Boko Haram is a prominent Nigerian Sunni military group which intent on imposing Sharia law in the country. The group, which name is often literally translated as “Western education is forbidden”, drew international outrage after kidnapping 276 schoolgirls from Chibok village and subjecting them to physical, psychological and sexual abuse. The jihadi group declared a caliphate in the areas of north-east Nigeria under its control. Over 10,000 were killed and over 1.5 million driven from their homes in course of the insurgency, which also spilled into neighbouring countries in Central Africa.
The military forces of Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Benin are preparing a final assault on the Boko Haram jihadist group, Nigerian Defense Minister Hassoumi Massoudou has announced.
Twenty-one girls were freed from Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.
A group of 21 Chibok girls, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in 2014, have been freed in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s armed forces liberated more than 800 civilians from the Islamist group Boko Haram's captivity in the country’s northeast, the Nigerian army said in a statement Thursday.
India may send experts to Cameroon, following a request for assistance, to train the country’s defense forces for anti-terror operations against the Boko Haram militant group, a joint secretary in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs' West Africa Division said Tuesday.
Female suicide bombers detonated themselves early Wednesday in the town of Damaturu in northern Nigeria, killing at least 18 people in three attacks, one of which targeted a mosque.
An operation launched Tuesday by the Nigerian military in the villages of Jangurori and Bulatori rescued 241 women and children from two camps controlled by the Boko Haram terrorist group.
Militants, believed to be from Boko Haram, launched an attack on a village in Nigeria, killing 13 people Sunday, according to witnesses. The Nigerian air force has repeatedly bombed terrorists' positions and the army announced it has rescued 178 captives.
A major explosion has hit the Cameroonian town Maroua in the north of the country, Reuters reports.
Twin bombings in Cameroon and Nigeria on Wednesday killed at least 50 people.
Militant groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram use drugs as an analogue of gold and currency reserves, Director of the Federal Drug Control Service (FDCS) of Russia Viktor Ivanov said Thursday.
The girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last year in the Nigerian town of Chibok have been forced to join the militant group, BBC reported Monday, citing witnesses.
Nigerian troops claimed to have ousted Boko Haram from the northeastern states of Yobe and Adamawa, as well as the city of Bama in the Borno State, said Gen. Chris Olukolade, a spokesperson for the Nigerian military.
The Secretary-General called on international partners to provide support to the regional anti-terrorism efforts and stop Boko Haram violence.
Media engagement chief at US Africa Command stated that communications equipment introduced at the Flintlock exercises in Chad is not intended solely to counter the Boko Haram militant group.
Chadian army crushed Boko Haram terrorists around the town of Gamboru in northeastern Nigeria; the town residents are returning to their homes.
In the beginning of February, Nigeria's voting commission announced that the upcoming general elections would be postponed by six weeks over the increasing Boko Haram security threat.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the fight against the extremists' groups such as the Islamic State and Boko Haram lacked basic elements of due process and respect for the rule of law.
Boko Haram militants burned the town of Askira Uba in northeastern Nigeria to the ground, as north of the country continues to be plagued by suicide bombings and election violence erupts in the south.
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