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At least 17 killed in NE Nigeria suicide attacks blamed on Boko Haram

Lagos - At least 17 people were killed in a series of suicide bomb attacks in northeast Nigeria Wednesday, as Boko Haram released a new video saying its leader was still alive and in charge of the Islamist group.

18 killed in blasts blamed on Islamists near Nigerian capital

Abuja - Two explosions that ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja left 18 people dead and 41 wounded, rescue officials said Saturday, in the latest bloodshed blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

Boko Haram suspected after Abuja suburbs hit by blasts

Abuja - Two bomb blasts ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja, including one target hit twice before by Boko Haram, after separate strikes in the northeast that killed at least 21.

'At least 10 killed' in suicide attacks in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Maiduguri - At least 10 people were killed and 39 others injured when four suicide bombers blew themselves up in the city of Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, the military said on Friday.

More than 20 killed in NE Nigeria market bombing

Maiduguri - More than 20 people were killed in a bomb attack in the garrison town of Monguno in remote northeast Nigeria, witnesses and the country's main relief agency said on Wednesday.

Maiduguri, NE Nigeria, bomb blasts: residents claim 85 dead

Maiduguri - Locals in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on Monday said at least 85 people were killed in a series of bombings blamed on Boko Haram, disputing a lower figure of 54 given by police.

85 dead in new Boko Haram strike on Nigeria's Maiduguri

Maiduguri - Boko Haram carried out its deadliest attacks on the key northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power, killing scores in a series of coordinated bomb blasts.

Boko Haram leader dismisses Nigerian military claims

Maiduguri - Nigeria's military on Saturday claimed further gains in its counter-offensive against Boko Haram, but the group's shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed the talk of success as "lies".

Nigeria frees 90 after dislodging Boko Haram from NE villages

Lagos - Nigeria's military said it had rescued 90 people, including women and children, after dislodging Boko Haram Islamists from two villages in the country's restive northeast.

500,000 more children uprooted by Boko Haram: Unicef

Lagos - Some 500,000 children have been forced to flee Boko Haram militants in the last five months after an upsurge in attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, the UN children's agency said on Friday.

Nigeria tightens security after refugee camp blast

Yola - Nigeria's president on Friday ordered security to be tightened at camps for people displaced by the Boko Haram conflict after seven people were killed in a bomb blast.

Nigeria's Buhari marks low profile 100-day anniversary

Lagos - Nigeria's corruption- and insurgency-battling President Muhammadu Buhari was marking his first 100 days in power Saturday by looking ahead rather than behind, his spokesman said."(Buhari) does not consider the 100 days in office as a milestone...

Over 2.1 mln displaced in Nigeria by Boko Haram insurgency: IOM

Abuja - Over 2.1 million people are internally displaced in northeast Nigeria after a spike in a six-year insurgency by the Boko Haram group, the International Organization for Migration said Friday, revising a previous figure of 1.5 million.

Boko Haram killers on horseback massacre nearly 80 in NE Nigeria

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback shot dead nearly 80 people in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's restive northeast at the weekend, a vigilante and residents told AFP on Monday.

Nigeria marks 500 days since schoolgirls seized by Boko Haram

Abuja - Relatives of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram marked 500 days since their abduction Thursday, with hope of their rescue dwindling despite fresh efforts to end the insurgency.

Suicide bombers kill soldier in NE Nigeria: vigilantes

Kano - Two suicide bombers killed a soldier at a checkpoint in Boko Haram's heartland in northeastern Nigeria, vigilantes helping troops in the fight against the jihadists told AFP on Wednesday.

Child bomber kills six in northeast Nigeria

Kano - A child bomber killed six people Tuesday outside a bus station in the heartland of the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency in northeastern Nigeria.

UN's Ban Ki-moon in Nigeria in wake of attack on army chief

Abuja - UN chief Ban Ki-moon began a two-day visit to Nigeria Sunday in the wake of a suspected Boko Haram ambush on the army chief, saying it was "a time of hope" despite the rise of extremism.

Nigerian army chief unharmed after suspected Boko Haram attack

Abuja - Suspected Boko Haram fighters ambushed a convoy carrying the head of the Nigerian army, the military said on Sunday, sparking a firefight in which 10 militants and a soldier were killed.

Death toll in Nigeria Boko Haram massacre rises to 160: locals

Kano - The number of villagers massacred by Boko Haram jihadists in a remote village in northeastern Nigeria rose to 160 on Wednesday, according to locals, amid official denials over the attack.
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