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Chad: 123 Boko Haram militants killed in Cameroon

31 January 2015, 15:31

Three soldiers and 123 Boko Haram militants were killed when the Islamist group attacked a Chadian army contingent in northern Cameroon, the Chadian military says.

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Military says NE town retaken from Boko Haram

31 January 2015, 08:59

Nigeria's military on Friday said it had retaken the northeast town of Michika from Boko Haram after weeks of unrest that reportedly killed dozens of people and forced thousands to flee.

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AU supports regional task force to fight Boko Haram

30 January 2015, 20:32

The African Union has endorsed a West African plan to set up a regional task force of 7 500 to fight the Boko Haram militants, a senior official said.

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'Northern leaders key to ending insurgency'

30 January 2015, 15:11

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs ,Kingsley Kuku, said northern leaders were key to ending insurgency.

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UN chief assured of credible Nigeria elections

30 January 2015, 21:20

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, has assure d United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon the country will hold credible polls next month.

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Friday, 30 January 2015

Chad army retakes Nigerian town from Boko Haram

30 January 2015, 08:04

Troops from Chad have driven Boko Haram fighters from a border town seized by the Islamist militants late last year, military sources stationed in neighbouring Niger said.

Borno to distribute apartments to terror victims

30 January 2015, 09:03

The Borno State Government restated its commitment to providing shelter to victims of the incessant terror the Boko Haram group is waging.

Military recaptures Michika town from Boko Haram -Jonathan

30 January 2015, 11:12

President Goodluck Jonathan said that the Nigerian Military had liberated Michika town in Adamawa from the control of the Boko Haram insurgents.

Government uncovers Boko Haram's new strategies

30 January 2015, 12:18

The Federal Government said it had uncovered plans by insurgents to use cobblers, a.k.a. shoe shiners, and livestock to bomb public places.

Terrorism: Court fixes dates for Ndume’s trial

30 January 2015, 17:10

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed March 12 and March 19 for the commencement of the trial of Ali Ndume, charged with alleged links with Boko Haram.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Boko Haram violence sends 14 000 fleeing to Chad

29 January 2015, 07:58

More than 14 000 people fleeing Boko Haram violence have streamed into Chad since the beginning of 2015, according to a United Nations report.

Amnesty International’s allegations misleading - DHQ

29 January 2015, 09:50

The DHQ said allegations by Amnesty International that military top brass were warned of Boko Haram’s attack on Baga and Monguno but failed to take action, were misleading and unfair.

Buhari assures end to insurgency

29 January 2015, 17:01

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed condolences and support to victims, including soldiers, of the latest insurgent attacks in Borno.

Fighter jets jobs bomb town held by Boko Haram

29 January 2015, 22:31

Nigerian fighter jets have bombed the northeast town of Malam Fatori, controlled by Boko Haram.

NEMA delivers relief items to Nigerian refugees in Nigeri

29 January 2015, 22:31

The National Emergency Management Agency said that it had delivered 540 tonnes of relief items to Nigerian refugees taking shelter at different locations in the Diffa Region of Niger Republic.

Angry youths stone Jonathan's convoy

29 January 2015, 22:31

Youths angry at failure to fight Islamic uprising stone President Goodluck Jonathan convoy in Yola.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

PDP demands APC answers on terror tapes involvement

28 January 2015, 08:06

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has tapes of terrorist attacks on innocent Nigerians in its possession.

Yobe police deny suicide bomber arrest report

28 January 2015, 08:06

Police have denied a report by a foreign news agency suggesting they had arrested a bomb maker suspected to member of Boko Haram.

The nest of killers government

28 January 2015, 12:59

Though Nigeria as a state had been governed by various dictators and elected governments, no government is as oppressive and high-handed as the present.

Soldiers shoot at Borno governor's convoy

28 January 2015, 14:30

The convoy of Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima was shot at in error by soldiers in Maiduguri as it approached military garrison near the airport.

Amnesty warns Nigeria military before major Boko Haram attacks

28 January 2015, 22:26

Amnesty International claimed that Nigeria's military top brass were warned of brutal Boko Haram attacks on the northeast towns of Baga and Monguno but failed take action.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Call for deployment of UN troops to thwart Boko Haram

27 January 2015, 08:51

A global prodemocracy group representing millions of people has demanded the deployment of United Nations (UN) military forces to fight the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.

'Military takes delivery of weapons this week'

27 January 2015, 16:34

President Goodluck Jonathan said the Nigerian military would take delivery of some additional platforms between this week and next week, in his administration’s quest to end insurgency in parts of the country.

Boko Haram 'bomb maker' held in Potiskum

27 January 2015, 21:28

A man suspected of being behind the manufacture of explosives used in a series of Boko Haram suicide attacks has been arrested in Potiskum.

Politicians urged to uphold national interest

27 January 2015, 21:28

A local non-governmental organization has decried the spate of violence characterizing the run-up to the general election.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri, scores killed

26 January 2015, 08:04

Attacks by Boko Haram in Maiduguri has killed more than 200 combatants, as well as other terrorist acts in other areas of the north.

