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Terrorist group Boko Haram has changed its name to ‘Islamic State in West Africa.’ following its affiliation with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Boko Haram fighters have amassed in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria.
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.
Col. Azem Agouna, Chadian Army Spokesman, said on Wednesday that they have repatriated 43 children, who had been kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram and forced to become child soldiers.
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.
Two soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram rocket attack on a military vehicle in Baga, residents said.
Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, said people in the region were hopeful the administration of Muhammadu Buhari would eliminate terror in the state. He said people in the region felt attached to Buhari given his military background.
A botched suspected Boko Haram suicide attack targeting a group of Shiite Muslims injured three people in Potiskum.
Nineteen people have been killed in an attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source says in an updated toll.
President Goodluck Jonathan told the United Nations his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.
President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the United Nations to help the country with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of communities affected by terrorism.
Boko Haram militants have slit the throats of 12 people in Gwoza as the army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area, a military source and a witness said.
Parents and relatives of over 200 schoolgirls abducted by members of Boko Haram sect from the Government Secondary School Chibok last have held a service to commemorate the missing children.
Human Rights group, Amnesty International, said no fewer than 2 000 women and girls have been abducted by Islamist group Boko Haram in the past 15 months.
Nigeria and the world marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram's abduction of 219 schoolgirls with protest marches, candlelit vigils and pledges of solidarity.
Military operations focus on forest area where abducted girls believed held.
Nigeria marks the first anniversary of Boko Haram's abduction of 219 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, as part of a series of events planned around the world.
April 14, 2014 will go down the annals of history as one of the most sombre days in Nigerian history.
President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has pledged to do all possible to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok in Borno State, by Boko Haram militants, a year ago.
United Kingdom Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, has restated his country's concern for the missing Chibok girls.
Ireland government officials have called for urgent action to rescue the schoolgirls Boko Haram abducted from Chibok exactly a year ago.
Girl right activist, Malala Yousafzai, has urged the federal government to do more to ensure the return of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram.
Amnesty International, the global rights group, urged the incoming administration of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the atrocities committed by the Boko Haram terror group.
The Nigerian Feminist Forum (NFF) has called on the media and civil societies organisations (CSOs) to sustain the momentum around efforts to rescue the girls kidnapped in Chibok by continually demanding their release.
The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has tasked the incoming government to change the current disputed approach to the fight against Boko Haram.
United Nations Secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has expressed his support to ongoing efforts to eliminate the Boko Haram-one year after sect members abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok.
Boko Haram militants driven out of strongholds by a regional military offensive are increasingly taking refuge on remote islands in Lake Chad, terrorising locals or recruiting others.
Some 800 000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groupsin northeast Nigeria.
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to help free 219 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram militants.
The Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, who has been reelected for another term, has announced the establishment of a team to lead the reconstruction of communities destroyed by Boko Haram.
Seventy-one Chadian soldiers have been killed and 416 injured in two-and-a-half months' fighting Boko Haram, the Chadian army said.
Residents of Gwoza in Borno have commended the military and the Federal Government for retaking the town from the Boko Haram insurgents.
The members of the United Nations Security Council has called on member states to join efforts to combat Boko Haram and other related terrorist groups around the world.
Israel has promised to assist Nigeria in fighting corruption and terrorism and also help to develop the agriculture sector.
Leaders of central and west African states will hold a summit to try to draw up a joint strategy against the threat posed by Boko Haram militants.
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen opened fire on villagers and torched a number of buildings in a new attack in the northeast, witnesses said .
Extremist Boko Haram militants disguised as preachers killed at least 24 people and wounded several others in an attack near a mosque in Borno.
Hajiya Mairo Bunu, the Borno Accountant-General, appealed to donor agencies to mobilise support for the rehabilitation of victims of Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
Boko Haram are using children as human bombs and targeting women and girls for particularly horrific abuse, including sexual slavery.
The Federal Government has condemned the lynching of suspected Boko Haram members by individuals who did not report them to authorities.
Soldiers from Chad and Niger have driven Boko Haram militants from a northern border town they have occupied since late last year.
Newly-elected President Muhammadu Buhari said his government would "spare no effort" to defeat militant group Boko Haram.
The number of Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria increased in the six weeks following the postponement of elections, according to claims.
Troops battled scores of Boko Haram fighters outside the city of Bauchi on Sunday.
The country announced the recapture of Boko Haram's headquarters, on the eve of a knife-edge vote at which President Goodluck Jonathan is eyeing re-election against a stiff opposition challenge.
Latest military successes against the notorious Boko Haram terrorists could sway the votes of millions of Nigerians in favour of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The acclaimed recapture of Gwoza, Boko Haram’s stronghold on the eve of the presidential elections is text from another open page of a horror story book that has for too long remained in narration.
Under the watchful gaze of heavily armed troops, thousands of Nigerians cast their ballots in the northeast, braving threats by Boko Haram to bomb polling stations and shoot voters.
Boko Haram gunmen beheaded 23 people and set fire to homes in Buratai on the eve of Saturday's general elections, a federal lawmaker representing the area told AFP.
In the Chadian capital N'Djamena, Modou Mallam brandished his blue voter's card but the Nigerian refugee could not vote in the presidential ballot like thousands of other refugees scattered across neighbouring countries.
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