A Civilian Joint Task Force  member: under-resourced, they seize weapons after victories against Boko Haram.

In the shade of a porch outside a long, low, run-down building, a group of middle-aged men sit playing cards, like they have on many afternoons over t(...)

A woman cradles her daughter at an MSF clinic for malnourished children in Gwange, Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It was about 10.30pm when the first explosion sounded. Across Maiduguri, capital of northeast Nigeria’s Borno State, residents strained to hear anothe(...)

Protestors demonstrate yesterday outside the Nigerian embassy in London against the kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria. Photograph: Reuters/ Olivia Harris

Nigerian security forces were aware that an armed convoy of Boko Haram militants was approaching the town of Chibok almost four hours before the ex(...)