07 November 2016

Army releases 1217 detainees in Maiduguri

07 November 2016, 22:05

The Nigerian Army said that it had so far released about 1271 detainees after clearing them of any link with the Boko Haram terrorists group.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016

Jonathan was never committed to ending the Boko Haram insurgency - Osinbajo

01 November 2016, 12:01

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has accused former Goodluck Jonathan’s government of not having stepping up its commitment to bring down the terror brought Boko Haram.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Nigerian officials abusing women, girls displaced by Boko Haram – HRW

31 October 2016, 13:04

A rights group has accused Nigerian government officials and other authorities of raping and sexually abusing women and girls displaced by Boko Haram militants.

AU donates equipment for Boko Haram elimination

31 October 2016, 20:30

The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Commission has handed over vehicles and electrical equipment to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram terrorist group.

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