Boko Haram

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Displaced people from Baga listen to President Goodluck Jonathan speaking in a camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on January 15th, 2015. Photograph:  /Olatunji Omirinolatunji Omirin/AFP/Getty Images

West African leaders are considering creating a military force to fight Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants and will hold a regional summit next w(...)

The aftermath of a Boko Haram  bomb blast at Dukku bus rank in Gombe, Nigeria, in late December in which at least 20 people died and 18 sustained various injuries. In Baga the dead were said to be “littered on the streets and surrounding bushes”. Photograph: EPA

Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram have attacked the northeastern town of Baga for the second time in a week, leaving bodies littering the st(...)