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boko haram

UN says alarming spike in female suicide bombings

27 May 2015, 06:59

Children are now being seen as potential threats after an "alarming spike" in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram militants.

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UN says alarming spike in female suicide bombings in Nigeria

26 May 2015, 19:57

UN reports alarming spike in girls and women used in suicide bombings by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

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Frontline Nigeria troops hope for better deal under Buhari

26 May 2015, 17:06

After Nigeria's military liberated most northeast towns from Boko Haram control, writer and historian Ed Keazor decided to visit troops on the frontline.

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Army kills Boko Haram commander, 30 others

26 May 2015, 15:07

The Nigerian Army found a large amount of Euro on a terrorist commander who was killed during an encounter with the insurgents at Mafa, near Nigeria’s border with Cameroun.

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Boko Haram: NEMA deploys additional staff to Borno

26 May 2015, 10:15

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Monday that it had deployed more field workers to Borno to cater for the increased humanitarian needs due to Boko Haram insurgency.

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Monday, 25 May 2015

Boko Haram 'in deadly raid on Borno State town'

25 May 2015, 08:46

Boko Haram fighters killed several people and destroyed dozens of homes in a raid on a town in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local residents, a vigilante and the military said.

Boko Haram suspected member detained

25 May 2015, 10:55

The Nigerian military yesterday in a statement released on its website announced it had arrested a sponsor of the Boko Haram sect in Bauchi.

Will Muslims and UN resolve to wage war against ISIS?

25 May 2015, 17:47

As ISIS expands its threat in Iraq, controlling expansive territory there in addition to half of Syria, the terrorists have also established domain in more distant locations like Libya and Tunisia in Africa

Insurgency and the face of education

25 May 2015, 18:26

Security is the safety from danger, fighting, war, sickness and mismanagement.

Boko Haram hacks to death 10 in Adamawa

25 May 2015, 19:17

Boko Haram fighters hacked to death 10 people in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, a local government official told.

Nigeria: Africa's most populous nation

25 May 2015, 21:08

Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in as the new president this week, more than 30 years since he headed a military regime.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Troops kill extremists as militants slay villagers

24 May 2015, 10:12

The military says troops have killed scores of Islamic extremists and rescued 20 women and children from captivity even as reports come in of Boko Haram fighters slitting villagers' throats and chopping them to death.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Former Boko Haram captives still held by military

22 May 2015, 07:58

The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session.

Patience Jonathan tops Youtube video chart with 'There is God'

22 May 2015, 12:31

The “There is God,” video skit made popular by the first lady, Patience Jonathan, is Nigeria’s most viewed non-music footage ever on popular online video site, YouTube.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Red Cross urges global effort against Boko Haram

21 May 2015, 17:04

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, has called on the international community to do more to address the consequences of the Boko Haram attacks.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Cities in Sambisa and myths of booby-traps

20 May 2015, 12:06

With shallow graves of unveiled bones, rivers of shed blood, wounded homes and don’t-ask-for-my-dad babies of the living martyr mothers of Sambisa, it is a tale that will never be untold.

Niger journalist arrested for 'collaborating' with Boko Haram

20 May 2015, 21:20

A journalist and rights activist known for his outspoken criticism of the humanitarian crisis in southeastern Niger has been arrested for "collaborating" with Boko Haram Islamists, the interior minister said.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

FG Committee assesses damage by Boko Haram

19 May 2015, 12:11

The Federal Government inter-ministerial committee has commenced the assessment of territories destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents during their siege on some states.

Several killed, 6 women abducted in Adamawa attack

19 May 2015, 14:19

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed several people and abducted six women at Sabongari town in Madagali Local Government of Adamawa State.

Resettling IDP's could cost Borno $20 million

19 May 2015, 19:56

The Borno State Government said it would require more than US$20 million to relocate victims displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency back to their homelands.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Military says it destroyed 10 Boko Haram camps

18 May 2015, 07:49

Armed forces reportedly have destroyed 10 Boko Haram camps in the remote Sambisa forest, the militant group's final hideout.

Army reports more insurgents killed at Sambisa Forest

18 May 2015, 09:50

The Military said an unconfirmed number of terrorists died this past weekend as additional camps used by terrorists were overran in the continuing offensive operations in Sambisa Forest.

Borno appeals to UN to halt Boko Haram crisis

18 May 2015, 17:03

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has appealed to the United Nations to intercede in the emerging humanitarian crisis the Boko Haram insurgency has brought in West and Central Africa.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

No cause for alarm over insurgents’ presence in Marte - DHQ

17 May 2015, 09:02

The Defence Headquarters said that there was no cause for alarm over the reported retaken of Marte town in Borno by insurgents as steps were being taken to address the untoward development.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Boko Haram retakes town of Marte in Borno state

16 May 2015, 09:49

Boko Haram militants retook the town of Marte in Borno state, which had been liberated in February, the state deputy governor said.

