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Feb 16, 2019

Nigeria delays presidential election until Feb. 23 over unspecified `challenges`  The Washington Post

YOLA, Nigeria -- The attack came in the middle of dinner, and suddenly a calm night was filled with cries and Ruth Thama Gauji was fleeing again, her children ...


Feb 15, 2019

WATCH: Cameroon: 187 ex-Boko Haram fighters surrender arms  News24

Nearly 200 Cameroonians who were members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group have returned home and surrendered to the authorities after breaking ...


Feb 11, 2019

Nigerian refugees struggle in aftermath of Boko Haram attacks  UNHCR

UNHCR calls for urgent support for more than 35000 people who fled a surge in militant attacks, and now face acute needs in Cameroon's remote desert north.


Feb 12, 2019

Boko Haram conflict tops agenda at Nigeria election

Armed group and corruption main challenges for Africa's most populous nation as it prepares to elect a new government.


Feb 15, 2019

Nigerian Decides: Will attack on INEC offices, Boko Haram resurgence, herdsmen invasion hinder credible polls  Daily Post Nigeria

As Nigeria heads to the polls on Saturday to elect the country's next president, the issue of security, rigging of the exercise after and other issues have become a ...


Feb 8, 2019

Five killed in fire at camp for Boko Haram displaced  News24

Five people were killed in a fire at a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, an eyewitness and a humanitarian source have said ...


Feb 13, 2019

Nigeria`s election brings dual crises back to polls: corruption and Boko Haram  The Irish Times

Buhari is in last throes of bruising re-election campaign.


Feb 1, 2019

Boko Haram Has Killed At Least 60 People in Attack in Nigeria, Amnesty International Reports  TIME

(DAKAR, Senegal) -- Boko Haram has killed at least 60 people in a "devastating" attack on the northeastern Nigeria border town of Rann, Amnesty International ...


Jan 29, 2019

30,000 Nigerians flee Boko Haram violence in two days, UN says  CNN

Escalating attacks by Boko Haram militants has forced 30000 people out of Nigeria's northeast into Cameroonian borders in two days, the UN Refugee agency ...


Feb 15, 2019

BBC World Service - The Conversation, Women who resolve conflict, The women of Boko Haram  BBC News

Fatima Akilu on how female members of Boko Haram are harder to rehabilitate than men.


Jan 17, 2019

Thousands flee north-east Nigeria after devastating Boko Haram attack  The Guardian

More than 8000 refugees cross border into Cameroon after Nigerian town of Rann is burned to the ground.


Feb 14, 2019

Group seeks release of Leah Sharibu, others in Boko Haram captivity  Pulse Nigeria

The Federal Government and security agencies have been called upon to immediately rescue the Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, the remaining Chibok girls ...


Feb 7, 2019

Briefing: Nigerians seek safety in Cameroon as Boko Haram crisis escalates

A wave of increasingly sophisticated militant attacks in northeastern Nigeria has forced almost 60,000 people to flee since November, the largest number for ...


Feb 11, 2019

Nigeria military will break Boko Haram, ISIS alliance -- Buratai  Premium Times

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has vowed that the Nigerian military will break the unholy alliance between the Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State ...


Feb 13, 2019

2019 presidency: What Niger Delta militants, Boko Haram did to my govt on assumption of power - Buhari  Daily Post Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday recounted some of the challenges his government faced upon assumption of office to include the unleashing of ...


Feb 5, 2019

Boko Haram fighters attack villages and kill six people in Nigeria  Business Day

Kano -- Boko Haram jihadists have killed six people in separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, looting shops and burning homes, residents said on Tuesday.


Jan 18, 2019

Thousands of Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram forced back by Cameroon  The Guardian

UN voices alarm and urges Cameroon to keep its doors open after it denies entry to thousands fleeing unrest. Agence France-Presse. Fri 18 Jan 2019 20.38 ...


Jan 23, 2019

6000 Nigerians flee Boko Haram attack to Chad: UN  The Japan Times

Thousands of Nigerians have fled across Lake Chad since Boko Haram launched attacks in and around the fishing town of Baga last month, the United Nations ...


Feb 5, 2019

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack  Premium Times

The Nigerian Army said troops of 159 Battalion, have repelled an attack by Boko Haram.


