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Nigeria arrests Boko Haram commander linked with suicide attacks

30 August 2015, 14:00

The secret police said it had arrested notable Boko Haram suspects, including a key commander, linked with several suicide attacks across the country.

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Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members

30 August 2015, 08:54

Chad has executed 10 alleged members of Boko Haram, by firing squad, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.

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Boko Haram spy ring uncovered at Abuja airport

29 August 2015, 14:45

Nigeria has uncovered a spy cell run by Boko Haram at the international airport in Abuja apparently aimed at selecting targets for attack.

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Osun Speaker expresses concern over Chibok girls

28 August 2015, 15:10

The Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, has expressed concern over the lack of information on the where-about and condition of the over 217 chibok school girls.

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Extremists kill 28 in villages in Borno State

28 August 2015, 17:10

Members of a civilian defense group say Boko Haram extremists have killed up to 28 people during attacks on remote farming and fishing villages in Borno State.

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Friday, 28 August 2015

Chad sentences 10 suspected Boko Haram members

28 August 2015, 22:30

A court in Chad sentenced 10 suspected members of Boko Haram to death for a double suicide bombing in the country's capital N'Djamena in June.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Chibok girls: 500 days on and still no trace

27 August 2015, 09:51

Events have been lined up to express solidarity with the missing schoolgirls the Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State.

The successes and excesses in the new war against terror

27 August 2015, 16:36

The order to crush Boko Haram by the end of the year is well intended and most appropriate, however it opens up reasons for concern based on history and as has been elucidated in recent reports.

Nigeria marks 500 days since Boko Haram schoolgirl abductions

27 August 2015, 22:45

Relatives of over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants marked 500 days since the abductions, with hope dwindling for their rescue despite a renewed push to end the insurgency.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Suicide bombers kill selves, soldier in Borno

26 August 2015, 14:06

Twin male suicide bombers detonated their explosives at a check point around the Gomari Airport Round- About in Borno State, killing a soldier including themselves.

8 700 soldiers deployed to combat Boko Haram

26 August 2015, 17:01

Military chiefs from the Lake Chad Basin Commission have perfected plans to deploy 8 700 troops of the Multi National Joint Task Force against the Boko Haram insurgents.

Thousands of starving villagers freed in Borno

26 August 2015, 19:13

More than 5 000 starving people have been liberated from communities in Dikwa local government area of Borno State.

Boko Haram suspects on trial in Chad over twin attacks

26 August 2015, 20:17

Ten suspected Boko Haram members went on trial in Chad over their alleged roles in twin attacks that killed 38 people in the capital N'Djamena in June.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

500 days since Boko Haram schoolgirl abductions

25 August 2015, 19:54

Relatives of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram said they would hold a youth march and candle-lit vigil to mark 500 days since the abductions.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Army recalls 2 500 soldiers, 102 officers

24 August 2015, 12:08

The Nigerian Army has reinstated over 2 500 soldiers and 102 officers who were previously withdrawn from service.

Ban Ki-Moon demands release of Chibok girls

24 August 2015, 17:04

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has called for the unconditional release of the over 200 girls abducted in their school in Chibok, Borno State last year by Boko Haram.

APC commends Service Chiefs for fight against insurgency

24 August 2015, 18:14

The All Progressives Congress has commended Services Chiefs for leading by example in the fight against insurgency in the country.

Boko Haram: Council Chairman urges pilgrims to pray for Nigeria

24 August 2015, 18:14

Umar Danhabi, the Chairman of Binji Local Government Area in Sokoto State, has advised intending Muslim pilgrims to seek God’s intervention in the nation’s quest to crush the Boko Haram insurgents.

Ban marks deadly Boko Haram attack on UN

24 August 2015, 19:58

UN chief Ban Ki-moon hailed Nigeria's "greater stability and peace" under its new leader as he commemorated a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Boko Haram: Adamawa varsity reopens

21 August 2015, 15:16

The authorities of Adamawa State University (ADSU), Mubi, have recruited 80 vigilante men and hunters to ensure the security of the university community.

Tens of thousands displaced by Boko Haram in two weeks in Chad

21 August 2015, 18:01

Around 40,000 people have fled their homes in Chad in the past two weeks following attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to an aid agency.

Two Nigerian soldiers killed by Boko Haram land mine in Borno

21 August 2015, 21:32

Two Nigerian soldiers died during an advance through Boko Haram's northeastern stronghold when they stepped on a land mine buried by the militants, the army said.

Ban Ki-moon to mark jihadist attack on UN in Nigeria

21 August 2015, 22:41

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is to visit Nigeria to commemorate a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants and meet the country's new leader.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Defence appeals for truthful media coverage

20 August 2015, 09:38

The Defence Headquarters has denied media reports Boko Haram insurgents had shot dead more than 150 people from Kukuwa-Gari village.

