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Claim: terror increased after poll postponement

29 March 2015, 12:15

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

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2015 Elections: 38 killed in Gombe, Borno, Rivers

29 March 2015, 10:01

At least 38 people were killed in bomb and shooting incidents in Gombe, Borno and Rivers states on Saturday.

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SHOCKING: 23 'beheaded' on eve of election

28 March 2015, 19:41

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.

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

28 March 2015, 22:36

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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Boko Haram threatens more terror in Borno town

28 March 2015, 20:10

Boko Haram terrorists that killed 25 people in a Borno State town on the eve of the elections threatened the community they will return to carry out similar attacks.

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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds from voting

29 March 2015, 07:30

Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions still voted.

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.

Boko Haram gunmen kill 6 voters in Yobe state

28 March 2015, 16:28

Islamist Boko Haram insurgents launched two deadly attacks on voters in Yobe state police and a security source said, killing six people.

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.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Nigeria wraps up presidential election campaign

27 March 2015, 09:00

Campaigning has wound to a close in the presidential elections with the two leading candidates delivering their final messages to supporters.

Regional troops retake town from Boko Haram: Niger minister

27 March 2015, 09:01

Chad and Niger troops have recaptured the northeastern town of Gachagar from Boko Haram, as part of a regional offensive to combat the Islamist insurgents, Niger's defence minister said on Thursday.

UK avails funds to fight Boko Haram

27 March 2015, 14:52

The United Kingdom has allocated £5 million of UK support for a new regional Task Force to tackle Boko Haram in northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin area.

Masses displaced by Boko Haram hope to vote in polls

27 March 2015, 19:55

Election officials are trying to ensure that those forced from their homes by the fighting can get to the polls.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Wounded soldiers receive treatment overseas

26 March 2015, 09:01

About 20 soldiers have received treatment abroad as part of the army’s commitment to ensuring adequate healthcare to personnel injured in the line of duty against the Boko Haram.

'Chibok girls are still in Gwoza'

26 March 2015, 11:12

A woman, Mbutu Papka, who was recently freed after eight months from the captivity of the Boko Haram sect has said that the more than 200 school girls captured by the sect are in Gwoza town.

'1 000 civilians killed in Boko Haram attacks'

26 March 2015, 13:01

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said attacks by the terrorist group Boko Haram killed more than 1 000 civilians since the beginning of the year.

US notes troops progress against Boko Haram

26 March 2015, 13:01

United States National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, has highlighted the critical need for the Nigerian security forces to remain apolitical while providing security during polls.

Al Jazeera demands the release of their two Nigerian journalists

26 March 2015, 14:02

Al Jazeera has demanded the release of their two Nigerian journalists who have been detained in Maiduguri by Nigerian forces since Tuesday morning.

Niger, Chad troops pursue Boko Haram in Nigerian border area

26 March 2015, 19:57

Troops from Chad and Niger pursued Boko Haram fighters across a northern Nigeria border area, driving them out of a village they held there and causing some to flee into Niger.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Women, children taken in latest Boko Haram kidnappings

25 March 2015, 08:01

Boko Haram militants have abducted hundreds of people, with the majority of those kidnapped mainly women and children, a local government official says.

Boko Haram member dressed as woman arrested

25 March 2015, 13:59

A suspected male member of the terrorist group, Boko Haram was arrested in Kwaya Kusar area of Borno state by the Nigerian army.

Escaped Chibok girls resume studies in Adamawa

25 March 2015, 22:18

The 21 escaped Chibok girls resumed their studies at the American University of Nigeria after Boko Haram attacked their school and kidnapped some learners.

Chad's UN envoy says Boko Haram 'more dangerous' than IS

25 March 2015, 22:50

Chad's UN envoy voiced frustration over Security Council inaction on endorsing a regional force fighting Boko Haram, arguing that the Nigerian extremists are "more dangerous" than Islamic State fighters.

Government denies reports of new mass Boko Haram kidnapping

25 March 2015, 22:50

Government denied reports of a mass kidnapping in the country's northeast, as Boko Haram militants flee a four-nation military offensive.

UK Minister for Africa outrage at Damasak abductions

25 March 2015, 22:51

United Kingdom Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, expressed dismay at reports of further abductions in Nigeria.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Two killed as Borno suicide bomb attack backfires

24 March 2015, 08:00

Two females have reportedly been killed in the Borno State following a botched suicide bombing attack.