Jan 27, 2019

Boko Haram attacks military bases in northeast Nigeria  Business Day

Kano -- Boko Haram jihadists attacked two military bases in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, near the border with Cameroon, injuring six soldiers, two military ...


Feb 13, 2019

BREAKING: Many feared killed as Boko Haram attack Borno Governor's convoy  Daily Trust

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday attacked the convoys of Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, who were on their way to a political rally at ...


Jan 18, 2019

News Nigeria: Satellite imagery shows charred remains of Rann after Boko Haram attack  Amnesty International

New satellite images analyzed by Amnesty International show the horrific aftermath of a Boko Haram attack that devastated in Rann, north-east Nigeria, ...


Feb 5, 2019

US offers Niger operations centre to fight Boko Haram  News24

The United States turned over a communications and operations centre to the Niger army to help the African nation battle Boko Haram, a statement has said.


Jan 18, 2019

Thousands Flee as Boko Haram Militants Kill Over 100 Soldiers in Northeast Nigeria: Aid Agencies  News18

Geneva: Armed groups have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a huge stock of weapons in clashes in northeast Nigeria since Dec. 26, a report by a ...


Jan 25, 2019

Boko Haram attacks military bases  eNCA

KANO, Nigeria - Boko Haram fighters attacked three military bases in northeast Nigeria, overrunning two where they carted away weapons, military and civilian ...


Feb 12, 2019

JUST IN: Soldiers currently in fierce battle against Boko Haram in Madagali  Daily Trust

Reports from Madagali town in northern part of Adamawa state on Tuesday evening have indicated that suspected Boko Haram fighters are currently in fierce ...


Jan 18, 2019

Troops repel Boko Haram attack near Buratai`s hometown  The Punch

Troops of the Nigerian Army fought off Boko Haram militants as they tried to attack a military post near the hometown of the Chief of Army Staff, T...


Feb 6, 2019

After Monday's Attacks, Adamawa Community Leaders Reveal 'The Real Boko Haram'

"We understand that some people are behind these shenanigans; their plan is to create insecurity around this area so as to compel INEC to move the election to ...


Feb 1, 2019

Boko Haram kill at least 60 in attack on Nigerian town  The Irish Times

Group drove soldiers from town of Rann in country's northeast two weeks ago.


Jan 21, 2019

Holiday as Buhari campaigns in Borno, Boko Haram heartland  africanews

Borno State in northeastern Nigeria has declared a work-free day today (January 21) for the campaign stop of incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari.


Feb 11, 2019

Boko Haram: Army engineer cries over killing of personnel in North East  Daily Post Nigeria

Many personnel of the Nigerian Army attached to the Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (NAEME) have been killed in the fight against insurge.


Jan 28, 2019

Art, Drama Help Children Who Survived Boko Haram Attacks  VOA News

Growing mental health services for children who have survived Nigeria's Islamist insurgency can help prevent future violence, aid agencies said Monday, ...


Feb 5, 2019

Nigerian Priest With Northern Michigan Ties in Hiding from Boko Haram Insurgency  9&10 News

The Northern Michigan Catholic community is asking for prayers for a Nigerian priest caught in a dangerous situation in his homeland. Father Polycarp ...


Jan 21, 2019

Nigerian troops repel series of Boko Haram attacks  Daily Nation

The government's record on tackling Boko Haram is under increased scrutiny.


Feb 15, 2019

A race against time in Niger: setting up a cholera treatment centre in a matter of days - Niger  ReliefWeb

After the presidential election, the new administration must learn from past mistakes in countering extremism. Nigerians will vote for a president on 16 February.


Jan 22, 2019

Cameroon Mobilizes Military Following Boko Haram, Separatist Attacks  VOA News

Cameroon says it is mobilizing troops along the country's northern border with Nigeria and in the western English-speaking regions, following renewed attacks ...


Feb 6, 2019

'The corpses were lying on the streets': Nigerian refugees flee Boko Haram - Cameroon  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Cameroon about Protection and Human Rights and Refugees; published on 06 Feb 2019 by Thomson Reuters ...


Jan 22, 2019

Opposition Politicians Have Mobilised Boko Haram, Bandits To Disrupt 2019 Elections, Says Lai Mohammed

The Nigerian Government claims credible intelligence has it that opposition politicians have engaged bandits and Boko Haram insurgents ahead of the 2019 ...