Seven killed in Damaturu suicide attack

16 May 2015, 16:30

A young girl carried out a suicide attack at a bus station in Damaturu killing seven people and injuring 31, witnesses and the local hospital said.

At least 55 killed in Boko Haram raids on two villages

16 May 2015, 16:30

At least 55 people were killed in two Boko Haram raids this week near Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, local and vigilante sources said.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Suspected Boko Haram militants attack Maiduguri

13 May 2015, 22:32

Suspected Boko Haram militants are attacking Maiduguri in Borno state from a cashew plantation a few kilometres from the Giwa barracks.

Monday, 11 May 2015

'Boko Haram wives' taunts won't stop

11 May 2015, 08:00

After enduring captivity by Boko Haram, the hundreds of girls and women recently rescued from months of captivity by the militants, may now face stigma from their communities.

Friday, 08 May 2015

Nigerian refugees seen exacerbating hunger across borders

08 May 2015, 13:08

The United Nations World Food Programme said the Boko Haram crisis would worsen the malnutrition crisis in vulnerable communities in neighbouring countries Nigerians have sought refuge.

Nigeria refugees who fled Boko Haram still fear returning home

08 May 2015, 22:30

Many more refugees are staying in temporary accommodation in and around the city, with thousands bunking down for months with host families or relatives in often heavily overcrowded homes.

Thursday, 07 May 2015

Mental horror lingers for freed Boko Haram hostages

07 May 2015, 22:29

Fleeing Boko Haram fighters left the hundreds of women and children they captured to their fate in the bush as Nigerian soldiers closed in last week.

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

Troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run

06 May 2015, 07:57

Nigerian troops who once fled from Boko Haram now have the militants on the run

Soldier killed as military foil Boko Haram ambush

06 May 2015, 14:49

A soldier was killed while three others were injured when the troops of the Nigerian Army repelled an ambush by the Boko Haram insurgents.

Starved survivors tell of hell as Boko Haram hostages

06 May 2015, 19:47

Zara Malam's son Mohammed was just five months old when Boko Haram stormed their village in northeastern Nigeria and carried them off to their stronghold in the Sambisa forest.

Tuesday, 05 May 2015

NEMA requests privacy for rescued terror victims

05 May 2015, 09:30

The NEMA has asked for members of the public to respect the privacy of victims amid requests to release pictures and details of women and children rescued from terrorists.

Borno governor decries terrorists' violation of women

05 May 2015, 10:15

Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has expressed concerned over the alleged massive impregnating of women by members of Boko Haram sect.

Monday, 04 May 2015

They were going to sell us as slaves – Boko Haram hostage

04 May 2015, 07:45

A freed Boko Haram hostage says at least three women were killed in a landmine explosion and others crushed to death by tanks as the military moved in to rescue them from the terror group.

Suspect probed for supplying essentials to terrorists

04 May 2015, 08:32

The military is grilling a man arrested in the Borno State on Sunday in connection with supplying fuel and food to terrorists.

214 girls rescued from Boko Haram pregnant

04 May 2015, 14:01

214 girls rescued from Boko Harm camps in Sambisa Forest during a military raid are reportedly pregnant.

Thousands of Captives: Boko Haram proves to be worst tragedy of uur time

04 May 2015, 19:42

Over six hundred women and children have thus-far been freed as the Nigerian army along with hired foreign mercenary fighters and pilots at last bombard Boko Haram camps in Sambisa forest, Borno state.

Troops kill 28 suspected militants in central Nigeria

04 May 2015, 21:45

Troops killed 28 suspected militants during a weekend operation in central Nigeria launched in response to an attack last month which saw six soldiers gruesomely murdered, the military said.

Sunday, 03 May 2015

With rescuers near, girls stoned to death by Boko Haram

03 May 2015, 20:26

Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death as the military approached to rescue the women.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

About 160 more hostages rescued from Boko Haram stronghold

30 April 2015, 11:32

Troops have rescued about 160 more hostages from Boko Haram's Sambisa Forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

US outraged at continued Boko Haram violence

29 April 2015, 08:46

The United States has condemned the deadly attacks by the Boko Haram in Niger.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Military denies terrorists have reclaimed Borno towns

28 April 2015, 08:54

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed media reports claiming that terrorists were now in control of Mafa in Borno State.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill 21 in Yobe State

27 April 2015, 22:22

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen shot dead 21 people in Yobe State who were trying to return home to recover abandoned food supplies, a local official and a victim's relative said.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Boko Haram commander killed in Borno

23 April 2015, 11:27

The Defence Headquarters said a notorious top terrorists’ Commander, Abu Mujahid, was among the terrorists that died during an encounter with troops on the outskirts of Alagarno, Borno.

Boko Haram regroups en masse in stronghold area

23 April 2015, 22:26

Boko Haram fighters have amassed in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Nigerian forces invade last known stronghold of Boko Haram

22 April 2015, 22:32

Nigerian forces backed by warplanes invaded militant group Boko Haram's last known stronghold, the Sambisa forest, in an effort to finally defeat their six-year-old insurgency, two military sources said.

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