Around 300 inmates remained at large on Wednesday (July 6) after a suspected raid by Islamist Boko Haram militants on a prison in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Tuesday (July 5) night, an interior ministry official said. Shuaib Belgore, permanent secretary at the interior ministry, told journalists outside the 900-inmate prison that a security officer was killed during the raid and three others were injured.
Nigeria is striving to reintegrate former Boko Haram terrorists who have voluntarily laid down their arms and surrendered to the authorities. But in many communities, resentment towards the ex-fighters is still strong.
25 Sep 2021
For the past decade, residents of Cameroon's Far North region have been living in fear of attacks by Boko Haram. The Islamist terror group targets the military but also civilians. It is active in a large zone that also covers north-eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad basin. In the past 10 years, more than 7,000 people have been killed in Cameroon. In a bid to counter this violence, the country's authorities are reaching out to those jihadists who agree to lay down their weapons. Our correspondents report from a rehabilitation centre.
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.
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.
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.
21 Apr 2021
Men of the Nigerian Army have killed several members of the dreaded insurgents in the northeast
16 Apr 2021
The Nigerian Army has described as false reports making the round that Boko Haram terrorists are in control of Damasak town.
21 Dec 2020
Boko Haram abducts 35 travellers on Damaturu-Maiduguri Highway
18 Dec 2020
More than 300 kidnapped boys held captive for six days have been handed over to authorities. Some question whether the militant Islamist group Boko Haram was really behind the kidnapping.
16 Dec 2020
A man claiming to be the leader of Boko Haram has said, in an audio recording, that the Islamist militant group is responsible for the abduction of more than 300 schoolboys in northwest Nigeria.
16 Dec 2020
A total of 333 students from the Government Science Secondary School remain missing after the Friday night attack by gunmen on the boys' school. In an audio message, a man identifying himself as Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claimed that the group is "behind what happened in Katsina," local media reported.