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boko haram

Brave Borno women plan Sambisa forest search

23 April 2014, 18:21

Enraged women in Borno State pledged to brave the notorious Sambisa Game Reserve Forest in search of schoolgirls suspected Boko Haram terrorists abducted last week.

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Boko Haram threatens to kill parents, abducted students

23 April 2014, 12:57

Parents of the abducted female students in Borno State claimed that the Boko Haram sect had threatened to kill them if they failed to stop their search for the abducted students.

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'Abduction of Borno school girls is barbaric'

23 April 2014, 09:46

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has described the abduction of about 100 school girls by insurgents in Borno State as "barbaric’’.

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25 killed in Taraba fire attack

23 April 2014, 07:35

Twenty-five people have been killed and their village set on fire in Taraba State, according to officials.

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Boko Haram will not defeat us – Borno governor

22 April 2014, 16:04

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno said that the Boko Haram insurgents would not emerge victorious in their continued killing and maiming of innocent Nigerians.

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Parents search for abducted girls, say 234 missing

22 April 2014, 07:39

Parents of girls abducted by militants were searching for their daughters in a remote forest, commenting that 234 were still missing, a much higher figure than authorities said.

CAN urges FG to intensify efforts to rescue remaining school girls

22 April 2014, 07:39

The North-East Chapter of CAN has urged the Federal Government and security agents to intensify efforts to rescue the remaining abducted secondary school girls in Borno.

Yoruba group wary of terror threats

22 April 2014, 09:30

A Yoruba organization has called on traditional institutions and residents of the Southwest state to be to be on the alert in view of recent threats of terror attacks by Boko Haram.

$458 million to become a weapon of mass destruction

22 April 2014, 09:37

The $458 million of the Abacha loot would become a weapon of mass destruction if it is given to Nigeria by the US.

Boko Haram cannot disintegrate Nigeria - Jonathan

22 April 2014, 11:45

President Goodluck Jonathan has reiterated that Nigeria would overcome its current tribulations and that no criminal group, including Boko Haram, could make it to disintegrate.

3-day fasting declared for abducted students

22 April 2014, 12:57

Christian Association of Nigeria has declared fasting from Monday to Wednesday to seek divine intervention for the release of the abducted students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok.

There is no more Boko Haram, it's a Military Task Force

22 April 2014, 14:44

Top level military men in the Nigerian army have claimed that the Boko Haram attacks have been orchestrated by the military.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

20 April 2014, 17:10

Mourning bomb blast victims, fearing fate of 85 abducted girls, Nigerians mark Easter

Saturday, 19 April 2014

24 more abducted Borno students free

19 April 2014, 08:32

24 more schoolgirls kidnapped by extremists have escaped; 85 still missing

Boko Haram claims bomb in Abuja

19 April 2014, 16:59

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack ever in Abuja in a video obtained, as the search continued for 85 schoolgirls still missing after a mass abduction.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

100-plus kidnapped students free

17 April 2014, 07:40

The military says almost all 129 female students kidnapped by extremists in Borno State have been freed.

UK Minister appalled by bombing

17 April 2014, 08:42

The United Kingdom Foreign Secretary said he was “appalled” by the abduction of up to 100 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.

Abducted girls: Borno dismisses rescue claims

17 April 2014, 12:44

The Borno State Government has dismissed claims by the military that 107 out of the girls abducted by Boko Haram in the state have been rescued.

Islamic group condemns abduction of female students in Borno

17 April 2014, 16:03

The Jama’atul Nasril Islam, (JNI), condemned the abduction of over 100 female students by suspected members of Boko Haram sect in Chibok, Borno.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Delegates condemn insurgency, call for closure of borders

16 April 2014, 07:41

Delegates at the National Conference have condemned the growing spate of insurgency in the country and called on the Federal Government to close the border with Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

EU 'stands with Nigeria' in anti-terror fight: Ashton

16 April 2014, 07:41

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton "strongly" condemned the abduction of more than 100 schoolgirls by extremists.

Extremists abduct more than 100 girls from Borno school

16 April 2014, 08:42

Heavily armed Boko Haram extremists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a school in Borno State, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers.

Confab delegates in black to mourn Abuja bomb victims

16 April 2014, 08:42

Many delegates at the National Conference dressed in black attire as mark of grief for Abuja bomb blast victims, which killed 72 and injured more than 100 people.

Parents face 'nightmare' after mass kidnap by terrorists

16 April 2014, 15:07

Desperate parents pleaded for an end to their "nightmare" after Boko Haram extremists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a secondary school in Borno.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

President Jonathan: Nigeria will overcome Boko Haram

15 April 2014, 07:36

President Goodluck Jonathan vowed that the country would overcome the brutal insurgency by Boko Haram as he visited the scene of a bus station bombing in Abuja.

