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Army probes recent Boko Haram attacks

08 February 2016, 06:33

The army said it has launched a probe into recent attacks by Boko Haram militants which claimed dozens of lives of lives near Maiduguri, capital of northeast Borno state.

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Boko Haram: Dogara pleads with Nigerians to assist IDPs

07 February 2016, 20:07

Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has appealed to spirited individuals to support the government in providing for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country.

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UK Minister condemns Boko Haram brutality

04 February 2016, 08:30

The United Kingdom Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, has denounced the spate of terror by the Boko Haram violence in Nigeria and neighnouring countries.

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Boko Haram raids 2 communities in Borno, kills 4

06 February 2016, 20:01

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Friday raided two villages, Mairi and Malari in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno, killing four persons and razing houses in the communities.

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Buhari insists Boko Haram has been subdued

06 February 2016, 13:00

President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that the Boko Haram militant sect has been technically defeated, despite recent attacks by the group.

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Sunday, 07 February 2016

The grave-diggers of Maiduguri: burying Boko Haram and the past

07 February 2016, 08:07

Even the dead weren't safe from Boko Haram when the Islamist insurgency erupted in Maiduguri nearly seven years ago.

Thursday, 04 February 2016

I will not rest until Chibok girls are found alive - Buhari

04 February 2016, 07:33

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that his Government will not rest until the over 200 schoolgirls arrested from Chibok are rescued alive.

Switzerland denies funding fight against Boko Haram

04 February 2016, 07:33

Switzerland on Wednesday said it had not given any funding to military operations against Boko Haram Islamist insurgents, after a senior African Union official said it was among donors to an international intervention force.

Nigerian Air Force: Drone bombs Boko Haram base

04 February 2016, 08:35

The Nigerian Air Force says a drone bombed a Boko Haram logistics base in the northeast, possibly hitting an ammunition depot and scoring a "major setback" for the Islamic extremists

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Boko Haram: FG, international organisations assessment team meet in Yola

03 February 2016, 07:54

An assessment team, comprising officials of Federal Government, United Nations, European Union and the World Bank, have commenced sitting in Yola, on rehabilitation of areas ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.

Air Force destroys Boko Haram logistics base

03 February 2016, 08:45

The Nigerian Air Force Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has destroyed a logistics base allegedly used by the Boko Haram terrorists.

Suicide bombers intercepted, blow selves up

03 February 2016, 09:44

The Nigeria military has reminded residents to be extra vigilant amid fears terrorist will strike following some loss of personnel.

AU lauds task force against Boko Haram

03 February 2016, 19:16

The total contributions pledged to the support of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram, since its inception, amount to $250 million.

Police fighting Boko Haram protest non-allowances

03 February 2016, 19:57

Policemen fighting Boko Haram in the north-east region have complained about not being their allowances by the state governments.

Security Council condemns Boko Haram attack

03 February 2016, 19:57

The United Nations Security Council said it condemned in the “strongest terms” the recent suicide bomb attacks 2016 attributed to Boko Haram in Dalori village in north eastern Nigeria.

Buhari says army will limit use of force

03 February 2016, 22:42

Muhammadu Buhari says the military will only use the minimum force necessary to deal with extremists after calls for a probe into senior commanders over abuses including the deaths of more than 8,000 detainees.

Tuesday, 02 February 2016

Dalori attacks: Death toll rises to 65

02 February 2016, 15:32

The death toll of Saturday attacks on Dalori village by members of the Boko Haram sect has increased to 65.

Monday, 01 February 2016

Buhari condemns spate of Boko Haram terror

01 February 2016, 08:45

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences to the people of Adamawa and Borno States following recurrent terror attacks.

Youth report Boko Haram presence in Taraba

01 February 2016, 08:45

Concerned Taraba Tiv Youth Frontier (CTTYF), a pressure group, is demanding the arrest of Senator Abubakar Yusuf for denying the presence of Boko Haram terrorists in the state.

EU pledges €50 million to fight Boko Haram

01 February 2016, 21:48

European Union (EU) has confirmed it will on Tuesday contribute €50 million to assist Nigeria and neighbouring countries to fight terrorism.

Donors pledge $250 million to fight Boko Haram

01 February 2016, 22:46

Donors at the African Union summit pledged $250 million for the fight against Boko Haram insurgents, AU Peace and Security Council chief Smail Chergui said.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Scores dead in Maiduguri as army, Boko Haram exchange fire

31 January 2016, 15:27

Scores of people are reported to have been killed in Dalori and Walori villages, on the outskirts of Maiduguri, following attacks by Boko Haram on Saturday night.

Boko Haram burns kids alive in Dalori village – witness

31 January 2016, 17:31

A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children among people burned to death in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremists.

African leaders urge member states to support fight against Boko Haram

31 January 2016, 20:54

African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa have called on member states of the AU to volunteer resources to combat the spread of the Boko Haram across the Lake Chad Basin and the al-Shabaab in East Africa.

Boko Haram attack: At least 90 killed in Dalori village

31 January 2016, 22:30

Around 90 people are feared to have died when Boko Haram fighters armed with guns and explosives attacked Dalori village, the army and local residents say.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Child suicide bomber kills 10 in a market in Adamawa - witnesses

30 January 2016, 08:12

A child suicide blower has blown himself up in a market in Adamawa, killing at least 10 people, witnesses say, the latest bloodshed to hit the region, which is plagued by Islamist violence.

