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Women and children look at burnt out houses following an attack by Boko Haram in Dalori village near Maiduguri, Nigeria. Photograph: Jossy Ola/AP Photo

At least 65 people were killed during an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram near Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, a Reuters reporte(...)

A photograph of houses burnt by Boko Haram fighters at Zabarmari, a fishing and farming village near Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Two blasts hit the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday evening, one at a restaurant and another targeting a Muslim cleric who has disowned Islamist(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Police officers block people protesting over news that Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds and fears over Boko Haram violence.  Photograph: AFP/Getty

Nigeria’s decision to postpone elections for six weeks because of spreading attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the northeast is a “s(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Bomb detection experts and soldiers at the scene of an explosion at a police station in Kano earlier in November. Female suicide bombers also attacked a school in the city last June. Photograph: Reuters

Two female suicide bombers killed at least 21 people on Tuesday in a busy market area of Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, centre of a militan(...)

A file image of women staging a  protest demanding security forces to search harder for 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants in  April. The Nigerian army says it has driven out Boko Haram insurgents from Chibok, the home of the   schoolgirls. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters.

The Nigerian army says it has driven out Boko Haram insurgents from Chibok, the home of over 200 schoolgirls who were abducted by militants of the Is(...)

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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