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Boko Haram changes name to ‘Islamic State in West Africa’

24 April 2015, 14:13

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).

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Boko Haram regroups en masse in stronghold area

23 April 2015, 21:26

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

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Boko Haram commander killed in Borno

23 April 2015, 10:27

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.

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Chad's troop rescue 43 Boko Haram child soldiers Nigeria

22 April 2015, 21:32

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.

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Nigerian forces invade last known stronghold of Boko Haram

22 April 2015, 21:32

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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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Boko Haram kill two soldiers in Baga

21 April 2015, 21:31

Two soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram rocket attack on a military vehicle in Baga, residents said.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Borno pins hopes on Buhari to stem Boko Haram

20 April 2015, 22:28

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.

Failed suicide bomber targets Shiite mosque in Potiskum

20 April 2015, 22:28

A botched suspected Boko Haram suicide attack targeting a group of Shiite Muslims injured three people in Potiskum.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Boko Haram attack: Many beheaded in Cameroon

19 April 2015, 09:36

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.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Nigeria says no need for UN military enforcement to battle Boko Haram

17 April 2015, 07:52

President Goodluck Jonathan told the United Nations his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

Jonathan appeals for reconstruction instead of UN force

17 April 2015, 09:32

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the United Nations to help the country with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of communities affected by terrorism.

Boko Haram slit throats of 12 as army tries to save civilians

17 April 2015, 22:29

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.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Parents remember missing Borno schoolgirls

16 April 2015, 08:45

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.

How Boko Haram exploits, rapes abducted girls

16 April 2015, 12:14

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.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Protest march as Nigeria marks anniversary of schoolgirl kidnappings

15 April 2015, 15:03

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.

Nigerian military focus on area abducted girls believed held

15 April 2015, 22:31

Military operations focus on forest area where abducted girls believed held.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Nigeria marks first anniversary of Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings

14 April 2015, 07:40

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.

Chibok girls’ abduction: A year on today

14 April 2015, 08:25

April 14, 2014 will go down the annals of history as one of the most sombre days in Nigerian history.

Buhari says he cannot guarantee rescuing Chibok girls

14 April 2015, 13:07

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.

UK remembers kidnapped Chibok girls

14 April 2015, 16:13

United Kingdom Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, has restated his country's concern for the missing Chibok girls.

Ireland expresses solidarity with kidnapped schoolgirls

14 April 2015, 17:27

Ireland government officials have called for urgent action to rescue the schoolgirls Boko Haram abducted from Chibok exactly a year ago.

Malala urges government to ensure release of Chibok girls

14 April 2015, 17:27

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 wants Buhari government to probe terror atrocities

14 April 2015, 18:19

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.

Feminists urge media to lead demand of girls' release

14 April 2015, 19:30

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.

Buhari administration tasked to protect Nigeria from terror

14 April 2015, 22:41

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has tasked the incoming government to change the current disputed approach to the fight against Boko Haram.

Ki-moon remembers abducted Chibok girls

14 April 2015, 22:42

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.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Routed Boko Haram fighters hiding on Lake Chad islands

13 April 2015, 12:16

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.

UNICEF report highlights Boko Haram impact on childhoods

13 April 2015, 16:40

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.

World must do more to free Nigerian schoolgirl hostages: Malala

13 April 2015, 17:41

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.

Commitee established to lead Borno reconstruction

13 April 2015, 21:56

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.

Friday, 10 April 2015

71 Chadian soldiers killed fighting Boko Haram

10 April 2015, 21:37

Seventy-one Chadian soldiers have been killed and 416 injured in two-and-a-half months' fighting Boko Haram, the Chadian army said.

Thursday, 09 April 2015

Military commended for retaking Gwoza from terrorists

09 April 2015, 17:06

Residents of Gwoza in Borno have commended the military and the Federal Government for retaking the town from the Boko Haram insurgents.

Wednesday, 08 April 2015

Boko Haram: Security Council demands joint efforts of UN member states

08 April 2015, 18:42

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.

Tuesday, 07 April 2015

Israel pledges to support Nigeria fight Boko Haram, corruption

07 April 2015, 07:57

Israel has promised to assist Nigeria in fighting corruption and terrorism and also help to develop the agriculture sector.

Monday, 06 April 2015

African leaders to hold Boko Haram summit

06 April 2015, 07:35

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.

Boko Haram 'open fire on dozens' in the northeast raid

06 April 2015, 14:51

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen opened fire on villagers and torched a number of buildings in a new attack in the northeast, witnesses said .

Boko Haram disguised as preachers kill at least 24 in Borno

06 April 2015, 18:29

Extremist Boko Haram militants disguised as preachers killed at least 24 people and wounded several others in an attack near a mosque in Borno.

Borno AG solicits donor agencies' support for Boko Haram victims

06 April 2015, 20:32

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.

Thursday, 02 April 2015

Boko Haram uses children as human bombs

02 April 2015, 08:20

Boko Haram are using children as human bombs and targeting women and girls for particularly horrific abuse, including sexual slavery.

Lynching of Boko Haram suspects condemned by FG

02 April 2015, 21:26

The Federal Government has condemned the lynching of suspected Boko Haram members by individuals who did not report them to authorities.

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Chad, Niger troops retake Nigeria border town

01 April 2015, 08:00

Soldiers from Chad and Niger have driven Boko Haram militants from a northern border town they have occupied since late last year.

Buhari says to "spare no effort" in fighting Boko Haram

01 April 2015, 18:00

Newly-elected President Muhammadu Buhari said his government would "spare no effort" to defeat militant group Boko Haram.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Claim: terror increased after poll postponement

29 March 2015, 13:15

The number of Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria increased in the six weeks following the postponement of elections, according to claims.

Troops battle Boko Haram near Bauchi: residents, military

29 March 2015, 16:54

Troops battled scores of Boko Haram fighters outside the city of Bauchi on Sunday.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Nigeria claims key Boko Haram success on eve of polling

28 March 2015, 08:03

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.

Defeat of terrorist swings pendulum in Jonathan's favour

28 March 2015, 10:56

Latest military successes against the notorious Boko Haram terrorists could sway the votes of millions of Nigerians in favour of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Jonathan's involvement in the Gwoza recapture appears suspicious

28 March 2015, 11:09

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.

Voters brave Boko Haram bullets to cast ballots

28 March 2015, 19:17

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.

SHOCKING: 23 'beheaded' on eve of election

28 March 2015, 20:41

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.

Nigerian refugees in Chad root for Buhari but can't vote

28 March 2015, 23:36

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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