Police officers block people protesting over news that Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds and fears over Boko Haram violence.  Photograph: AFP/Getty

Nigeria’s decision to postpone elections for six weeks because of spreading attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the northeast is a “s(...)

A billboard campaigning for All Progressives Congress party (APC) is seen at Adeniji district in Lagos. Photograph: Reuters

A bomb worn by a girl aged about 10 exploded in a busy marketplace in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killing at least 16 pe(...)

 Thirty teenage girls and boys have been kidnapped since Wednesday from villages around Mafa town. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced ceasefire and the (...)

The latest attack took place in a region that is struggling to control an Islamist insurgency.  Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Gunmen killed 10 people in an attack on a market and a church in northeast Nigeria before fleeing over the border to Cameroon, police said toda(...)