1,000 children taken by Nigeria’s Boko Haram since 2013
13 April 2018 | 9:57 am
The United Nations says Islamist fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group have abducted over 1,000 children, many of whom would turned into child soldiers or forced into marriage.
28 Apr 2021
Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has confirmed that Boko Haram militants have displaced over 3,000 residents of Kaure and Shiroro local government areas, even going as far as hoisting their flags in the overrun communities situated less than 140km from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Could Abuja be next?
29 Apr 2021
Residents of Geidam community who were displaced by Boko Haram, are appealing to the Federal Government to restore peace in their community.
5 Jun 2021
Borno state, in northeastern Nigeria, has been ravaged by a deadly conflict between the military and Boko Haram jihadists for more than a decade. Last autumn, the authorities announced that they wanted to close the Borno refugee camps as they claimed the insurgency was almost eradicated. However, in recent months, deadly attacks have taken place on the outskirts of the regional capital Maiduguri. Our team met some of the two million displaced people who have fled the fighting.
30 May 2021
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4 Jun 2021
A fair number of Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday afternoon were killed by troops of the Nigerian military in Borno State, after a heavy gun fire with Nigerian troops in Damboa town.
7 Jun 2021
The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) militant group said in an audio recording heard by Reuters on Sunday that Abubakar Shekau, leader of rival Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram, was dead.
11 Jun 2021
Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, is said to have committed suicide in battle. Far from solving a problem for the Nigerian government, his death is likely to further destabilize the region.
28 Jun 2021
A group of fighters from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have pledged allegiance to rival group the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) weeks after the former group's leader died, a video obtained by Reuters showed.
23 Jul 2021
The US-made aircraft were formally sold under the Trump administration in 2017. Nigeria wants the 12 attack planes to battle an Islamist insurgency; militants downed one of its jets this week.
6 Aug 2021
Nigerian authorities enlist the help of traditional hunters to guard farmers in their fields against attacks from the radical Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.
17 Aug 2021
Lately, repentant Boko Haram members, accompanied by their families, have been surrendering to the Nigerian military. Many have been asking “why the sudden surrender” by these Boko Haram members. Here are the reasons why they have been ‘surrendering’ to Nigerian troops.
30 Aug 2021
In northern Nigeria dozens of fighters from jihadist group Boko Haram have been handing in their weapons, seeking reintegration into society. The government claims the credit, though the full reasons are less clear. And not everyone is ready to accept them back into the fold.
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