Boko Haram Islamic extremists struck the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri for the first time in months Monday with rocket-propelled grenades and multiple suicide bombers, witnesses said. At least 30 people were killed and the death toll could go higher.
5 years, 7 months ago
Almost daily bomb attacks in northeastern Nigeria -- the latest a bombing in a market in the town of Jimeta in Adamawa state that killed at least 32 -- seem designed to send an ominous message to new President Muhammadu Buhari: Boko Haram is not going away.
6 years, 1 month ago
The Nigerian army has recaptured all of the major towns occupied by Boko Haram in recent months, and rescued nearly 1,000 kidnapped women and children. It claims to have destroyed several of the militants’ camps, pursued the group into the Sambisa forest and arrested those suspected of supplying them with food and fuel.
6 years, 2 months ago