The fate of more than 200 missing schoolgirls abducted by the insurgents six months ago still is being negotiated.
The Islamists launched an attack on the town of Bama on Monday but came back in greater numbers overnight, the sources said.
Suicide Bombers attacked two mosques in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state killing at least six people.
Our demand to demilitarise the Strip is not only for Israelis; it’s also for you, Fathi. We prefer happy neighbours to suffering neighbours.
Boko Haram militants take away Cameroon Vice Prime Minister Ahmadou Ali’s wife and house help.
Witnesses said the explosion ripped through the market early Tuesday.
Boko Haram appears to operate largely outside the banking system.
Boko Haram, whose name means ‘Western education is a sin’, has been carrying out deadly attacks in Nigeria.
It is the latest in a series of violent attacks blamed on Islamic extremists.
The group was kidnapped in the last week during a Boko Haram attack on Kummabza village in the Damboa district of Borno state.
One student said people ran out of the School of Hygiene yelling “Get out! It’s a bomb.”
Alhaji Tar, a member of the vigilante group, said the group also took three young men who tried to stop the kidnapping.
Othman Abubakar, a spokesman for the Adamawa state police, confirmed the explosion but he couldn’t say how many people had been killed or injured.
police officials said 24 soldiers and 21 policemen killed in an attack on Monday evening on Buni Yadi town in Yobe state.
These personnel, Obama said, will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria.