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May 19, 2019

Boko Haram gunmen kill two in Nigerian refugee camp attack, then flee  The Japan Times

KANO, NIGERIA - Boko Haram jihadis on Saturday killed two people and injured a dozen others in an predawn attack on a refugee camp in northeastern Borno ...


May 12, 2019

Splinter Boko Haram group claims to have killed 11 Nigerian soldiers  TRT World

A splinter group of Boko Haram that pledged allegiance to Daesh is stepping attacks in Nigeria, opening a new chapter in the country's war against terrorism.


May 16, 2019

Surviving Boko Haram's war on children | News | Africa  Mail and Guardian

After escaping from the clutches of armed groups, abducted children in northern Nigeria should expect a warm welcome on their return home. They don't always ...


May 15, 2019

Boko Haram's war on children - Nigeria  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Nigeria and 3 other countries about Education, Protection and Human Rights, Children, IDPs and more; published on 15 ...


May 3, 2019

Stabilizing Northeast Nigeria After Boko Haram  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

In 2019, the conflict in northeastern Nigeria entered its eleventh year. Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency and the government's military response have ...


May 1, 2019

Boko Haram kills 14 men near Monguno in Nigeria`s Borno state  The Defense Post

Boko Haram militants killed 14 men who were collecting firewood near Monguno in the Lake Chad area of Nigeria's Borno state, residents and a militia said.


May 10, 2019

Almost 900 child recruits released from anti-Boko Haram militia in Nigeria  CNN

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) Almost 900 children who were recruited into the ranks of an anti-Boko Haram militia in Nigeria have been released, UNICEF said Friday.


May 20, 2019

No Home Field Advantage: the Expansion of Boko Haram's Activity outside of Nigeria in 2019 - Cameroon  ReliefWeb

Since emerging in Borno State in North East Nigeria in 2009, the vast majority of Boko Haram's violent activities have been concentrated in Nigeria. In the ten ...


May 24, 2019

Police absolve woman, vulture of links to Boko Haram  The Punch

Hindi Livinus, Yola. The police in Yola, Adamawa State, have absolved a woman, Rukkayatu Salihu, 40, and her vulture of links to the Boko Haram sect.


Apr 27, 2019

Boko Haram storm military base in northeastern Nigeria

Flanked by a fleet of gunmen firing from motorbikes, attackers burst out from the bush and target overwhelmed troops.


May 14, 2019

Boko Haram violence: Making ends meet in Niger's Diffa region

Lake Chad communities are struggling to survive after increased Boko Haram attacks in Niger.


May 24, 2019

How journalists engage with the militants and military in covering extremist activity  City, University of London

New research demonstrates that journalists reporting on Boko Haram experience gatekeeping from strategic communicators acting for both the extremists and ...


May 23, 2019

Pick Substance From Obasanjo's Comments On Boko Haram, Soyinka Advises Federal Government

Noble Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has advised the Nigerian government to stop worrying about the language of former President Olusegun Obasanjo's when ...


May 22, 2019

FULL VALEDICTORY SPEECH: Be Proud You Were Part Of A Government That Ended Boko Haram, Buhari Tells Outgoing Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has told the outgoing members of his executive council to be proud for being part of the administration that 'liberated' Nigeria ...


Apr 24, 2019

Boko Haram threatens civilians' lives in Niger

Boko Haram and its affiliated groups have been waging war against the Nigerian government since 2009.


May 1, 2019

UK could boost military support to help Nigeria defeat Boko Haram  The Guardian

Britain is considering stepping up its military efforts to help the Nigerian government defeat Boko Haram, following a rise in terrorist activity in the country's ...


May 18, 2019

'Boko Haram Is For West African Fulanization, African Islamization', Says Obasanjo

Yet, we could have dealt with both earlier, and nip them in the bud, but Boko Haram boys were seen as rascals not requiring serious attention in administering ...


May 24, 2019

VSF distributes N600 million farm inputs to victims of Boko Haram  Premium Times

The Victim Support Fund (VSF) on Thursday commenced the distribution of farm inputs worth N600 million to 4,000 households who were affected by the Boko ...


May 8, 2019

UPDATE: Boko Haram Kill 4 Soldiers, 6 Others In Late Night Maiduguri Attack

At least 11 persons have died including 4 soldiers and hundrends of houses torched when the Boko haram militants attacked outskirts of Maiduguri yesterday ...


May 17, 2019

Boko Haram Storms Adamawa Village In Late Night Attack

Residents of the village confirmed the attack on the village while adding that, "many are fleeing the village to avoid being killed."


May 17, 2019

Boko Haram militants kill 13 villagers in Chad  The Punch

Boko Haram jihadists have killed 13 villagers in eastern Chad, where they have become increasingly active, local authorities told AFP Friday. Armed militants ...


May 10, 2019

Nigerian militia frees 900 children used in war on Boko Haram  The Irish Times

Unicef says the total number of children now freed is more than 1700.


May 10, 2019

Terror Group Boko Haram: The Suicide Bomber Who Survived  SPIEGEL ONLINE

Halima was supposed to die at a market in Chad. And her mission was to take as many people as possible with her -- a mission forced upon her by the terror ...


May 15, 2019

Re-integration begins for nearly 900 Nigerian children freed from anti-Boko Haram force

Last week the Boko Haram resistance group, the Civilian Joint Task Force, released nearly 900 children from its ranks -- and has committed to stop recruiting ...


May 20, 2019

Boko Haram/Herdsmen: Ethnic nationalities regroup to defend territories  The Punch

Friday Olokor, Abuja A coalition of cultural groups in Nigeria under the aegis of Ethnic Nationalities Defence Organisation on Sunday birthed in A...


May 14, 2019

Nigerians hold birthday rally for girl held by Boko Haram  Business Day

Leah Sharibu, 16, remains a hostage after refusing to denounce her Christian faith.


May 24, 2019

Former Boko Haram female captives task FG on security in Madagali  Daily Trust

Some former women captives of Boko Haram insurgents have called on the federal government to increase number of troops in Madagali area to restore ...


May 6, 2019

Boko Haram Abducts Corps Member Travelling To IDP Camp 'For Relief Work And Evangelism'

Boko Haram insurgents have kidnapped Abraham Amuta, a National Youth *Service* Corps (NYSC) member, Rabiu Aminu, the Borno State Coordinator of NYSC, ...


May 12, 2019

Islamic State claims attack on Nigeria military base in Gajigana  The Defense Post

ISIS claimed fighters from its West Africa Province affiliate killed 11 soldiers in an attack on a military base in Gajigana in Borno state.


May 23, 2019

Boko Haram: 2, 295 teachers killed, 19, 000 displaced in Borno, others -- Minister  The Nation Newspaper

Over 2, 295 teachers have been killed and 19, 000 displaced in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa in nine years, Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has ...


May 6, 2019

Boko Haram's resurgence in Chad Boko Haram's resurgence in Chad The group's ability to recruit is  Institute for Security Studies

In 2016, Boko Haram split into two factions -- ISWAP, more active on the Chadian part of the lake and led then by Abu Musab al-Barnawi -- and Jama'atu Ahlis ...


Apr 26, 2019

Education, Wise Response To Boko Haram Terrorism, Says Buhari

The president said this during his one-day working visit to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Thursday. He said expansion of educational facilities in the ...


May 3, 2019

Kukah: Sharia Was Supposed To Bring Joy -- How Come Boko Haram And Bandits Have Taken Over?

"Now it is virtually impossible to travel from Sokoto to Zamfara by road because of insecurity in the country. In 1999, Sharia Law was declared in Nigeria, and ...


May 16, 2019

Edo police arrest four suspected Boko Haram terrorists  The Punch

Police in Edo State on Thursday said they had arrested four suspected members of Boko Haram who escaped into the state after perpetrating heinous c...


May 21, 2019

Police dismiss rumour about vulture signalling impending Boko Haram attack  The Nation Newspaper

The Police in Adamawa State on Tuesday dismissed an insinuation that a vulture found with a woman in Maiha Local Government Area...


May 24, 2019

Herdsmen radio: Ohanaeze blasts FG, asks Buhari to do same for IPOB, Boko Haram, Shiites  Daily Post Nigeria

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has challenged the federal government to tell Nigerians the truth about the proposed set up of a ...


May 22, 2019

Islamic State, Largely Defeated at Home, Is Rebuilding in Africa  Bloomberg

Sitting cross-legged with a Kalashnikov rifle by his side, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Islamic State, used his first video appearance in five years to reassure ...


May 6, 2019

Garba Shehu Scores Buhari Administration 98% On Boko Haram

He added that: "If you ask me about the biggest security [challenge] we met on the ground, it is Boko Haram terrorism and I will score this administration 98 per ...


May 2, 2019

Boko Haram im Tschad - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Politik  SPIEGEL ONLINE

Halima, 20, musste zu Boko Haram: "Fliehst du noch einmal, schächten wir dich wie ein Tier" 02.05.2019. Zum Artikel. 1 / 11. Alle Fotostrecken · Halima in ihrer ...


May 2, 2019

100 Nigerian Christians killed in April by Fulani militants, Boko Haram: NGO report  The Christian Post

At least 100 Christians in Nigeria were killed and hundreds of others injured in April, according to a human rights watchdog group warning that Fulani attacks ...


May 23, 2019

Heating up How climate change can fuel wars  The Economist

ON THE OUTSKIRTS of Baga Sola, a small town in Chad not far from the border with Nigeria, is a refugee camp called Dar es Salaam. The name means "haven ...


May 23, 2019

Court fixes June 24 for hearing suit by Boko Haram's ex-spokesman against DSS  Daily Trust

An FCT High Court in Maitama has fixed June 24 for hearing of enforcement of fundamental rights suit filed by a former spokesman of Boko...


May 17, 2019

Boko Haram crisis led to 20,000 deaths in nine years --WHO  The Punch

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri The World Health Organisation has lamented that the Boko Haram crisis has led to over 20000 deaths in nine years. The Un...


May 24, 2019

Mysterious vulture in police custody gulfs N30,000 food -- Adamawa Command  Daily Nigerian News

The Nigeria Police Force said it has spent N30,000 to feed a vulture arrested alongside its owner in Maiha, Adamawa State.


May 15, 2019

Buratai: The threat by Boko Haram is real  TheCable

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the threat by the Boko Haram sect is real. Speaking on Wednesday when the chairman house of representatives ...


May 19, 2019

Boko Haram: Don't Sack Security Chiefs As If They Haven't Performed, Says Rtd Colonel  Channels Television

A retired military officer, Colonel Hassan Stan-Labo has warned the Federal Government against sacking the security chiefs lest it creates an impression that ...


May 21, 2019

Man on 50 most wanted list arrested in Pretoria  Citizen

Meanwhile, a man believed to be linked to the notorious 'Boko Haram' gang allegedly operating in Pretoria East has also been arrested. Police have arrested a ...


May 19, 2019

Kenya, Cameroon Militaries Fighting Terrorism Through Development  VOA News

A delegation from the Kenyan military is sharing experience on how the Cameroon military engineering corps has taken over road construction projects in Boko ...


May 18, 2019

Residents fleeing Adamawa villages as Boko Haram kill five  Daily Trust

Residents are fleeing Madagali villages after Boko Haram insurgents reportedly killed five persons during Thursday attacks.


May 19, 2019

Lungu`s mind is like Boko Haram  Zambian Watchdog

By Kelvin Bwalya Fube (KBF). In the midst of the political confusion that has gripped our country many people are wondering if we have come to the end of ...


May 23, 2019

Buhari: The Absentee President By Bayo Oluwasanmi

Of all Nigerian Presidents, President Muhammadu Buhari lacks relevant experience and subject expertise for the job of the president. Tragically, Buhari has ...


May 23, 2019

MTN pays off bulk of $1,5bn Nigeria fine  eNCA

ABUJA - South African telecoms giant MTN has paid more than three-quarters of a record $1,5-billion dollar fine levelled by Nigeria for failing to disconnect ...


May 21, 2019

Boko Haram/Herdsmen: Ethnic nationalities group vow to defend lands, territories News ☆ The group charged all ethnic nationalities to form their militia groups or be ready to lose their ancestral lands after being exterminated by either ...


