Boko Haram

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Nigerien soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak. Photograph: Emmanuel Braun /Reuters

Soldiers from Niger and Chad who liberated the Nigerian town of Damasak from Boko Haram militants have discovered the bodies of at least 70 people,(...)

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan (C) carries a child as he marches  in Abuja on Saturday. Jonathan led government officials as well as leading sports personalities on an outdoor physical training exercise aimed at promoting sports and fitness among state officials and culminating in a rally to drum support for his relection. Presidential elections scheduled for February 14 were delayed for six weeks as the military said the ongoing counter-offensive against Islamist Boko Haram militants meant troops could not provide security on polling day. Elections will take place on March 28th, with gubernatorial and state house assembly polls two weeks later. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has reportedly pledged formal allegiance to Islamic State.The pledge, which came after Boko Haram was dis(...)

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(...)

A group of Nigerian vigilantes, which comprises traditional hunters, patrol in North East Nigeria to assist the Nigerian military in fighting against Boko Haram Islamic militants. Photograph: EPA/STR

Boko Haram militants attacked an island on Niger’s side of Lake Chad but the army repelled them after heavy fighting, residents and security sources s(...)

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond meets with US secretary of state John Kerry (right) on 21st February, 2015 in London, England. Photograph: Neil Hall/Pool/Getty Images)

The United States and its allies are discussing imposing more sanctions against Russia for undermining a European-brokered truce in eastern Ukraine, U(...)

A  woman carrying goods in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol. Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the border town of Fotokol on February 4th, massacring dozens of civilians. Photograph: Getty Images

Boko Haram militants fleeing a Nigerian army offensive killed 21 people on Friday in attacks near the northern village of Chibok, close to where the r(...)

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(...)

Chadian soldiers participate in the opening ceremony of Flintlock 2015, an exercise organised by the US military in Ndjamena. The manoeuvres unfold as Chad and four neighbouring states prepare a taskforce to take on Boko Haram. Photograph:  Reuters

Nigerian soldiers backed by air strike s recaptured two towns from Boko Haram on Monday as US and regional troops began war games in neighbouring Chad(...)

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(...)

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