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Air Force destroys Boko Haram hideouts

02 December 2016, 18:43

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed some vehicles, fuel depots and other logistics items belonging to the Boko Haram sect.

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Extent of Boko Haram exodus to neighbouring countries

28 November 2016, 21:31

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has reported more than 29 500 Nigerian refugees that fled their communities as a result of terrorism have returned from Cameroon and Niger.

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Boko Haram ordered to surrender or regret

24 November 2016, 16:34

Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre Commander, Leo Irabor, has ordered Boko Haram terrorists (BHT) to surrender as defeat was imminent.

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Identity of 55 most wanted Boko Haram members released

21 November 2016, 20:07

The Defence has released names and photographs of 55 Boko Haram terrorists wanted for insurgency in the northeast.

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UN reveals number of people in dire need of food in the north

25 November 2016, 16:53

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned that Boko Haram insurgency and rising inflation have left more than five million people in northeast Nigeria facing acute food insecurity.

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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Army confirm death of another lieutenant colonel in Boko Haram attack

24 November 2016, 12:01

The Nigerian Army have confirmed the death of B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel, in a Boko Haram ambush.

Monday, 21 November 2016

REPORT: Soldiers selling weapons to Boko Haram

21 November 2016, 12:28

Alleged corruption by some military officers, reportedly selling arms to the Boko Haram, has been cited among causes of the resurgence of the terror group.

Operatives welcome progress against Boko Haram

21 November 2016, 20:15

Heads of Intelligence and Security Services of the countries of the Sahel-Saharan region, meeting in Ethiopia, have commended strides against the Boko Harm sect in Nigeria and neighbouring countries.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Troops kill 7 Boko Haram members

20 November 2016, 22:18

The Nigerian Army engaged Boko Haram in Borno leading to the death of seven terrorists.

Friday, 18 November 2016

UPDATE: Police confirm six dead in Maiduguri bombing

18 November 2016, 14:01

The police have confirmed in Maiduguri that six people have been declared dead following some suicide bombings in the town on Friday.

Boko Haram sparks surge in Cameroon refugee numbers

18 November 2016, 21:08

About 200 000 people, mostly children, are now internally displaced in Cameroon’s Far North region, mainly due to the insurgency by Nigeria’s Boko Haram group.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Botswana, Burkina Faso back war against Boko Haram

17 November 2016, 19:04

Botswana and Burkina Faso have assured Nigeria of their support as the country fights the Boko Haram terror group.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters surrender in Chad - sources

14 November 2016, 07:50

Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters and their families have surrendered in Chad in the past month, security and U.N. sources said, in a sign the military campaign against them is making headway.

200 Islamic clerics set to fight Boko Haram

14 November 2016, 16:21

The Japanese government has sponsored 200 Islamic clerics in the training on how to counter radicalization message of Boko Haram.

Monday, 07 November 2016

Army releases 1217 detainees in Maiduguri

07 November 2016, 22:05

The Nigerian Army said that it had so far released about 1271 detainees after clearing them of any link with the Boko Haram terrorists group.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016

Jonathan was never committed to ending the Boko Haram insurgency - Osinbajo

01 November 2016, 12:01

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has accused former Goodluck Jonathan’s government of not having stepping up its commitment to bring down the terror brought Boko Haram.

Life skills for surrendering Boko Haram members

01 November 2016, 13:07

Hundreds of Boko Haram members that have surrendered to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) are set to receive empowerment skills from government and non-governmental organizations.

Monday, 31 October 2016

5 soldiers killed as Boko Haram ambushes troops

31 October 2016, 09:42

Boko Haram terrorists have killed five soldiers carrying out clearance operations in the Borno State.

Troops nab Boko Haram drugs, fuel suppliers

31 October 2016, 11:32

Troops on patrol have arrested two suspected terrorists in Borno on Sunday who supplied Boko Haram with drugs, logistics and fuel.

Nigerian officials abusing women, girls displaced by Boko Haram – HRW

31 October 2016, 13:04

A rights group has accused Nigerian government officials and other authorities of raping and sexually abusing women and girls displaced by Boko Haram militants.

AU donates equipment for Boko Haram elimination

31 October 2016, 20:30

The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Commission has handed over vehicles and electrical equipment to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram terrorist group.

Shettima accuses UN, NGOs of misusing aid money

31 October 2016, 22:22

Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima, the most devastated by Boko Haram's Islamic uprising is accusing some U.N. and international aid agencies of misusing funds meant for refugees

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Boko Haram recruiting youth to supply fuel in Borno: NSCDC

30 October 2016, 20:28

The Borno command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday raised the alarm that youths in Maiduguri are now being recruited by Boko Haram to supply fuel in Gamboru Ngala area of the state.

Soldiers foil suicide bomb attempt in Maiduguri

30 October 2016, 22:10

The Nigerian Army on Sunday foiled another attempt by a suspected suicide bomber to attack the Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, its spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said in a statement.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Army confirms killing of 9 persons in twin blasts

29 October 2016, 18:17

The Nigerian Army on Saturday confirmed the killing of at least nine persons in twin blasts in Maiduguri.