UN says Nigeria has highest number of IDPs

20 August 2015, 14:05

The United Nations has said Nigeria has highest number of displaced persons in the world.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Terror kingpins arrested in Yobe State

19 August 2015, 08:29

The Nigerian Army has reported the arrest of two alleged suspects linked to the Boko Haram insurgency in Yobe State.

Military kills terrorists, destroys weapons in Borno

19 August 2015, 16:31

Some members of the Boko Haram sect have been killed by troops of the 26 Task Force Brigade in Gwoza, Borno, while fleeing the Sambisa forest.

200 prostitutes 'run amok after brothels razed'

19 August 2015, 19:40

More than 200 prostitutes went on the rampage in a market town in Anambra state, torching buildings after their brothels were demolished, local media reported.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

APC commends Army's revival against terrorists

18 August 2015, 11:03

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed the Nigerian military for ramping up the fight against the Boko Haram.

Government pledges more logistics for army against insurgency

18 August 2015, 13:02

The Federal Government has resolved to provide the necessary logistics and support to the armed forces for effective counter-insurgency in the North East.

Insurgency: Yobe rehabilitates 300 classrooms

18 August 2015, 17:07

The Yobe Government said it had rehabilitated over 300 classrooms and provided infrastructure in schools destroyed by insurgents across the state “to avoid gaps in the system".

Up to 150 drowned, shot fleeing Boko Haram ambush in Yobe

18 August 2015, 19:15

Up to 150 people were drowned in a river or shot dead fleeing Boko Haram gunmen who raided a remote village in Yobe.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Troops urged to do more against Boko Haram

17 August 2015, 10:50

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno, has encouraged troops in the Northeast to intensify the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists ravaging the region.

Babangida commends Buhari over terror fight

17 August 2015, 17:08

Former Head of State Ibrahim Babangida has commended the Federal Government's renewed efforts to curb the activities of insurgency across the country.

UN sponsors 500 terror victims for vocational skills

17 August 2015, 17:08

The UN said that it has sponsored 500 victims of Boko Haram violence from three North-East states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe to acquire vocational skills.

Boko Haram attack kills seven in Borno village

17 August 2015, 22:35

Boko Haram extremists raided a village in restive Borno state near the border with Niger, killing seven people.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Air Force offers more platforms to defeat Boko Haram

14 August 2015, 09:48

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has restated its dedication to complementing efforts to end the Boko Haram scourge afflicting some parts of the country.

Buhari orders service chiefs to end Boko Haram reign

14 August 2015, 12:10

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the new heads of the Nigerian military to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents within three months.

Where's Shekau? Chad president taunts Boko Haram

14 August 2015, 18:07

If Chadian President Idriss Deby is to be believed, Abubakar Shekau, the bearded and bandoliered leader of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, is no more.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Military thwarts terrorists invading Borno barrack

13 August 2015, 08:53

The Military has reportedly repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram members planning to launch a fresh invasion around Maimalari barrack in Maiduguri.

Islamic State truck bombing at Baghdad market kills 67

13 August 2015, 17:14

A truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood early morning, killing at least 67 people.

Government gives military three months to end Boko Haram attacks

13 August 2015, 20:11

President Muhammadu Buhari swore in a new set of military chiefs ordering them to end Boko Haram's bloody six-year Islamist insurgency within three months.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

US condemns Sabon Gari terror attack

12 August 2015, 09:44

The United States has condemned the recent terrorist attack in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno.

Does Dasuki know who is sponsoring Boko Haram?

12 August 2015, 19:21

In a public article a source close to deposed NSA Sambo Dasuki revealed that the former NSA knows the "prominent Nigerians" sponsors of Boko Haram.

At least 6 killed in Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

12 August 2015, 22:37

At least six people have been killed during a raid by Boko Haram militants outside Maiduguri, a police officer said.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Cameroon police raid finds 'prisoners' held by holy man

11 August 2015, 13:18

Police have detained around 70 people, some apparently being "held as prisoners" by an Islamic holy man, during a raid on an Islamic school in northern Cameroon, sources say.

Immigration officials block thousands from joining terror groups

11 August 2015, 21:34

Thousands of Nigerians have been blocked from travelling abroad in a bid to stop them becoming involved in foreign terrorism, prostitution or other criminal activity, immigration officials said.

Monday, 10 August 2015

'Strategy rethink needed' as Boko Haram shifts to suicide attacks

10 August 2015, 16:17

A west African regional force set up to fight Boko Haram will need "local intelligence" to root out Islamic insurgents forced on the run by national army offensives, security experts say.

Saturday, 08 August 2015

Dozens home after supposed kidnapping in Cameroon

08 August 2015, 09:52

Dozens have returned home after it was thought they were kidnapped by extremists in Cameroon earlier in the week.

Boko Haram fears increase in Cameroon

08 August 2015, 16:38

Empty streets, body searches and tips to police embody the fear that Boko Haram has instilled in northern Cameroon, where they killed more than 40 people in suicide bombings in July.

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