Ban Ki-moon welcomed the proposal of setting up a force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.
The acknowledgment from the leader of Nigeria’s Islamic extremists comes in a video posted on YouTube
Boko Haram’s bloody massacre of a town shows up the weakness of the Nigerian state
The difference between the reactions to the bloodshed in Paris and in Baga also is related to the broader context, experts say.
A Nigerian security source said the bomb went off at 12:15 p.m.
“No one could attend to the corpses and even the seriously injured ones may have died by now,” officials said.
Nigeria’s Boko Haram group has begun regionalizing the conflict, launching several attacks across the border.
Cameroon’s air force attacked in the far north of the country for the first time since the start of the conflict.
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.
Locals were still counting those abducted in Sunday’s attack in the remote area but that the figure could pass 100.
The mosque is next to the palace of the emir of Kano although the emir himself wasn’t present.
The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people.
Islamic extremists in Nigeria have seized Chibok, forcing thousands of people to flee the town.
UN’s representative for central Africa has called on more international support in the struggle against Boko Haram.
Islamic extremists overran a major northeastern town that is home to Nigeria’s defense chief on Wednesday.