Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Boko Haram


Nigerian jet thought to have killed civilians in pursuit of militants

September 16, 2021 4:59 pm

Nigeria's war with Boko Haram and Islamic State's West African (ISWAP) branch has spawned one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, with millions of people dependent on aid.

Almost 6,000 Boko Haram fighters have surrendered, Nigerian army says

September 02, 2021 10:17 pm

Some 350,000 people have died in the conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian army since it began 12 years ago, according to a United Nations estimate, and the fighting has spilled over to neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Nearly 150 students missing after gunmen raid Nigerian school

July 05, 2021 10:26 pm

Armed men, known locally as bandits, have made an industry of kidnapping students for ransom in northwest Nigeria, with Kaduna state particularly hard hit. They have taken nearly 1,000 people from schools since December last year, more than 150 of whom remain missing.

Nigeria's Boko Haram leader dead, Islamic State West African Province says

June 07, 2021 8:10 am

Boko Haram's leader was reported to have been killed on several occasions over the last 12 years, including in announcements by the military, only to later appear in a video post.

Nigerian fighter jet missing; Boko Haram claims attack

April 03, 2021 9:33 am

Boko Haram released a video that showed what appeared to be a plane as it exploded midair. The video also showed the remains of a man who was described as the pilot of the plane by a Boko Haram fighter who spoke in the local Hausa language.

In the shadow of Nollywood, filmmakers examine Boko Haram

March 23, 2021 10:55 am

Films like the “The Milkmaid,” “The Delivery Boy”; “Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram” and “Daughters of Chibok,” have examined the magnitude of violence the extremist faction has inflicted on northern parts of Africa’s most populous country and the neighboring countries of Niger and Cameroon.

Gunmen abduct 30 students from school in northwest Nigeria

March 12, 2021 7:00 pm

The latest abduction took place late Thursday night at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in the Igabi local government area of Kaduna state, police said.

Nigerian official says over 300 abducted schoolboys freed

December 18, 2020 8:57 am

Rebels from the Boko Haram extremist group claimed responsibility for abducting hundreds of boys from a school in Nigeria's northern Katsina State last week in one of the largest such attacks in years, raising fears of a growing wave of violence in the region.

At least 28 people killed in extremist attack in Niger

December 15, 2020 8:42 am

The Nigerien government has announced 72 hours of mourning.

Nigeria: Boko Haram killed 76 farmers in Borno State

December 02, 2020 7:15 pm

It was initially unclear which Boko Haram faction was behind the assault, but the main group loyal to shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video Tuesday it was "responsible for what happened around Maiduguri in recent days... especially in Zabarmari."


Nigeria rejects Boko Haram prisoner swap for hostage girls

May 13, 2014 12:38 pm

Boko Haram leader released a video showing about 100 girls wearing full veils and praying in an undisclosed location.


Niger steps up fight against Boko Haram

February 20, 2016 7:40 pm