May 24, 2019

Why would media ignore persecution of Christians?  Butler Eagle

Some media and others today either ignore or deplore claims of Christian persecution, even though prominent and numerous facts mount. Witness the recent ...


May 19, 2019

After opening fire on me, Boko Haram ransacked our flat, carted away boiled eggs --Survivor  The Punch

One of the survivors of penultimate Saturday's attack by members of the Boko Haram sect on Njimtilo on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State, Pas...


May 24, 2019

USAID develops strategy to engage Nigerian communities  TVC News

The farmer-herder conflict in Nigeria is the most serious threat to Nigeria's future after the Boko Haram insurgency as the country loses about 13 Billion dollars ...


May 24, 2019

Insecurity lingers despite huge human, capital investment in defence ministry  Daily Trust

Before November, 2015, Nigeria's Ministry of Defence (MOD), saddled with the executive supervisory role of providing policy direction and coordination for the ...


May 23, 2019

Salkida says `officials threatening` him over reports  Guardian

Ahmad Salkida Wednesday said unnamed Nigerian officials threatened him over his reports on the insecurity in northern Nigeria.


Feb 20, 2019

Boko Haram Will Never Break Them: Photographing Nigeria's Schoolgirls  NPR

Rukkaya and Hadiza often hid their school uniforms in plastic bags because they feared becoming a target of Boko Haram (left). A connect-the-dots-style ...


May 23, 2019


The commission should make judicious use of the resources at its disposal With 541 government…


Apr 17, 2019

Boko Haram Evolves and Persists in Northeast Nigeria  Council on Foreign Relations

The Shekau and al-Barnawi factions of Boko Haram continue to evolve and even grow. Changes in leadership and tactics raise questions about the extent of ...


May 24, 2019

Will There Be Peace in Westeros?  Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

In my last Game of Throne blog post I looked into whether there were any similarities between the War of the Five Kings and modern war in the real world.


May 23, 2019

Southern, Middle Belt leaders criticise FG for setting up radio to reach Fulani herdsmen  The Punch

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja. The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders' Forum has lambasted the Federal Government for acquiring an Amplitude Modulation radio ...


May 24, 2019

HAPPENINGNOW: Military, Paramilitary complete 2 weeks strategic training  TVC News

Officers that will assume command & control responsibilities in the operation to defeat Boko Haram in Nigeria have completed a 2 week strategic training for joint ...


May 24, 2019

NHRC, UNHCR Train Military, CJTF, Vigilante Hunters On Human Rights,Civic Protection  The Nigerian Voice

The National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) and United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR) Friday organized a training workshop for ...


May 24, 2019

Obasanjo's "Fulanisation'' "Islamisation'' statement is diversionary tactics- UPN -- Daily Trust  Daily Trust

The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) has described the statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on alleged "Fulanisation'' and "Islamisation'' of Nigeria, ...


May 24, 2019

ASUU threatens strike, says FG reluctant over 2019 agreement  The Punch

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Academic Staff Union of Universities said late on Wednesday that its members should not be held responsible if there is a...


Nov 24, 2018

Brother against brother 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 ...


Feb 16, 2019

Eight killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria  Al Jazeera English

The attack comes hours before the electoral commission announced the postponement of Nigeria elections.


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 ...


Apr 19, 2019

How stolen weapons keep groups like Boko Haram in business  PRI

Boko Haram, al-Shabaab and other extremist groups get their hands on weapons from armies sent to fight them. A new report tries to measure the scope of the ...


May 22, 2019

Narco-jihadis surpass ISIS as Islamists kill 364 in first two weeks of Ramadan  World Tribune

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2019. During the first two weeks of Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims, Islamic terrorists carried out some 75 attacks in ...


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.


Apr 9, 2019

Boko Haram hits Nigerian city as thousands flee military operation  Business Day

Kano -- Boko Haram fighters attacked the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu for the first time since late 2014, residents said, after troops forced thousands to ...


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.


Feb 1, 2019

Boko Haram or Islamic State West Africa … or both?  The Defense Post

Boko Haram is a relatively well-known extremely violent militant Islamist group that began in Nigeria but is also active in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon.


