Boko Haram

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Political leaders walking in solidarity after the attacks in  Paris. Photograph: EPA

How are we to understand last week’s events in Paris? Why are people prepared to kill and die for their beliefs? How should liberal democracies respon(...)

Members of Nigerian military manning checkpoints in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: EPA

A bombing at a military checkpoint next to a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe killed at least one person and wounded 18 others on Tue(...)

With the attention of the world distracted by Charlie Hebdo, the remorseless wave of killings in northeastern Nigeria in recent days is in danger of p(...)

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan , who   has not yet addressed the  Boko Haram massacres in Baga. Photograph:   Sean Gallup/Getty Images

After a week of bloodshed unleashed by militant Islamist group Boko Haram left hundreds of civilians dead across northeastern Nigeria, Ibrahim Abu w(...)

Boko Haram killed dozens of civilians and at least 11 soldiers when it took control of the  Nigerian town and army base on the shores of Lake Chad. Above, the scene of a bomb blast at a bus rank in Gombe, Nigeria, 22nd December 2014. At least 20 people died and 18 sustained various injuries in that blast. EPA/STR

Boko Haram killed dozens of civilians and at least 11 soldiers when the militants took control of a Nigerian town and army base on the shores of Lake (...)

The Red Cross distributes relief materials to displaced victims of the Boko Haram violence at a relief camp in Dawaki, a local government area in Kano. Photograph: Reuters

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people during a Sunday raid on the remote northeast Nigerian vil(...)

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in three northeastern states last year after Boko Haram intensified their efforts to establish an Islamist state there. Photograph: Sabine Albers/Bloomberg

Two bombs exploded near a bus station in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Thursday evening, witnesses said, the second one killing at least 40 p(...)

Gunmen have freed more than 200 prisoners in Nigeria’s latest jailbreak, according to police.

Gunmen have freed more than 200 prisoners in Nigeria’s latest jailbreak, according to police.Officers recaptured at least 10 escapees from the medium (...)

Bomb experts investigate the site of an explosion at a police station in Kano, Nigeria, on November 15th, in which six people were killed. At least 35 were killed in a further attack in the same city on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the central mosque in north Nigeria’s biggest city Kano, killing at least 100 people o(...)

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. The group have recaptured the village of Chibok, scene of their abduction of some 200 schoolgirls.  Photograph: Reuters

Boko Haram insurgents have retaken the village of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria where the group abducted some 200 schoolgirls seven months ago, a law(...)

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