The use of child fighters in the war on terror
Almost 900 children who were recruited into the ranks of an anti-Boko Haram militia in Nigeria have been released, UNICEF said Friday. The 894 children, including 106 girls, were recruited by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria
Nigerian villagers flee after Boko Haram raid
Thousands of residents have fled their village in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, fearing renewed attacks by Boko Haram after a recent raid by the jihadists.
Battling Boko Haram through the airwaves
Nigeria's outspoken radio host Fatima Ibrahim has been threatened with beheading by Boko Haram - but she still carries on.
Chibok girls still undereducated, unsafe five years after abductions
Five years after the kidnapping of 276 girls from Chibok, many schools in northeastern Nigeria are still not safe. Student numbers have dropped and education is still suffering under the threat of Boko Haram.
Sambisa Forest: A tourist centre
Formerly a safari, the Sambisa forest, which covers an area of about 600,000 square kilometres, was captured by Boko Haram in 2013. After the Nigerian Army partially reclaimed the infamous kidnapping and killing field, the Nigerian government is now ready to restore the reclaimed forest to its old glory.
Five years on, Nigerians await the release of the remaining 112 kidnapped Chibok girls
Last Sunday marked five years since Boko Haram jihadists kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from their school in northeastern Nigeria. While some are back, 112 are still missing. The mass abduction sparked a global outcry and the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign and remains Boko Haram's biggest publicity coup.
The 8-year-old Chess king
Tanitoluwa Adewumi, was crowned chess champion for kindergarten through third grade days back in New York. The Nigerian boy fled to the US with his parents in 2018 went undefeated at the state tournament last weekend, outwitting children from elite private schools with private chess tutors.
Boko Haram: The victims, the cost
Since the insurgency by Boko Haram terrorists began in Nigeria’s northeast in 2009, the region has suffered both human and material losses that have displaced millions of residents.
Nigeria’s election security preparedness ahead of 2019 elections
A security alert from the U.S Embassy and consulate in Nigeria has noted that the Islamic State West Africa and Boko Haram have stated plans to disrupt Nigeria's upcoming elections by attacking infrastructure and places of gathering such as markets, hotels, and malls.