Eight dead following Boko Haram attack in southeastern Niger

Insurgents from the Islamist group Boko Haram killed four soldiers and four civilians in an attack on Niger’s southeastern desert town of Diffa, the defence ministry said. At least six militants were killed in the raid on Friday, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday. The insurgents attacked Diffa in the late afternoon, riding… Read More Eight dead following Boko Haram attack in southeastern Niger

Islamist terror group Boko Haram claims responsibility for abduction of school students

An audio message from a man identifying himself as the leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram said on Tuesday that the Islamist group was responsible for the kidnapping of more than 300 students from an all-boys school in the northwestern state of Katsina. Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden” in the local Hausa… Read More Islamist terror group Boko Haram claims responsibility for abduction of school students

Colonel killed as Boko Haram insurgents ambush soldiers in Borno

A Nigerian Army colonel has been killed in a Boko Haram ambush. The Nigerian Army disclosed the identity of the officer as Colonel D.C. Bako. The colonel was also a brigade commander of an army brigade in Damboa, Borno State, where the military is battling the Boko Haram insurgents. The colonel and some soldiers were… Read More Colonel killed as Boko Haram insurgents ambush soldiers in Borno

Dozens dead, scores injured as Islamic militants attack villages in northeast Nigeria

Islamic militants killed at least 20 soldiers and more than 40 civilians and injured hundreds in twin attacks in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state on Saturday, residents and a civilian task force fighter said. The attacks, in the Monguno and Nganzai local government areas, came just days after militants killed at least 69 people in a… Read More Dozens dead, scores injured as Islamic militants attack villages in northeast Nigeria

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

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