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How to beat Boko Haram? Treat women better, analysts say

Lagos - Tens of thousands of women have been freed from Nigeria's brutal Boko Haram fighters, but providing a safe future for them is critical to winning the war, analysts warned Tuesday.

Deposed Boko Haram leader detained not killed: sources

Kano - The deposed leader of an IS-backed faction of Boko Haram has been detained by more radical elements who seized control of the group, three well-informed sources have told AFP.

IS-backed Boko Haram faction may have new chief: sources

Kano - The leader of an Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram may have been replaced, sources say, against a backdrop of speculation as to his fate -- and the group's future direction.

Troops fight off Boko Haram in NE Nigeria before polls

Maiduguri - One soldier was killed and 20 others were injured in a Boko Haram rocket attack in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday, just hours before elections began.

187 ex-jihadists surrender in Cameroon

Mora - Nearly 200 Cameroonians who were members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group have returned home and surrendered to the authorities after breaking with the organisation, the government said Thursday.

Boko Haram attacks governor's convoy in Nigeria: security sources

Maiduguri - Four people were killed and an unknown number of others were kidnapped in a Boko Haram attack on a convoy of vehicles carrying the governor of Borno state in northeast Nigeria, sources said on Wednesday.

14 dead, aid affected after jihadist raid in Nigeria: MSF

Lagos - Fourteen people were killed and thousands fled when Boko Haram attacked a remote town in northeast Nigeria, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Wednesday.

Nigeria's Buhari accepts setbacks in Boko Haram fight

Lagos - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged setbacks in the fight against Boko Haram as the jihadists launched fresh attacks in the restive northeast.

Niger army kills at least 280 Boko Haram militants: ministry

Niamey - Niger's army killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants near the southeast border with Nigeria in days of land and air raids, the defence ministry said Wednesday.

Boko Haram mastermind of deadly Nigeria blasts arrested: police

Kano - A top Boko Haram leader accused of organising deadly twin blasts in the Nigerian capital Abuja that killed 18 people has been arrested, police said Friday.

Nigerian soldiers lash out in video after bloody Boko Haram attack

Kano - Troops fighting on the frontlines of the Boko Haram conflict in northeastern Nigeria have released a video claiming at least 100 soldiers died in a recent attack and deploring the poor state of their equipment.

IS claims 118 killed in 'West Africa province' after Nigeria army bases attacked

Lagos - The Islamic State group has claimed to have killed 118 people in its self-styled West Africa province in the last week, after a series of attacks against military bases in northeast Nigeria that have raised fears of a resurgent Boko Haram.

Boko Haram kidnaps 50 loggers in Nigeria: civilian militia

Kano - Boko Haram jihadists abducted around 50 loggers in northeastern Nigerian close to the border with Cameroon, civilian militia and residents told AFP Thursday.

Boko Haram attacks leave 53 dead in pre-election show of force

Kano - Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country.

Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack

Kano - Nigerian troops repelled an attack on a military base in northeastern Borno state in which a soldier was killed and four others were injured, military and militia sources told AFP Saturday.

Tackle poverty and birth rate to end Boko Haram: emir

Kano - One of Nigeria's leading and respected Islamic figures on Tuesday renewed calls to tackle endemic poverty and rapid population growth to help end deadly Boko Haram violence.

Boko Haram factional leader claims attack on military

Kano - The leader of one of two factions of jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, claimed a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria in a video message obtained by AFP on Friday.

Father of midwife murdered by Boko Haram hails her humanitarian work

Maiduguri - The father of a young midwife executed by Boko Haram has blasted the jihadists for killing his daughter, hailing on Wednesday the "immense help" she gave to her community and expressing hope for the safe release of other hostages.

Boko Haram kills second kidnapped aid worker in Nigeria: Red Cross

Abuja - Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female Red Cross worker in northeast Nigeria in a "despicable act of cruelty", the agency said on Tuesday, a month after militants murdered one of her colleagues.

Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt

Abuja - Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government said on Monday, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered.

Nigeria claims 'normalcy restored' after Boko Haram attack

Kano - Nigeria's military on Sunday said it had restored order after Boko Haram fighters took control of a town in the country's remote northeast, sparking fears about the group's resurgence.

Nigeria claims 'normalcy restored' after Boko Haram attack

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Sunday said it had restored order after Boko Haram fighters took control of a town in the country's remote northeast, sparking fears about the group's resurgence.

Boko Haram captures Nigerian town after troop attack

Kano - Boko Haram jihadists were in control of a town in northeast Nigeria on Saturday after sacking a military base, in the latest attack that raises questions about claims they are weakened to the point of defeat.

Boko Haram captures Nigerian town: sources

Kano - Boko Haram jihadists have taken over a town in northeast Nigeria after sacking and occupying a military base, local officials and security sources told AFP on Saturday.

Cholera kills 14 in NE Nigeria: official

Kano - Cholera has killed 14 people with almost 400 hospitalised in the past week in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, the Borno state health commissioner said on Wednesday. "As of today, 5th September...

Death toll hits 48 in Boko Haram attack on Nigeria troops: sources

Kano - The death toll from a Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian army post on the border with Niger has risen to 48, military sources said on Monday.

30 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid: military sources

Kano - At least 30 Nigerian soldiers died in combat with Boko Haram jihadists who overran a military base in the northeast near the border with Niger, two military sources told AFP on Saturday.

'Save me': Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirl pleads for freedom

Kano - A Nigerian Christian schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram jihadists has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to secure her release, local media said Tuesday, citing a purported audio recording of the hostage.

Nigerians who fled Boko Haram return 'home' as presidential race heats up

- For Fadi Ali, these last three years have been a terrifying game of cat and mouse with Boko Haram jihadists in northeast Nigeria."They slaughtered my husband, my grandmother and two of my children," says the 35-year-old mother from Ngoshe.

Fishermen of Lake Chad cursed by Boko Haram conflict

Maiduguri - The fishermen of Lake Chad must sail in secret, forced to evade both Boko Haram jihadists and Nigeria's military in a desperate dance that has strangled livelihoods and caused scarcity of a once-staple food.
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