Twenty-four killed as Boko Haram militants attack island in Cameroon

Around 300 suspected Boko Haram militants swarmed onto an island on Lake Chad in Cameroon’s far north on Sunday and killed 24 people, including 16 Cameroonian soldiers stationed at military outposts, officials said on Wednesday. The death toll in the district of Darak, about 1,000 km (600 miles) from the capital Yaounde, is one of… Read More Twenty-four killed as Boko Haram militants attack island in Cameroon

Dozens dead, several injured following Boko Haram attack in Adamawa State

At least 26 people were feared killed and several others injured in a suspected Boko Haram attack on Monday at the Madagali area of Adamawa State. Locals said suspected Boko Haram’s gunmen rode on motorcycles in large numbers into Kudakaya village in Madagali at about 7 p.m. The spokesperson of the police in the state,… Read More Dozens dead, several injured following Boko Haram attack in Adamawa State

Twenty-three Chadian soldiers killed following attack from Boko Haram militants

Boko Haram militants killed at least 23 Chadian soldiers overnight, Chadian security sources said on Friday, in what appeared to be the deadliest such attack inside Chad by the Islamist insurgents. Boko Haram has been fighting for a decade to carve an Islamist caliphate out of northeast Nigeria, and has carried out regular raids over… Read More Twenty-three Chadian soldiers killed following attack from Boko Haram militants

Nigerian Air Force destroys hideout of insurgents in Borno State

The Nigerian Air Force says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed a terrorists’ hideout. It also reportedly neutralised some terrorists at Kaicungul, a settlement about 100km North-west of Monguno, in Northern Borno. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in… Read More Nigerian Air Force destroys hideout of insurgents in Borno State

190 police officers abscond following deployment to Nigerian insurgency hotbed

In yet another tragic setback for Nigeria’s counter-terrorism war, at least 190 police officers have absconded from a training facility after being told they would be deployed in active combat against Boko Haram insurgents. The fleeing officers, who have now been declared wanted with potentially grave consequences if found, were amongst the 2,000 additional police… Read More 190 police officers abscond following deployment to Nigerian insurgency hotbed

Three soldiers, two police officers killed as Boko Haram militants ambush troops in Yobe

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said 13 of its soldiers and two police personnel died in a Boko Haram ambush on Monday. It said troops successfully repelled the insurgents in another attack at a military formation in Kukareta, Damaturu Local Government Area of Yobe on Monday. A statement by Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director, Army… Read More Three soldiers, two police officers killed as Boko Haram militants ambush troops in Yobe

Twelve killed, dozens missing as insurgents attack soldiers in Borno State

At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in the northeastern state of Borno, three military sources said on Sunday, one of the largest known losses of life by the army in the last month. The army said it repelled the attack in which it said… Read More Twelve killed, dozens missing as insurgents attack soldiers in Borno State

Nigerian soldiers kill Boko Haram media commander Ahmad Sale

The Nigeria Army has announced that its men have killed Boko Haram’s media chief, Ahmad Sale. Sale is said to be a key member of the sect’s faction known as Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). This was made known in a statement issued to newsmen on Saturday, November 17, 2018 by Army authorities. According… Read More Nigerian soldiers kill Boko Haram media commander Ahmad Sale