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Man arrested for raping 13-year-old Boko Haram victim

25 August 2016, 15:44

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Borno said that it had arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly raping an Internally Displaced Person.

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Sheriff created Boko Haram, Borno AG insists

25 August 2016, 07:31

The Attorney General for Borno State, Kaka Lawan, has insisted that Islamist sect Boko Haram was created by factional Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff.

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FG 'preparing Nigerian army for war with Shiite Muslims'

24 August 2016, 07:07

The Federal Government is reportedly preparing the Army for war against Shiite Muslims in Yobe State after a large group of military staff encircled the Islamic Centre of the Islamic Movement on Sunday.

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Kerry warns against military crackdowns in Nigeria

24 August 2016, 06:31

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday congratulated Nigeria on its recent military successes against Boko Haram while warning against the use of excessive force to fight extremists.

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WATCH: More Boko Haram commanders killed as Air Force intensifies air strikes

24 August 2016, 09:49

The Nigerian Air Force said it killed about 300 Boko Haram members during a recent aerial bombardments of terrorist locations in the North-East of Nigeria.

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

'PDP chairman is behind Boko Haram'

24 August 2016, 13:11

Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Borno State, Kaka Shehu Lawan has accused the factional PDP chairman Ali Modu Sheriff of being the mastermind of Boko Haram.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Boko Haram leader Shekau fatally wounded in air raid - army

23 August 2016, 08:24

The Nigerian army says Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has been seriously wounded on his shoulder in an air bombardment by the Nigerian Air Force.

Saraki pleads for global summit on Boko Haram

23 August 2016, 22:38

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called for an international summit on the Northeast, which is ravaged by the insurgency of the Boko Haram.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Complacency could stall gains against Boko Haram

22 August 2016, 08:43

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS), a continental think-tank, has warned against complacency following indications of turmoil within the Boko Haram sect.

Boko Haram kills 10, abducts 13 near Chibok

22 August 2016, 09:20

Boko Haram Islamists have killed 10 people and abducted 13 others near the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the militants kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls in 2014, locals say.

Nigeria won't be able to bring back all kidnapped Chibok girls - ISS

22 August 2016, 18:29

A continental think tank, ISS, has said that the issue of the missing Chibok girls in Nigeria continues to be a litmus test for the President Muhammadu Buhari's government, adding that it will be difficult to bring all of them back.

Air Force kills 300 Boko Haram members in raid

22 August 2016, 20:02

The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed that 300 Boko Haram sect members have been killed in a air operation in Borno State.

Friday, 19 August 2016

US Secretary of State visits Nigeria over Boko Haram

19 August 2016, 17:14

The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, is expected in Nigeria on August 23 to discuss U.S. cooperation with Nigeria over Boko Haram, economy and human rights issues.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Army transfer wanted Aisha Wakil to DSS

18 August 2016, 13:42

The Nigerian Army has handed one of the three persons it declared wanted, Aisha Wakil, a lawyer, to the Department of State Security (DSS) after interrogation at a military facility for about four hours.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

FG yet to contact Chibok parents over Boko Haram video

17 August 2016, 09:44

The Federal Government has yet to make contact with Mr. and Mrs Yakubu, the parents of Dorcas, a girl who was identified in the newest video released by Boko Haram.

Rescued Chibok girl says she misses her Boko Haram husband

17 August 2016, 11:16

One of the Chibok girls rescued from the Boko Haram camp, Amina Ali Nkeki, has revealed that she misses her terrorist husband.

Boko Haram’s latest video of captured schoolgirls offers hope and despair

17 August 2016, 12:24

Militant group Boko Haram stormed back into the world’s headlines with a renewed offer to swap abducted schoolgirls for detained insurgents. It isn’t a particularly original offer – but it may divert attention away from its infighting, writes Abdullahi Abubakar.

Air Force dismisses Boko Haram collateral damage claims

17 August 2016, 15:39

The Nigerian Air Force has assured the public it had put in place measures to avoid the injury or death of the populace during operations to rescue the abducted Chibok girls.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

PHOTOS: Army kills 16 Boko Haram fighters in Borno

16 August 2016, 07:44

The Nigerian Army has reported the killing of 16 Boko Haram fighters in Kangarwa, Borno State.

Split in Boko Haram threatens swap deal

16 August 2016, 09:40

Reports surfacing on Monday have revealed that the Federal Government is currently caught in a dilemma over which faction of Boko Haram they should hold talks with.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Army declares 3 people wanted in connection with new B'Haram video

15 August 2016, 07:31

The Nigerian Army on Sunday declared three persons, including a woman, wanted allegedly in connection with the over 200 Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram since 2014.

Father identifies Chibok girl kidnapped by Boko Haram

15 August 2016, 07:31

The father of one of the schoolgirls kidnapped from the remote area of Chibok more than two years ago said he recognised his daughter in a video released by Boko Haram on Sunday.

PHOTOS: Chibok parents burst into tears over new B'Haram video

15 August 2016, 09:32

On Sunday Boko Haram released a new video featuring some of the Chibok girls that were abducted in April 2014. The video was shared with some of the girls' parents, leaving them in a state of depression and pain.

Parents demand Chibok girls be swapped for B'Haram detainees

15 August 2016, 11:03

The #BringBackOurGirls group, along with the parents of the abducted Chibok girls, have demanded that the Federal Government swap detained members of Boko Haram for the hostages.

'Buhari will be Nigeria's best President ever'

15 August 2016, 12:05

Presidential aide Garba Shehu has responded to growing criticisms of President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the nation’s economy, saying people were just being unfair to the president.