Feb 15, 2019

3 big things to know about Nigeria`s presidential elections

The incumbent Muhammadu Buhari is facing off against businessman Atiku Abubakar during a tenuous time for Nigeria's economy and its security situation.


Jan 19, 2019

2019 elections: Boko Haram plans attack, US warns citizens  The Punch

Samson Folarin The United States of America has warned its citizens in Nigeria to be conscious of threats by members of Boko Haram and ISIS West...


Feb 6, 2019

10 Years Of Boko Haram: The Fate Of A Double Edged Strategy To Tackle Insecurity And Humanitarian Crises In The Lake Chad Basin

There are also displaced Nigerians living in camps and improverished host communities in Cameroun, Niger and Chad, thus aggravating the already dire ...


Jan 29, 2019

As Boko Haram violence surges, UNHCR seeks US$135 million to aid displaced  UNHCR

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, together with the UN Development Programme and other partners, is today launching the 2019 Nigeria Regional Refugee ...


Jan 20, 2019

Obasanjo accuses Buhari's govt of empowering Boko Haram  Pulse Nigeria

Obasanjo made this known while speaking to newsmen on the state of the nation in Ogun state on Sunday.


Feb 9, 2019

Troops Kill Scores Of Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno  Leadership Newspaper

Troops of Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole, deployed in Mallam Fatori, on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at about 6am, killed several members of the Boko Haram ...


Jan 23, 2019

JUST IN: Boko Haram attacks Geidam in Yobe  The Punch

Kayode Idowu, Damaturu Boko Haram insurgents have infiltrated Geidam town in Yobe state, shooting sporadically to send many residents of the tow...


Feb 12, 2019

NAF Aircraft Destroys Boko Haram Training Camp In Borno  Channels Television

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed an Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) training camp and neutralized several ...


Feb 15, 2019

Nigerians Head for the Polls as Religious Freedom Activists Call for U.S. Special Envoy  Washington Free Beacon

Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday to choose their next president in an election some Christian observers call a "matter of life and death," as ongoing violence ...


Jan 25, 2019

EFF members and MK veterans likened to Boko Haram and Al Shabaab  Citizen

Amid the general confusion about who to vote for in the upcoming elections, confused South African voters have managed to maintain their unrivalled sense of ...


Jan 27, 2019

Boko Haram: Nigerian Air Force deploys female combatants to North-east  Premium Times

"The female personnel like their male counterparts, help in neutralising insurgents during air strike missions."


Feb 7, 2019

I will end Boko Haram and restore peace in Borno - Atiku makes promise News ☆ The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has promised practical measures to end Boko Haram ...


Feb 14, 2019

Five things about Nigeria: The superpower with no power  BBC News

More than 84 million Nigerians are geared up to vote on 16 February, but what do you know about Africa's most-populous nation and largest economy?


Jan 18, 2019

. . . Soldiers in Boko Haram-style invasions  Zimbabwe Independent

AT a private hospital in Harare on Wednesday, a mother lay between her two children, all writhing in pain from injuries sustained when masked soldiers attacked ...


Jan 29, 2019

Borno Begins Mobilization Of Hunters Against Boko Haram Terrorists.  Leadership Newspaper

The Borno state government has begun mobilization of hunters to join forces with the Nigerian Militry and the already established Civilian Joint Task force ...


Feb 15, 2019

World Nigerian elections held despite growing crises 15 Feb 2019  Church Times

Boko Haram attacks continue, despite President's promises.


Feb 8, 2019

How rumoured Boko Haram attack displaced my 100-yr-old father, others -Adamawa senator  The Nation Newspaper

Senator Binta Massi Garba has disclosed how the Monday Boko Haram attack on Madagali and rumour that neighbouring Michika was also being.


Feb 14, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Four Army Officers Ordered to Truncate 2015 Presidential election  Premium Times

In this third part of an ongoing series, PREMIUM TIMES hereby present further details on the four army officers tasked by army headquarters to truncate Nigeria's ...


Dec 20, 2018

The Women Rescued from Boko Haram Who Are Returning to Their Captors  The New Yorker

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes on why some women kidnapped by Boko Haram willfully return to the extremist group after they've been freed.


Dec 28, 2018

Boko Haram launches series of attacks in north-east Nigeria  The Guardian

Militants seize town of Baga, near Chad, in show of force before presidential election.