May 23, 2019

Petition for Danny DeVito to play Wolverine claims 23K signatures. First Det. Pikachu, now this.

Or maybe he'd rather be Man-Cheetah, like Frank was on 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.'


Feb 16, 2019

Buhari`s Vietnam Boko Haram, Nigeria`s jihadist group, is regaining strength  The Economist

A WILD-EYED Nigerian soldier looks into the camera: "We don't have adequate weapons," he says. "We can't just be wasting our lives." Nigerian opposition ...


May 24, 2019

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Friday morning  Daily Post Nigeria

Good morning! Here is today's summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. Mohammed Adamu has been confirmed as the substantive Inspector General of Police, ...


Feb 23, 2019

Boko Haram attacks reported across northern Nigeria on polling day  The Defense Post

One soldier was killed and 20 others wounded in Boko Haram attacks in Maiduguri, just hours before voting began in Nigeria's presidential election.


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 ...


Nov 23, 2018

Boko Haram kill 100 Nigerian soldiers in army base attack  Quartz

The claims by Nigeria's government that terrorist group Boko Haram has been "defeated" continue to ring hollow. An attack by the terrorist group on an army ...


Jan 6, 2019

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

Nigerian soldiers have raided the main office of the private Daily Trust newspaper and confiscated computers. It follows the arrest of some staff at the ...


Mar 27, 2019

Making Peace with Enemies: Nigeria's Reintegration of Boko Haram Fighters  War on the Rocks

In October, I was the first researcher to visit Operation Safe Corridor, a military facility on the outskirts of Gombe, Nigeria, that houses a bold.


Feb 21, 2019

Tracking Boko Haram With the Nigeria Security Tracker  Council on Foreign Relations

For eight years now, we have been tracking the evolution of political violence in Nigeria with the Nigeria Security Tracker (NST). While Boko Haram has always ...


Mar 12, 2019

Suspected Leadership Changes to IS-Backed Boko Haram Faction Continue  Council on Foreign Relations

Outsiders see through a glass darkly with respect to Boko Haram, the deadly and resurgent Islamist movement centered in northeastern Nigeria and the Lake ...


Nov 30, 2018

Recent Boko Haram Attacks Along Nigeria-Niger Border  Council on Foreign Relations

Niger officials have announced that Boko Haram kidnapped eighteen girls from two villages, Blaharde and Bague, on November 24. The Blaharde and Bague ...


Mar 27, 2019

Boko Haram attacks in eastern Niger leave 10 dead  TRT World

Two female Boko Haram suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen then attacked civilians in the town of N'Guigmi, said mayor.


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 ...


Jan 14, 2019

What would make a woman go back to Boko Haram? Despair  The Guardian

The militant group exploits a broken social system. There are lessons here for the rest of the world, says analyst Azadeh Moaveni.


Dec 5, 2018

Under fire: why Nigeria is struggling to defeat Boko Haram  Financial Times

A demoralised and underequipped army is being blamed for slow progress against militants in the northeast.


Apr 11, 2019

Nigeria evacuates whole town to screen for Boko Haram members  The Guardian

Soldiers force Jakana residents to displaced person camp for identity checks.


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.


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 ...


Mar 28, 2019

Nigeria: 2 killed in Boko Haram attack on Miringa military base  The Defense Post

Boko Haram militants raided a military base in Miringa in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, killing a police officer and a local resident.


Apr 18, 2019

Nigeria: 52 Boko Haram fighters killed in attack on MNJTF in Cross Kauwa, Chad army says  The Defense Post

Two Chadian soldiers and 52 Boko Haram fighters were killed in an attack on the Multinational Joint Task Force in Cross Kauwa in northeastern Nigeria.


Apr 14, 2019

After escaping Boko Haram, Nigerian IDPs addicted to Tramadol  Al Jazeera English

IDPs who fled attacks use drug imported illegally from India to cope with post-traumatic stress and challenges in camps.


Nov 27, 2018

Boko Haram Overruns Outgunned Nigerian Military Base  Council on Foreign Relations

On November 18, an army base in Metele in northeast Nigeria was reportedly overrun by Boko Haram, and it is estimated that over one hundred soldiers were ...


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