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Children are now being seen as potential threats after an "alarming spike" in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram militants.
UN reports alarming spike in girls and women used in suicide bombings by Boko Haram in Nigeria.
After Nigeria's military liberated most northeast towns from Boko Haram control, writer and historian Ed Keazor decided to visit troops on the frontline.
The Nigerian Army found a large amount of Euro on a terrorist commander who was killed during an encounter with the insurgents at Mafa, near Nigeria’s border with Cameroun.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Monday that it had deployed more field workers to Borno to cater for the increased humanitarian needs due to Boko Haram insurgency.
Boko Haram fighters killed several people and destroyed dozens of homes in a raid on a town in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local residents, a vigilante and the military said.
The Nigerian military yesterday in a statement released on its website announced it had arrested a sponsor of the Boko Haram sect in Bauchi.
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Boko Haram fighters hacked to death 10 people in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, a local government official told.
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The military says troops have killed scores of Islamic extremists and rescued 20 women and children from captivity even as reports come in of Boko Haram fighters slitting villagers' throats and chopping them to death.
The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session.
The “There is God,” video skit made popular by the first lady, Patience Jonathan, is Nigeria’s most viewed non-music footage ever on popular online video site, YouTube.
President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, has called on the international community to do more to address the consequences of the Boko Haram attacks.
With shallow graves of unveiled bones, rivers of shed blood, wounded homes and don’t-ask-for-my-dad babies of the living martyr mothers of Sambisa, it is a tale that will never be untold.
A journalist and rights activist known for his outspoken criticism of the humanitarian crisis in southeastern Niger has been arrested for "collaborating" with Boko Haram Islamists, the interior minister said.
The Federal Government inter-ministerial committee has commenced the assessment of territories destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents during their siege on some states.
Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed several people and abducted six women at Sabongari town in Madagali Local Government of Adamawa State.
The Borno State Government said it would require more than US$20 million to relocate victims displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency back to their homelands.
Armed forces reportedly have destroyed 10 Boko Haram camps in the remote Sambisa forest, the militant group's final hideout.
The Military said an unconfirmed number of terrorists died this past weekend as additional camps used by terrorists were overran in the continuing offensive operations in Sambisa Forest.
The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has appealed to the United Nations to intercede in the emerging humanitarian crisis the Boko Haram insurgency has brought in West and Central Africa.
The Defence Headquarters said that there was no cause for alarm over the reported retaken of Marte town in Borno by insurgents as steps were being taken to address the untoward development.
Boko Haram militants retook the town of Marte in Borno state, which had been liberated in February, the state deputy governor said.
A young girl carried out a suicide attack at a bus station in Damaturu killing seven people and injuring 31, witnesses and the local hospital said.
At least 55 people were killed in two Boko Haram raids this week near Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, local and vigilante sources said.
Suspected Boko Haram militants are attacking Maiduguri in Borno state from a cashew plantation a few kilometres from the Giwa barracks.
After enduring captivity by Boko Haram, the hundreds of girls and women recently rescued from months of captivity by the militants, may now face stigma from their communities.
The United Nations World Food Programme said the Boko Haram crisis would worsen the malnutrition crisis in vulnerable communities in neighbouring countries Nigerians have sought refuge.
Many more refugees are staying in temporary accommodation in and around the city, with thousands bunking down for months with host families or relatives in often heavily overcrowded homes.
Fleeing Boko Haram fighters left the hundreds of women and children they captured to their fate in the bush as Nigerian soldiers closed in last week.
Nigerian troops who once fled from Boko Haram now have the militants on the run
A soldier was killed while three others were injured when the troops of the Nigerian Army repelled an ambush by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Zara Malam's son Mohammed was just five months old when Boko Haram stormed their village in northeastern Nigeria and carried them off to their stronghold in the Sambisa forest.
The NEMA has asked for members of the public to respect the privacy of victims amid requests to release pictures and details of women and children rescued from terrorists.
Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has expressed concerned over the alleged massive impregnating of women by members of Boko Haram sect.
A freed Boko Haram hostage says at least three women were killed in a landmine explosion and others crushed to death by tanks as the military moved in to rescue them from the terror group.
The military is grilling a man arrested in the Borno State on Sunday in connection with supplying fuel and food to terrorists.
214 girls rescued from Boko Harm camps in Sambisa Forest during a military raid are reportedly pregnant.
Over six hundred women and children have thus-far been freed as the Nigerian army along with hired foreign mercenary fighters and pilots at last bombard Boko Haram camps in Sambisa forest, Borno state.
Troops killed 28 suspected militants during a weekend operation in central Nigeria launched in response to an attack last month which saw six soldiers gruesomely murdered, the military said.
Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death as the military approached to rescue the women.
Troops have rescued about 160 more hostages from Boko Haram's Sambisa Forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria.
The United States has condemned the deadly attacks by the Boko Haram in Niger.
The Defence Headquarters has dismissed media reports claiming that terrorists were now in control of Mafa in Borno State.
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen shot dead 21 people in Yobe State who were trying to return home to recover abandoned food supplies, a local official and a victim's relative said.
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.
Boko Haram fighters have amassed in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria.
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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