Displaced fear Boko Haram attack

24 March 2015, 08:01

Boko Haram could target vulnerable people displaced by the violence, as elections approach.

Jonathan’s 6-week war blunder and inability to defeat Boko Haram

24 March 2015, 18:40

Jonathan's comments about Boko Haram have led some to believe that the terrorism activities have simply been paused not stopped.

Pakistan commends military over success against Boko Haram

24 March 2015, 21:33

The Pakistani High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lt.-Gen. Ashraf Saleem commended the Nigerian Armed Forces over the recent achievements recorded against Boko Haram.

Out-of-school children: Nigeria's ticking time bomb

24 March 2015, 22:15

Some 10.5 million children in Africa's most populous nation and leading economy are out of school, the largest number in the world, according to the United Nations.

Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds in Damask

24 March 2015, 22:50

Boko Haram militants have kidnapped more than 400 women and children from Damask.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Army thwarts Boko Haram attempts to reclaim Bama

23 March 2015, 09:03

Troops have repelled fresh attacks on Bama town in Borno State by terrorists suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect.

Displaced fear Boko Haram violence as elections approach

23 March 2015, 21:59

Boko Haram appears to have been weakened by a sustained regional fight-back but there are growing fears the group could target vulnerable people displaced by the violence, as elections approach.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Chad troops return to town after Boko Haram kill 11

22 March 2015, 10:00

Chadian troops returned to the border town of Gamboru, locals said, after Boko Haram took advantage of a lack of military presence to kill 11 people.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Nigeria unrest causing 'tremendous suffering': UN official

21 March 2015, 09:40

Violence by extremists has led to staggering levels of misery and hardship, ranging from food shortages to families torn apart by relentless attacks, a top UN official said.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Graffiti, flags only Boko Haram signs in Damasak

20 March 2015, 08:00

Graffiti and Boko Haram's black and white flags are all that remain of the Islamists in Damasak after troops from Chad and Niger seized the town.

ISIS claims deadly attack on Tunis museum

20 March 2015, 08:00

The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on foreign tourists at Tunisia's national museum.

Jonathan eyes Boko Haram ouster within a month

20 March 2015, 15:39

President Goodluck Jonathan said in an interview broadcast that he hoped that Boko Haram militants would be pushed out of captured towns and villages within a month.

UN supports Nigeria terror victims with N5.6 bn

20 March 2015, 20:06

The United Nations Central Emergency Fund (CERF) has released 28 million dollars (about N5.6 billion) to support victims of the violence in the North-East zone of Nigeria.

At least 70 bodies found near Damasak

20 March 2015, 22:30

Soldiers from Niger and Chad have discovered the bodies of at least 70 people, many of them beheaded, dumped near a bridge outside Damasak liberated from Boko Haram.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Boko Haram 'slaughter wives' in Bama

19 March 2015, 16:49

Dozens of Nigerian women who were forced to marry Boko Haram fighters were reportedly slaughtered by their "husbands" before a battle with troops in Bama

Boko Haram attacks Gamboru, kills 11

19 March 2015, 20:32

Boko Haram militants killed 11 people in an attack on Gamboru as hundreds of militants flooded the town following the withdrawal of Chadian troops.

Jonathan vows Boko Haram won't claim control again

19 March 2015, 22:57

The Government will ensure terrorists will never occupy any area in the country again, President Gooluck Jonathan has said.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

So Na Oyinbo Mercenaries Dey fight Boko Haram for Us?

18 March 2015, 14:10

The entire war against Boko Haram has been literally fought by hired hands; this according to recent media reports.

Muslim group declares war against ISIS, Boko Haram

18 March 2015, 15:53

A muslim group, Muslims Against Terror organization has declared a Holy War (Jihad) against terrorist groups ISIS and Boko Haram affiliates and partners to al-Qaeda terrorist organizations in the world.

Polls, Boko Haram seen worsening inflation

18 March 2015, 17:02

The ongoing insecurity in the north east and upcoming general elections are among some factors projected to further drive inflation up.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Military commended over recovery of Madagali by minister

17 March 2015, 20:26

The Nigerian Military has been commended by Minister of Youth Development, Boni Haruna, for the recovery of Madagali and other territories in Adamawa.

Foreigners train military as "final onslaught" hits Boko Haram

17 March 2015, 21:17

Foreign private security personnel from South Africa, Russia and South Korea are on the ground in northeast Nigeria to train Nigerian troops and are not engaged in frontline combat against Boko Haram.

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