Years of terror in Abuja

15 April 2014, 07:36

A bombing at a crowded bus station in Abuja, which police said left 71 people dead and 124 injured, was the most deadly bombing carried out to date in Abuja.

A look at the extremist group Boko Haram

15 April 2014, 08:36

A look at the extremist group Boko Haram and its major attacks in recent years

Issues in the Boko Haram alleged jailbreak

15 April 2014, 15:00

Like wild fire in the harmmatan season, the news of the invasion of the State Security Service office at the Headquarters in Abuja broke out and spread.

Monday, 14 April 2014

At least 60 killed by suspected militants in Borno

14 April 2014, 07:35

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 60 people in Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, a local official said.

Please do not celebrate my death

14 April 2014, 07:56

There is little doubt that genocide of the north is systematically being permitted and is openly in progress in Nigeria.

Ribadu consoles Abuja blast victim families

14 April 2014, 12:08

Former Presidential Candidate Nuhu Ribadu has condemned the bomb blast that rocked a motor park in Nyanya area of Abuja on Monday morning.

Terror won't stifle Borno power projects

14 April 2014, 13:16

Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, has assured that federal government projects in troubled states of Borno and Yobe will be completed on schedule despite the security challenge.

Police chief blames governors for terrorism

14 April 2014, 22:07

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Mamman Tsafe, has accused state governors of not providing required support for security agencies in tackling the Boko Haram insurgence.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Boko Haram kills 19 in Borno

13 April 2014, 07:41

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have killed 19 people, including six college teachers, in three separate attacks in Borno state, residents and travellers said Friday.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Gunmen kill eight in Jigawa attack: police

10 April 2014, 07:40

Scores of gunmen attacked a police station, a court and a bank in Jigawa State, killing seven officers and a civilian.

Gunmen kill two watching Champions League in Yobe

10 April 2014, 17:06

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamists stormed a packed viewing centre and shot dead two people watching Champions League matches.

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Civilian JTF commander speaks on Boko Haram war

08 April 2014, 12:31

The commandment in charge of Civilian JTF discusses the Boko Haram attack on Giwa Barracks, why they started the group and other issues.

Apo Killing: Families of victims get N10m

08 April 2014, 13:53

The National Human Right Commission has awarded N10 million against Federal Government as compensation to each family of the eight victims of September 20, 2013 killing in Apo, Abuja.

Rights group demands probe into terrorists' shooting

08 April 2014, 14:59

Access to Justice, the human rights advocacy group, has called on government to set up a panel to investigate the killing of 21 Boko Haram suspects at the State Security Service detention facility in Abuja.

Saturday, 05 April 2014

Boko bikers go on rampage

05 April 2014, 09:59

At least 22 people have been killed in an attack by suspected members of Islamist extremist sect Boko Haram in northern Nigeria

Friday, 04 April 2014

Army on high alert amid Ogun terror fears

04 April 2014, 11:49

The Army says it is on high alert to curb possible terror attacks the Boko Haram sect is planning to carry out in Ogun State, southwest of the country.

26 killed in Zamfara attacks

04 April 2014, 12:49

26 villagers were killed while several others injured when gunmen attacked two villages in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Retired military officers offer to fight terrorists

04 April 2014, 13:45

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said that retired military officers had offered to support the fight against terrorism and other similar threats to national security.

Thursday, 03 April 2014

Boko Haram chief has little control over fighters

03 April 2014, 20:25

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau likely has little control over his fighters, the International Crisis Group says.

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Nigerian refugees start afresh in Cameroon

02 April 2014, 07:45

In lieu of the ongoing fighting between the army and Boko Haram, many Nigerians are finding a new home for themselves in Cameroon.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Sanusi battles terrorism sponsorship charges

01 April 2014, 10:44

The legal battle between Mallam Sanusi Lamido, and the Federal Government has taken a new twist as government says Sanusi is being investigated for allegedly sponsoring terrorist acts.

Helicopters are now employed by terrorists

01 April 2014, 10:47

More than three Nigerian dailies have reported on the apparent use of helicopters by terrorists operating in the burning north of Nigeria.

Four suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri

01 April 2014, 17:11

Four suspected Boko Haram members were killed when the bomb-laden vehicles they were driving exploded in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Nigeria under pressure to explain 'jailbreak' deaths

31 March 2014, 17:05

The secret police faced questions about how 21 detainees were killed during an attempted jailbreak from their headquarters, with claims of a cover-up about exactly what happened.

Military hits back at Boko Haram abuse claims

31 March 2014, 22:53

The military denied claims from Amnesty International that its troops may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the fight against Boko Haram.

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