Boko Haram vows to invade Lagos to free members

15 August 2016, 13:10

Boko Haram has restated its conditions for releasing the Chibok girls and threatened to bomb Lagos, Abuja and Borno in a fresh video.

Wanted Salkida speaks out on links to Boko Haram

15 August 2016, 14:21

Journalist Ahmed Salkida, one of three people the Army declared wanted for alleged links to the Boko Haram terror group, has denied the allegations.

Wakil blasts Army for declaring her wanted

15 August 2016, 16:17

Aisha Alkali Wakil, one of the suspects the Nigerian Army declared wanted on Sunday for complicity in the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014, has accused the Army of “mischief.”

NGO advises security agencies on on Boko Haram video

15 August 2016, 20:00

An NGO has advised the security agencies of the Nigeria government on what to actually do about the Boko Haram video that has shown Chibok girls are still alive.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

New video: We are 'in touch' with Boko Haram, says FG

14 August 2016, 21:40

The Nigerian government on Sunday said that it is "in touch" with Boko Haram over the release of a new video purportedly showing girls kidnapped from the Nigerian town of Chibok two years ago.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Saraki wants B’Haram recruitment of IDPs investigated

12 August 2016, 18:11

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has urged security agencies in the country not to treat the rumours that Boko Haram terrorists were recruiting members from IDPs camps in the North East with levity.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Army uncovers Boko Haram’s plot to attack Lagos, Imo, 7 other states

11 August 2016, 12:38

The Nigerian Army has uncovered plans by Boko Haram to bomb locations in Lagos, Kano, Sokoto, Kebbi, Bauchi, Katsina, Imo, Yobe and Borno states as well as the Federal Capital Territory.

Monday, 08 August 2016

Abubakar Shekau vows to fight on in new video

08 August 2016, 16:13

Deposed leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video vowing to fight on despite being replaced by ISIS.

Friday, 05 August 2016

Pastoralists fleeing Boko Haram face new challenges in Cameroon

05 August 2016, 10:24

since 2013 Boko Haram has started targeting pastoralists living in the bush, taking herds of cattle and slaughtering herders. It is likely that cattle are a major source of income for the group and not ivory, as has been suggested.

New Boko Haram leader accuses Shekau of killing fellow Muslims

05 August 2016, 15:01

Newly appointed Boko Haram leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi, has accused deposed leader Abubakar Shekau of violating Islamic tenets by killing fellow Muslims.

Thursday, 04 August 2016

Abubakar Shekau reacts negatively to new B'Haram leader

04 August 2016, 08:21

Former Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has released a new recording in reaction to the placement of Abu Musab al-Barnawi as the new commander of the Islamic sect.

US declares Borno, Adamawa, 18 other states unsafe

04 August 2016, 14:32

United States government has listed 20 of Nigeria’s 36 states as unsafe and asked its citizens living in the country to stay away from them.

Monday, 01 August 2016

EU avails funds to fight Boko Haram

01 August 2016, 22:40

The European Union (EU) has committed €50 million support to support the Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in its fight against the Boko Haram.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

UNICEF resumes aid to NE Nigeria after convoy attack

30 July 2016, 13:51

UNICEF will continue to provide assistance to millions of conflict-affected children in northeast Nigeria, despite an attack on its convoy by Boko Haram Islamists, the UN children's agency has said.

Nigerian Army ambush fleeing Boko Haram troops

30 July 2016, 18:31

Nigerian Army troops set up an ambush for Boko Haram militants to ensure that the terrorist group suffered a heavy blow as they fled the Sambisa forest.

Friday, 29 July 2016

UN defers aid to terror-torn Northeast Nigeria

29 July 2016, 08:51

The United Nations has temporarily suspended humanitarian assistance missions in Northeast Nigeria pending q review of the security situation.

PHOTOS: Boko Haram attacks UN officials in Bama

29 July 2016, 08:51

Insurgents believed to be part of Boko Haram have attacked a team from the United Nations (UN) in an area close to Bama, Borno State.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Five missing soldiers have been found: Army

25 July 2016, 10:10

Five of the 19 soldiers who went missing after an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast have been found, the Army has said.

No more camps of Boko Haram in Northeast

25 July 2016, 22:30

The Nigerian Army has stated that there are no longer camps of Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East part of the country.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

PHOTOS: Army ambush Boko Haram, make amazing recovery

24 July 2016, 21:38

The Nigerian Army has revealed how troops from Operation Lafiya Dole ambushed Boko Haram terrorists crossing into the Sambisa Forest from Komala and Musafanari.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

UN delivers food to starving displaced by Boko Haram

23 July 2016, 14:55

The United Nations has made the first food aid delivery to thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram Islamists in Banki, where hundreds have starved to death since March, the UN said on Friday.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Boko Haram forced me to watch my son beheaded says victim

21 July 2016, 11:05

One of the victims of the Boko Haram terror in Borno State, Jummai Ibrahim, has revealed how the terrorists forced her to watch her 21-year-old son being beheaded.

42 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Borno

21 July 2016, 22:34

Troops have killed 42 terrorists and rescued 80 captives held ransom by the Boko Haram group at Gangere village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

NE Nigeria food crisis could be worse than thought: UN

19 July 2016, 22:26

Two million people in need of assistance in the northeast of the country are cut off from help, the UN said on Tuesday, warning the scale of a food crisis could be worse than thought.

Monday, 18 July 2016

249 Boko Haram suspects freed

18 July 2016, 20:01

The Nigerian Army said on Monday that a total of 249 suspected Boko Haram terrorists and accomplices, arrested by troops in several mop up operations, have been released.

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