Jan 3, 2019

Boko Haram raids military posts in northeast Nigeria  FRANCE 24 English

Boko Haram jihadists have raided at least three military posts and overpowered troops in the latest attacks in northeast Nigeria, sources said Wednesday.


Nov 27, 2018

Boko Haram 'hacked 4 farmers to death before my eyes': witness  News24

Boko Haram jihadists have killed four farmers near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, in the latest bloodshed in the restive region, witnesses and a local ...


Nov 20, 2018

Boko Haram attacks leave 53 dead in pre-election show of force  News24

Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources have said, in a new show of force ...


Jan 6, 2019

Nigeria soldiers raid paper 'over Boko Haram article'  BBC News

The Daily Trust says it may be connected to its story about a planned offensive against Boko Haram.


Dec 26, 2018

Nigeria says 14 military, police killed in Boko Haram ambush  News24

Nigeria's military says 14 military and police personnel have been killed in an ambush by Boko Haram extremists.


Jan 14, 2019

Turning the tables on Boko Haram  Daily Maverick

Can historical identity be called on to counter violent extremism in Nigeria and beyond? By Akinola Olojo.


Nov 30, 2018

Surge in Boko Haram attacks prompts call for more intl backing  News24

Leaders from Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon have called for increased international backing in the face of the recent escalation of attacks by Boko Haram ...


Nov 1, 2018

Suspected Boko Haram attacks leave 15 dead, homes burned in northeast Nigeria  CNN

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) At least 15 people have died in Nigeria's northeast in a spate of attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants, according to residents and ...


Nov 22, 2018

Boko Haram is becoming even more extreme  The Economist

FEW NIGERIANS will have mourned the death of Mamman Nur, a senior figure in Boko Haram, one of the world's most brutal terrorist groups. A capable field ...


Dec 16, 2018

Fight against Boko Haram tops regional summit agenda  News24

Leaders of countries in the Lake Chad region met in Nigeria to give *fresh* impetus to their fight against Boko Haram, the Nigerian presidency has said.


Nov 14, 2018

Boko Haram kills at least 16 farmers in latest attacks in Nigeria's Borno state  News24

Boko Haram jihadists have killed at least 16 farmers and left dozens missing in the latest attacks in restive northeast Nigeria's Borno state, militia and residents ...


Dec 22, 2018

Boko Haram mastermind of deadly Nigeria blasts arrested: police  News24

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


Nov 7, 2018

At least 16 Nigeria troops missing after Boko Haram attack  News24

At least 16 Nigerian soldiers are missing following clashes with Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad area, military and militia sources told AFP on Tuesday.


Dec 12, 2018

Doing Business in Nigeria's Northeast, the Land of Boko Haram  Council on Foreign Relations

On December 10, the Financial Times published a fascinating article by Neil Munshi, dateline Maiduguri, on how businesses have adapted to operating in areas ...


Nov 24, 2018

Surge in strength? Questions asked about Boko Haram troop attacks  News24

Increasing numbers of Boko Haram attacks against troops have raised questions about the group's current strength, capability and support, as Nigeria's main ...


Nov 16, 2018

ISIS backed Boko Haram faction claims Nigerian attack  News24

The Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram claimed an attack on a military base in Nigeria's northeast that killed three, the SITE Intelligence Group has said.


Dec 10, 2018

Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Nigeria attack  News24

Two soldiers were killed when suspected Boko Haram fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau attacked a military base in northeast Nigeria, security ...


Aug 20, 2018

Boko Haram's Deadly Impact  Council on Foreign Relations

Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram remains one of the region's deadliest conflicts despite a major military offensive to contain the African Islamist militant group ...


Dec 5, 2018

Nigeria confirms eight soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack  News24

The Nigerian army says eight soldiers have been confirmed dead in a Boko Haram attack on a military base over the weekend in the country's restive northeast.


Sep 14, 2018

Reporters - Nigeria: the fight against Boko Haram  FRANCE 24

As Nigeria's army continues its offensive against Boko Haram extremists, our reporters Catherine Norris-Trent and Jonathan Walsh travelled to the northeast of ...


Jun 19, 2018

What is Boko Haram, the militant group terrorizing Nigeria?

Boko Haram has been one of the world's deadliest militant groups over the past decade, kidnapping and killing tens of thousands of civilians across northeast ...