UN gets release of 876 children detained by military

29 October 2016, 18:17

The U.N. Children's Fund says it has negotiated the release of 876 children detained at an army barracks that holds people suspected of helping the Boko Haram extremist group.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Released Chibok girls were not sexually abused by abductors - source

28 October 2016, 08:32

One of the Chibok schoolgirls that came back with a child was already pregnant before she was abducted along with 219 other girls by Boko Haram gunmen on 14 April 2014.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Mrs Buhari to distribute relief materials to malnourished IDPs in Borno

27 October 2016, 07:30

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, will on Thursday, inaugurate the distribution of relief materials, including drugs, to families and malnourished children in Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camps in Maiduguri, Borno.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

UN officer pledges more support to terror-prone Nigeria

26 October 2016, 07:36

The Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Peter Lundberg, has assured Nigeria of the international community’s solidarity in the wake of Boko Haram terror.

FG rejects US Department report on Child-labour

26 October 2016, 07:44

Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, has rejected the report of United States Department of Labour (USDOL),that blacklisted the nation as “engaging in Child soldiering’’ due to Boko Haram activities in the country.

US funds competition to thwart Boko Haram

26 October 2016, 18:26

Local organizations have been encouraged to participate in a competition run by the United States to mitigate threats of violent extremism in Nigeria and Kenya.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Boko Haram crisis tops AU, EU envoys retreat

25 October 2016, 07:35

The Boko Haram insurgency afflicting Nigeria and neighbouring countries will be among issues on the agenda when African and European envoys meet in Belgium on Tuesday.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Widows of victims of Nigeria's Boko Haram say aid overdue

23 October 2016, 17:58

After her husband was killed by a Boko Haram suicide bomber late last year, Hajjagana Mbasaru was forced to pull her children from school and rely on friends to feed them. Read on...

Friday, 21 October 2016

83 soldiers still missing days after Boko Haram attack

21 October 2016, 16:05

At least 83 Nigerian soldiers, including a commanding officer, are still missing days after they came under a Boko Haram attack.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Boko Haram razes village near Chibok, locals say

20 October 2016, 08:56

Boko Haram has burnt down a village neighbouring Chibok where the group kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls two years ago, local residents say.

Nigerian soldiers drown in River Yobe after Boko Haram attack

20 October 2016, 11:15

Several Nigerian soldiers drowned in the Yobe River in North-East Nigeria as they tried to escape intense fire from Boko Haram fighters on Monday according to reports.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

13 soldiers injured, others missing in Gashigar

19 October 2016, 07:30

No fewer than 13 soldiers were on Monday injured, while some are still missing in action after an attack by Boko Haram terrorists at Gashigar, Borno, an official has said.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Boko Haram claims attack on soldiers in Borno

18 October 2016, 08:25

Boko Haram on Monday claimed it killed 20 soldiers in Borno, in violence marring the celebrations following the release of some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.

Rescued Chibok girls face stigma from communities

18 October 2016, 15:40

21 schoolgirls released by the Boko Haram terror group northeast of Nigeria recently face deep stigma and mistrust from their own communities for fear they could have been radicalised in captivity.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Boko Haram ready to negotiate release of 83 more Chibok girls

17 October 2016, 09:29

The Islamic State-allied faction of Boko Haram has reportedly expressed its willingness to negotiate the release of 83 more Chibok girls after freeing 21 of the more than 200 abductees last week.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Boko Haram lists demand for release of more Chibok girls

16 October 2016, 12:23

Boko Haram terrorists have revealed two major conditions which the Federal Government has to meet in order to secure the release of 83 more Chibok girls.

Chibok parents eager to see 21 girls freed by Boko Haram

16 October 2016, 17:26

Parents are waiting with excitement to be reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2 ½ years ago and freed in the first negotiated release organized by Nigeria's government and the Islamic extremist group.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

FG confirms release of 21 Chibok girls

13 October 2016, 12:34

The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed the release of 21 Chibok school girls after 900 days in captivity.

18 out of the released 21 Chibok girls are nursing mothers

13 October 2016, 14:48

Investigations have revealed that 18 out of the 21 Chibok girls released by Boko Haram Thursday morning are nursing mothers.

Parents of released Chibok girls yet to be contacted

13 October 2016, 16:20

The parents of the 21 Chibok girls that were released by Boko Haram are yet to be officially contacted by both the federal and Borno state government.

Lai Mohammed says Chibok girls release was not prisoner swap

13 October 2016, 21:24

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed said that the release of 21 of the more than 200 Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram more than two years ago was not a prisoner swap.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

PHOTOS: Troops kill two terrorists in Borno villages

12 October 2016, 11:03

Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole have killed two suspected Boko Haram terrorists during operations to rid Borno State of the insurgents.

Bomb blast hits Maiduguri, scores feared dead

12 October 2016, 12:20

Scores of travellers and traders are feared dead following a bomb blast outside a popular car park in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Boko Haram, poverty exacerbate child marriages

11 October 2016, 22:37

The Boko Haram crisis in northeast Nigeria has been blamed for the prevalence of child marriages in the country.

Saturday, 08 October 2016

PHOTOS: Nigerian Army releases images of captured Boko Haram terrorists

08 October 2016, 09:44

The Nigerian Army has arrested what it believes is Boko Haram members who allegedly participated in terror attacks and cattle rustling.

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