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US envoy Sewall resumes Nigeria Boko Haram mission

25 October 2016, 08:29

United States Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Sarah Sewall, has embarked on a tour of Nigeria and neighbouring countries to sustain the fight against Boko Haram terror.

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Boko Haram crisis tops AU, EU envoys retreat

25 October 2016, 06:35

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.

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

23 October 2016, 16:58

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...

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83 soldiers still missing days after Boko Haram attack

21 October 2016, 15:05

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

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Two girls return home from Boko Haram camp

21 October 2016, 11:30

A fourteen-year-old girl identified as Fatimah and Zainab, an eight-year-old girl on Thursday, October 20, returned home after spending two years in captivity in Sambisa forest

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

At least 83 Nigerian soldiers 'missing in Boko Haram attack'

23 October 2016, 20:18

Senior military officers say 83 soldiers are missing after Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a remote base in northeastern Nigeria.

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.

SHOCKING: 'Remaining captured Chibok girls reluctant to return home'

19 October 2016, 12:36

The chairman of the Chibok development association, Pogu Bitrus, has disclosed that more than 100 of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls are unwilling to return home after more than a year in Boko Haram captivity.

Boko Haram abducts soldiers in military camp attack

19 October 2016, 14:44

There are emerging reports that a remote military camp in the northeastern region of Nigeria, has been raided by Boko Haram terrorists.

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.

Doctor describes first sight of cousins kidnapped by B'Haram

18 October 2016, 10:09

Abuja - An Abuja-based doctor has reportedly described the moment when one of his cousins saw him at the official reunion ceremony for Chibok families.

Chibok girls: Buhari gives condition for continued negotiation with Boko Haram

18 October 2016, 11:30

The federal government will only continue negotiations with the Boko Haram if “they agree to involve international agencies like ICRC (Red Cross),” President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

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.

We stayed without food for one month, 10 days – Chibok Girls

16 October 2016, 22:00

The 21 freed Chibok Girls say on Sunday in Abuja that for "one month and 10 days" of their abduction by the Boko Haram insurgents they stayed without food in the bush.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

US outlines six ways for Nigeria to defeat Boko Haram

13 October 2016, 09:54

US government experts have highlighted in a report named 'Country reports on terrorism 2015' six ways that the Nigerian government can effectively eradicate its Boko Haram threat.

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.

Osinbajo to receive released 21 Chibok girls

13 October 2016, 13:26

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is set to receive the released 21 Chibok girls at the state house in Abuja.

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

I lost 100 chiefs to Boko Haram - Shehu of Borno

11 October 2016, 08:40

Alhaji Umaru Ibn Garbai Elkanemi has revealed how he lost about 100 chiefs to Boko Haram in the last seven years that the sect has ravaged Borno State.

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

UN disagrees with Buhari, says Nigerians still fear Boko Haram

08 October 2016, 08:13

The United Nations have stated that contrary to President Muhammadu Buhari's declarations, Nigerians still live in fear on a daily basis due to the threat of terror organisation, Boko Haram.

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.

Kaduna state bans IMN

08 October 2016, 17:42

Kaduna State where clashes between the military and Shiite Muslims led to over 300 deaths last year has banned the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), saying it was a security threat.

Friday, 07 October 2016

Osinbajo describes how Jonathan caused spread of Boko Haram

07 October 2016, 12:35

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has blamed failure of the immediate past government to provide equipment and supplies to the military for the spread of Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.

Thursday, 06 October 2016

Army captures last strongholds of Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

06 October 2016, 15:21

The Nigerian Army is getting closer to ending the Boko Haram terrorism in the Northeast going by successes recorded in recent operations, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, has said.

Wednesday, 05 October 2016

Buhari rejected N1.7 trillion ransom for Chibok girls

05 October 2016, 09:24

It has been revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari rejected a 5 billion euro ransom demand by Boko Haram in exchange for the release of the missing Chibok schoolgirls.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016

Troops nab suspected Boko Haram terrorist in Borno

04 October 2016, 07:31

A suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Adamu Nuhu, was arrested by troops on Sunday at Kwaya Kusar Local Government Area in northern Borno, according to a statement issued Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman.

Monday, 03 October 2016

Youth vigilante sell Nigerian soldiers out to terrorists

03 October 2016, 10:35

Nigerian troops reported some corrupt members of the local youth vigilante, supposed to complement efforts by the army to eliminate the Boko Haram terror and bandits, had been working as informants of the perpetrators.

Family, friends recruit fighters to Boko Haram, new study reveals

03 October 2016, 14:31

A new study has revealed that members of Nigeria's extremist group Boko Haram are most often recruited by friends and family, and not members of mosques and madrasas, as has been largely thought.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Troops kill 9 Boko Haram insurgents, capture 2 AK-47 rifles

29 September 2016, 08:51

The Army on Wednesday said its troops, Operation Lafiya Dole, had killed nine suspected terrorists at Bulabulin, Borno.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

No terrorists presence, flag in Borno village – Army

28 September 2016, 07:21

The Nigerian Army has refuted report of alleged presence of Boko Haram terrorists and their flag in some Borno villages.

Shettima to rebuild churches destroyed by Boko Haram

28 September 2016, 19:24

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has promised to rebuild churches and other structures destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in Lassa, Borno state.

Court orders trial-within-trial in alleged Boko Haram case

28 September 2016, 21:25

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered a trial-within-trial to determine whether the statement from suspects were obtained voluntarily.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Muslims beg Boko Haram to free Chibok girls

27 September 2016, 10:23

The Muslim community in Osun State has appealed to Boko Haram to release the over 200 missing Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted in 2014.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Army labels Shekau's video 'desperate, propoganda'

26 September 2016, 07:21

The Nigerian Army has reacted to a recent video released by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, stating that the commander clearly has a mental issue.

Army suffers more casualties in Borno, Kaduna

26 September 2016, 08:45

The Nigerian Army has suffered fresh setbacks in the fight against terrorists and gunmen with several soldiers and support staff killed during separate incidents in Borno and Kaduna States.

Soldiers missing after militants attack Cross River base

26 September 2016, 12:21

Two soldiers are missing and their colleague dead after rampaging militants attacked troops deployed in the Cross River State.

N30 billion needed to reconstruct Bama - Commissioner

26 September 2016, 21:01

The Borno State Government said that it required about N30 billion for the reconstruction of structures damaged by Boko Haram insurgents in Bama.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Boko Haram leaves Nigeria a lifetime of mental trauma

25 September 2016, 07:53

The soldier clutched his book with both hands. He shouted his name, rank and Nigerian Army number to no-one in particular. He stood up straight and ended every reply with a bark of "sah" (sir).

Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in video

25 September 2016, 12:17

The embattled leader of jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, resurfaced in a video posted online, rejecting assertions by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded.

Friday, 23 September 2016

15 insurgents, 2 soldiers die in Borno gun battle

23 September 2016, 07:15

The Army on Thursday said it killed Fifteen insurgents in a fierce battle between its troops and Boko Haram terrorists in Abadam village, Borno.

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