Residents stand near a smouldering remains of a bus targeted in a suicide attack in the northeast Nigerian town of Potiskum, on February 24th, 2015. Photograph: AMINU ABUBAKAR/AFP/Getty Images

Suicide bombers struck two bus stations in different parts of northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people in attacks president Goodluck Jo(...)

A young girl with explosives strapped to her killed five people and wounded dozens at a security checkpoint outside a market in the northeast Nigerian(...)

The LE Aoife in Dun Laoghaire. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland has agreed to donate the recently decommissioned LE Aoife to the Maltese armed forces as part of an agreement reached between the two countrie(...)

A Boko Haram anti-aircraft gun seized by the Nigerian military at Monguno. A Nigerian border village has been bombed with at least 30 civilians dead, following a week of gains against the Islamist group by the  military forces.    Photograph:  Nigerian military handouts/AFP/Getty Images

An estimated 30 civilians were killed when an unidentified airplane dropped a bomb on a Nigerian border village, military sources based nearby in Nige(...)

File photograph of Nigerian police. Nigerian officials report that a female suicide bomber has attacked a crowded bus station in the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu, killing 10 people and wounding 30.  File photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

A female suicide bomber has attacked a crowded bus station in the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu, killing 10 people and wounding 30, Nigerian p(...)

File photograph of Nigerian soldiers. The Nigerian army has defended the city of Gombe from an attack by Boko Haram militants. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Nigeria’s military has defended the city of Gombe in the northeast of the country from an attack by Boko Haram militants.A group of militants assaulte(...)

Chadian soldiers patrolling in the Nigerian border town of Gamboru after taking control of the city on February 4th, 2015. Photograph: Stephane YasstephaneYAS/AFP/Getty Images

Boko Haram fighters attacked a village in Chad on Friday, the first known lethal attack in that country by the Nigerian militant group, which killed s(...)

A Boko Haram flag. The group is suspected of being behind the disappearance of a minibus after an attack on  a village in north Cameroon. File photograph: Stephane Yas/AFP/Getty Images

Boko Haram militants attacked a border village in northern Cameroon and are suspected of kidnapping at least 18 people travelling on a bus, two milita(...)

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(...)

Nigerian refugee women cook in a United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) refugee camp in Baga Sola by Lake Chad, which borders Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon. Since the beginning of January more than 14,000 people have fled to escape the bloody attacks by Islamist group Boko Haram. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/Sia Kambousia Kambou

Nigeria’s electoral commission is to postpone presidential and legislative elections for six weeks to give a new multinational force time to secure no(...)