Dec 3, 2018

Boko Haram claims deaths of eight Nigerian soldiers  News24

Islamist group Boko Haram says it was behind an attack that killed eight soldiers and injured 17 more in northeastern Nigeria.


Sep 9, 2018

Nigerian army claims 'normalcy restored' after Boko Haram attack  The Guardian

Nigeria's military has said it has restored order after Boko Haram fighters took control of a town in the country's remote north-east, sparking fears about the ...


Sep 30, 2018

Boko Haram commander killed over 'planned surrender'  News24

A Boko Haram commander has been killed by his comrades over his alleged plan to surrender and handover hundreds of hostages to the Nigerian military, two ...


Dec 17, 2018

Hundreds flee after Boko Haram burns Nigerian village  News24

Hundreds fled after Boko Haram burned their homes near Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, residents have told AFP.


Dec 26, 2018

Boko Haram kills two people near Chibok: locals  News24

Boko Haram jihadists killed two people in a village near the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok, where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped four years ago, ...


Oct 20, 2018

Boko Haram kill 12 farmers in Nigeria: militia  News24

Boko Haram jihadists on Saturday hacked 12 farmers to death as they worked on their fields in the volatile northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, civilian militia ...


Jan 5, 2019

Boko Haram kills two Nigerian soldiers in ambush  News24

At least two Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush by Boko Haram jihadists targeting a civilian convoy close to the border with Cameroon, military and ...


Nov 12, 2018

Nigeria appoints new commander against Boko Haram  News24

The Nigerian army has appointed a new commander to lead the fight against Boko Haram jihadists in the country's restive northeast, where attacks on military ...


Oct 17, 2018

Father of midwife murdered by Boko Haram hails her humanitarian work  News24

The father of a young midwife executed by Boko Haram has blasted the jihadists for killing his daughter, hailing the "immense help" she gave to her community ...


Nov 27, 2018

Nigeria's Buhari to visit troops fighting Boko Haram  News24

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari will visit troops on the frontlines of the Boko Haram conflict and is to dispatch his defence minister to Chad following a jump in ...


Sep 1, 2018

Can peacebuilders end the war with Boko Haram?  New Internationalist

Guns will only take you so far in the fight against the Islamist militant group, Hazel Healy discovers.


Sep 15, 2018

Boko Haram jihadis kill eight in NE Nigeria: militia  News24

Boko Haram gunmen have killed eight people after they attacked two villages in restive northeast Nigeria in an attempt to steal livestock, local militia say.


Oct 13, 2018

Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack on base  News24

Nigerian troops have foiled an attempt by Boko Haram fighters to overrun a military base in the restive northeast leaving six soldiers wounded, the army said on ...


Dec 7, 2018

Nigerian army repel fresh Boko Haram attacks - sources  EWN

Jihadists attacked a forward operation base in the town of Bama, some 70 kilometres southeast of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, at about 3:45 am (0245 ...


Aug 5, 2018

Five die as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village  News24

At least five people have been killed and a village razed in an attack by Boko Haram jihadists in the northern Nigerian Borno state, militia fighting the Islamists ...


Nov 16, 2018

Three Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack on military base  News24

At least three soldiers have been killed and several others are missing after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, military ...


Nov 19, 2018

Boko Haram attacks three military bases in NE Nigeria  News24

Boko Haram jihadists at the weekend have attacked three military bases in northeast Nigeria, putting the spotlight on insecurity in Nigeria just three months ...


Sep 27, 2018

Nigerian troops fight off Boko Haram attack  News24

Nigerian troops have repelled an attack on a military base by Boko Haram jihadists in the country's northeast, the army and security sources have said.


Sep 3, 2018

Death toll hits 48 in Boko Haram troop attack  Independent Online

Forty-eight soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack in remote northeast Nigeria, military sources said on Monday.


Jan 14, 2019

Fleeing Boko Haram, And Tricked Into Sexual Exploitation  Forbes

For over 70 years, UNICEF has been putting children first, working to protect their rights and provide the assistance and services they need to survive and thrive ...


Oct 11, 2018

Boko Haram attack leaves 7 soldiers dead: Nigerian army  News24

At least seven Nigerian soldiers have been killed in a Boko Haram jihadist attack on a military base near the Niger border, the military says.


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