Nigeria will fully redeem its pledge of $100m for MNJTF - Buhari

30 January 2016, 08:12

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will fully redeem its pledge of $100 million for the Multinational Joint Task Force to enhance the operations of the Task Force against Boko Haram.

VIDEO: Jonathan refuses to speak on Buhari's govt

30 January 2016, 09:14

Watch former president Goodluck Jonathan as he speaks during an interview in Geneva. He touches on various issues affecting the country, but won’t comment on President Muhammadu Buhari's government.

Corruption in Defence 'fuels Boko Haram threat'

30 January 2016, 17:03

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, says the fight against Boko Haram was stroingly undermined by corruption in the Defence sector.

Cameroon denies claims army killed civilians in Nigeria

30 January 2016, 22:01

Cameroon is denying reports that its soldiers have killed dozens of civilians in cross-border raids pursuing Boko Haram extremists into Nigeria — the third such report from Nigerian villagers in two months.

Air Force intensifies search for Chibok girls, others in Sambisa forest

30 January 2016, 22:01

The Nigerian Air Force says it is intensifying surveillance to locate the abducted Chibok girls and other captives held by Boko Haram terrorists in Sambasa forest.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Army apprehends suspected Boko Haram member in Sapele

29 January 2016, 07:30

A middle-aged man suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram sect has been apprehended in Sapele , Delta, by officers of the 19 Battalion of Nigerian Army.

FG is delaying my appeal, says Boko Haram terrorist

29 January 2016, 09:30

A member of the Boko Haram Islamist group has accused the Federal Government of delaying his efforts to appeal his 2013 terrorism conviction and sentence.

Chibok bombers were men disguised as women

29 January 2016, 17:25

The military says the suicide bombers who killed 17 civilians and a soldier in Chibok were men wearing hijabs with explosives strapped to their backs to look like babies.

France maintains solidarity with terrorised Chibok

29 January 2016, 21:30

France has denounced the suicide bomb attack suspected members of the Boko Haram carried out in Chibok, Borno State earlier this week.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Senators divided over Boko Haram presence in Taraba

28 January 2016, 18:04

The Senator representing Taraba Central, Abubakar Yusuf, has denied reports of an influx of suspected members of Boko Haram terror group in the state.

Four killed in twin suicide attack in north Cameroon

28 January 2016, 18:05

Four people were killed in twin suicide attacks in Kerawa in Cameroon's far north, the second attack this week in the region often targeted by Boko Haram.

16 dead, many critically wounded in Chibok

28 January 2016, 22:31

Multiple suicide bombings have killed 15 civilians and a soldier and the toll is expected to rise among those critically wounded in the Chibok in the town from which Boko Haram kidnapped scores of schoolgirls almost two years ago.

Boko Haram affects attainment of MDGs

28 January 2016, 22:31

Boko Haram insurgency is impacting on the country’s attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a senior official said.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Twenty-five dead in suicide bomb attack on north Cameroon market

25 January 2016, 15:11

Four suicide bombers killed about 25 people in a village in Cameroon's Far North region.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Thousands return to Nigerian town after Boko Haram ouster

23 January 2016, 07:59

Thousands of refugees who fled to neighbouring Cameroon in 2014 to escape Boko Haram militants, have returned to the liberated town of Gamboru only to find their homes and their livelihoods destroyed.

Nigeria must do more for Boko Haram kidnap victims: UN

23 January 2016, 07:59

UN human rights experts on Friday urged Nigeria to increase its efforts to help women and children after they have been freed from captivity by Boko Haram.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Boko Haram launch attacks in Taraba

21 January 2016, 12:45

Boko Haram members the Army defeated at the Sambisa forest are reportedly wrecking havoc in Taraba State.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Boko Haram victims receive aide from groups

19 January 2016, 08:50

The business community has been urged to empower victims of the Boko Haram terror as part of their corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Monday, 18 January 2016

4 dead in suicide attack at Cameroon mosque

18 January 2016, 14:05

Four worshippers were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northern Cameroon, a security source said, five days after a similar attack left 12 people dead.

Friday, 15 January 2016

'Boko Haram members disguising as fruit sellers'

15 January 2016, 18:16

The Defence Authorities have said that the members of the Boko Haram sect have resorted to disguising themselves as fruit sellers in order to carry out attacks on unsuspecting members of the public.

150 Boko Haram suspects arrested in Ondo

15 January 2016, 19:11

150 persons suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect were arrested in Odigbo Local Government area of Ondo state.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

More UK military personnel to be deployed against Boko Haram

14 January 2016, 08:02

The United Kingdom has announced the deployment of 35 more military personnel in Nigeria in order to combat Boko Haram and step up the country's armed forces.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

UN allocates $31m to Nigeria for Boko Haram crisis

13 January 2016, 08:01

The UN Officer for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs has allocated $31m from the CERF to support humanitarian partners in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Presidency claims Jonathan met with fake Boko Haram leaders

12 January 2016, 09:39

The former administration of Goodluck Jonathan met with fake leaders of Boko Haram who defrauded them during negotiations about the release of Chibok girls, according to Femi Adesina.

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