Stories tagged: Boko Haram
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:31 a.m.
Suicide attack at market in Nigeria’s Maiduguri kills 12
A double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria’s northern city of Maiduguri killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others on Wednesday, residents and an emergency official said.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Bombing at Nigeria mosque kills at least 50
A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said, in one of the …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Nigeria’s ailing president returns after three months away
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment but the government gave no details on what has been ailing …
Thu., July 27, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Boko Haram attack on Nigeria oil team said to have killed 48
An attack on a Nigerian oil exploration team by Boko Haram Islamist militants killed at least 48 people, hospital and military officials in the northeast city of Maiduguri said.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing soldiers
Around 10 military personnel were killed and a similar number of geological surveyors were missing after Boko Haram extremists attacked an oil convoy in northern Nigeria, authorities said Wednesday. A …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Nigeria army says it killed Boko Haram leader, frees 9 kids
A top Boko Haram commander was among many insurgents killed Sunday as soldiers fought to rescue nine children being trained at a secret camp, a Nigerian official said Monday.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Boko Haram attacks leave 13 dead, dozens hurt in Nigeria
At least 13 people are dead, including four attackers, and more than 24 others are wounded after Boko Haram extremists launched coordinated attacks on the capital of Borno state, police …
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area
Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area on Saturday, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including 6 women believed to have helped smuggle …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meeting families after 3 years
The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families for the first time Saturday, as anxious parents looked for signs …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases
Nigeria’s government is negotiating “seriously” for the release of more than 110 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls still held by Boko Haram and will exchange more detained members of the extremist group …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
Nigerian president ‘delighted’ to meet freed schoolgirls
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari expressed joy at meeting Sunday with the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed after being held captive for three years by Boko Haram Islamic extremists.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Nigerian official says 83 Chibok girls have been released
Eighty-three Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria have been released into military custody, authorities said late Saturday. Family members said they were eagerly …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
236 dead at camp bombed by Nigeria’s air force, official says
The death toll from the bombing of a refugee camp by Nigeria’s air force has climbed to 236, a local official said Monday – a sharp increase from earlier counts.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead
A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
Boko Haram leader says violent campaign continues
Boko Haram’s leader has declared in a new video that he is alive, denying Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed.
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
Nigeria: Boko Haram is crushed, forced out of last enclave
The Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed – driven from its last forest enclave with fighters on the run and no place to hide, Nigeria’s president declared Saturday.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 8:13 a.m.
Bomb blasts kill 30 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed
Two women suicide bombers blew themselves up at a bustling market in northeast Nigeria’s Madagali town on Friday morning, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, an army spokesman …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
Nigerian parents reunite with 21 girls freed by Boko Haram
Joy, jubilation and dancing erupted Sunday when a group of Nigerian parents were reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
Reports: Chibok girls swapped for detainees, ransom or both?
JOHANNESBURG – Conflicting reports emerged Friday about whether the first negotiated release of some Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2014 involved a ransom payment, a prisoner …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
Nigeria says 21 abducted Chibok schoolgirls freed in swap
Twenty-one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago were freed Thursday in a swap for detained leaders of the Islamic extremist group – the …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Donors pledge $163 million for victims of Boko Haram
International donors pledged over $160 million for life-saving support for millions of people in west Africa whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Mother’s plea: Swap captive girls for Boko Haram militants
The mother of a kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl appealed Monday for Nigeria’s president to free detained Boko Haram militants in exchange for the more than 200 girls held captive, as the …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Boko Haram claims abducted Chibok girls killed in airstrikes
Some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls have been killed by Nigerian military airstrikes, according to a new video from Boko Haram, which shows one kidnap victim pleading for authorities to …
Wed., July 27, 2016, noon
U.N. accuses Boko Haram of ‘almost unimaginable’ brutality
UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. humanitarian chief is accusing Boko Haram of “almost unimaginable” violence and brutality that has forced massive numbers of people to flee their homes and led …
Wed., June 22, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Aid group: 200 refugees die of starvation in Nigerian city
Nearly 200 refugees from Boko Haram have died of starvation and dehydration in the northeastern Nigerian city of Bama in the past month, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 18, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
First Nigerian girl found after mass Chibok kidnapping
One of the teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists over two years ago from a school in northeastern Nigeria has been found with a baby and was reunited Wednesday with …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 5 a.m.
Amnesty: Babies, children dying in Nigerian military detention
Babies and children are among scores of people dying in military detention at a notorious Nigerian barracks where soldiers illegally hold suspected Islamic extremists, Amnesty International reported Wednesday.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Rescuers: Female suicide bombers kill 24 at Nigerian mosque
Two female suicide bombers killed at least 24 worshipers and wounded 18 in an attack during dawn prayers Wednesday on a mosque on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 8:19 p.m.
Report details sad legacy of Boko Haram
The children of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, and the products of forced marriage, sexual slavery and rape, face a life being shunned, hated and rejected, according to a …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
Nigerian army frees 267 detainees, no links to Boko Haram
Nigeria’s army is freeing 267 detainees found to have no links to the Boko Haram Islamic extremists including 72 minors, some looking no more than 3 years old.