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UN chief backs regional African force to fight Boko Haram

Ban Ki-moon welcomed the proposal of setting up a force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.


Nigeria’s Boko Haram leader claims Baga massacre

The acknowledgment from the leader of Nigeria’s Islamic extremists comes in a video posted on YouTube

Making of a tragedy

Boko Haram’s bloody massacre of a town shows up the weakness of the Nigerian state


As world watches Paris, Nigeria suffers its own attacks

The difference between the reactions to the bloodshed in Paris and in Baga also is related to the broader context, experts say.


Nigeria blast: Child suicide bomber kills at least 16

A Nigerian security source said the bomb went off at 12:15 p.m.


‘2,000 killed in deadliest massacre by Boko Haram in Nigeria’

“No one could attend to the corpses and even the seriously injured ones may have died by now,” officials said.


Extremists kidnap 40 males in northern Nigeria

Nigeria’s Boko Haram group has begun regionalizing the conflict, launching several attacks across the border.


Cameroon raids Boko Haram after jihadists seized military camp

Cameroon’s air force attacked in the far north of the country for the first time since the start of the conflict.


13-year-old girl: My father gave me to Boko Haram

She says she told her captors she did not want to be a suicide bomber but allowed them to strap her into a vest primed with explosives.


Boko Haram militants kill 32, kidnap scores in Nigeria

Locals were still counting those abducted in Sunday’s attack in the remote area but that the figure could pass 100.


Nigeria bomb blast: Crowded mosque in Kano city attacked, 65 dead

The mosque is next to the palace of the emir of Kano although the emir himself wasn’t present.


Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria

The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people.


Nigeria: Militants seize hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls

Islamic extremists in Nigeria have seized Chibok, forcing thousands of people to flee the town.


UN official wants international support in fight against Boko Haram

UN’s representative for central Africa has called on more international support in the struggle against Boko Haram.

Rebels chase troops from northeast Nigerian towns

Islamic extremists overran a major northeastern town that is home to Nigeria’s defense chief on Wednesday.