Maiduguri under curfew as Boko Haram threatens take-over

26 January 2015, 08:57

The Nigeria military has announced a 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, after repelling terrorists suspected to be members of Boko Haram group on Sunday.

Jonathan wants multinational task force to fight Boko Haram

26 January 2015, 15:25

President Goodluck Jonathan said Nigeria was pleased with the international community’s agreement with it on the multinational task force initiative in fighting the Boko Haram insurgency.

Borno governor expresses sadness over terrorist attacks

26 January 2015, 16:26

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno expressed sadness over Sunday's attempted attack on Maiduguri by suspected insurgents.

Thousands flee Monguno, swarm Maiduguri

26 January 2015, 17:28

Some 5 000 people have fled their homes amid the escalating terror in Monguno town in Borno State this past weekend.

Military fights to recapture town from Boko Haram

26 January 2015, 21:30

Troops backed by air strikes were fighting to recapture the northeastern town of Monguno from Boko Haram insurgents who had seized it a day earlier.

More terrorists killed in fight to control Borno State

26 January 2015, 22:37

The Defense has inflicted more casualties on terrorists that attempted to take over parts of Borno State.

Is Boko Haram that powerful to delay the elections?

26 January 2015, 22:37

APC said that delaying next month's election because of raging Boko Haram violence would mark "a victory" for the insurgents.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Troops fight Boko Haram in Maiduguri

25 January 2015, 13:09

Troops on Sunday engaged Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battle in Maiduguri.

Boko Haram frees at least 190 in Yobe state

25 January 2015, 13:10

Boko Haram has released at least 190 captives, who returned to their community in the northeast state of Yobe, officials say.

Friday, 23 January 2015

21 Chibok girls recieve scholarship to continue studies

23 January 2015, 19:29

21 Chibok girls have received scholarships to further their studies at the American University of Nigeria.

No need for UN or AU-backed force against Boko Haram

23 January 2015, 21:31

Nigeria's top security official ruled out the need for a United Nations or African Union-backed force to fight Boko Haram, saying the country and its partners could handle the threat.

Kerry says to visit Nigeria 'in a couple of days'

23 January 2015, 22:31

US Secretary of State John Kerry said he visit Nigeria "in a couple of days" as part of a Washington push to counter extremist groups, including Boko Haram.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Boko Haram leader threatens country's neighbours

21 January 2015, 08:06

Boko Haram has claimed a massive attack feared to be the worst in its six-year insurgency and threatened neighbours, as talks began for a regional response to the militants and fears grew of further violence.

#IamNigeria: When will the International Criminal Court charge Nigeria’s president?

21 January 2015, 10:17

How many crimes against humanity will it take for the International Criminal Court to decide that it is time to charge the president of Nigeria?

Germany says man kidnapped by Boko Haram in Cameroon freed

21 January 2015, 22:31

German Foreign Ministry says man believed kidnapped by Boko Haram in Cameroon has been freed.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

UN condemns escalating attacks by Boko Haram

20 January 2015, 08:04

The U.N. Security Council condemned the recent escalation of attacks by Boko Haram in its first formal reaction to the activities of the extremist group.

Hundreds flee Baga after Boko Haram warning

20 January 2015, 19:20

Hundreds of people from four villages near Baga have been forced to flee their homes after a warning from Boko Haram militants.

Monday, 19 January 2015

The questions about Boko Haram in light of the January massacre

19 January 2015, 14:49

In the aftermath of Boko Haram’s killing of over 2000 innocent Nigerian civilians in Baga, Borno state, it is necessary to ask certain pertinent and pressing questions.

Cameroon frees 24 hostages after suspected Boko Haram kidnapping

19 January 2015, 19:31

Cameroon's army has freed 24 of some 80 hostages kidnapped during a cross-border attack by suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters based in neighbouring Nigeria, a defence ministry spokesman said on Monday.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Buhari promises to tackle Boko Haram, if elected

18 January 2015, 09:42

Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the APC, said if elected, his administration would address the issue of Boko Haram insurgency to ensure security in the country.

Neighbours band together to fight Boko Haram

18 January 2015, 09:42

Cameroon, Chad and Niger have launched a regional bid to combat Boko Haram, as their attacks spread beyond Nigeria and concern mounts over the country's failure to regain control.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Jonathan seeks divine intervention to rescue Borno

16 January 2015, 13:26

President Goodluck Jonathan has hailed the members of the armed forces their services to defend the nation from terrorists and other threats.

West Africa leaders mulling regional force to fight Boko Haram -Mahama

16 January 2015, 15:35

West African leaders are considering creating a military force to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram militants.

Chad army vehicles head for Cameroon to fight Boko Haram

16 January 2015, 18:24

Dozens of Chadian tanks headed out of the capital south towards Cameroon to help fight Nigeria's dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.

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