Boko Haram

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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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Malala Yousafzai: “The leaders of Nigeria should commit to work together and make the case of the Chibok girls a priority in their first 100 days in office, as well as the education of every Nigerian child.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, has criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to free (...)

A vehicle campaigning for a candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) drives outside a campaign rally in Yaba district in Lagos . Photograph:Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Nigeria’s Council of State has decided to stick with February 14th as the date for its presidential election, Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha said(...)

Bombing: burnt bikes outside the central mosque in Kano in November, after two suicide blasts. Photograph: Aminu Abubakar/AFP
Who can stop Boko Haram?
  • Africa
  • January 31, 2015, 01:00

It was Friday, January 20th, 2012, in Kano, the largest city in Nigeria’s predominately Muslim north, and prayers at mosques had drawn to an end. Resi(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry with Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan at the state house in Lagos today. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Nigeria’s military repelled multiple attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast, security sources (...)

File photograph issued by  Boko Haram of its  leader Abubakar Shekau with armed members of the group

Nigeria’s military have repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast of the country, accordi(...)

A man holds a sign that reads ‘Stop Boko Haram’ at a rally to support Chadian troops heading to Cameroon to fight Boko Haram, in the capital of Chad, N’Djamena. Photograph: Emmanuel Braun/Reuters

Suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters from Nigeria kidnapped about 80 people, many of them children, and killed three others in a cross-border attack(...)

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