Boko Haram

Nigeria still searching for girls seized by Boko Haram

Commander tells Al Jazeera the missing Chibok girls have not been located after Boko Haram's stronghold was captured.

Inside Story

Has Boko Haram been defeated?

Questions remain after the president of Nigeria praised the army for forcing fighters from their forest stronghold.

Boko Haram

Boko Haram decline raises hopes of Nigeria's displaced

As Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari announces defeat of armed group, people in displaced camps hope to return home.


Chibok girl recalls 'miracle' release by Boko Haram

Asabe Goni says that she had given up hope in captivity as she describes how some girls were whipped by fighters.


Nigeria claims capture of Boko Haram base in Sambisa

Nigerian president says fighters "on the run" after army seizes their "last enclave of Sambisa Forest" in Borno state.

Special series

Boko Haram: Behind the Rise of Nigeria's Armed Group

An investigation into the origins and ideology of the rebel group and its bloody rise.


No end in sight: Boko Haram's bloody legacy

Nigeria’s citizens continue to be killed and displaced by violence between Boko Haram and the military.


Is another Boko Haram in the making?

The designation of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria as an insurgent group is a dangerous move for the Nigerian state.

by Thembisa Fakude


At least 45 killed in Nigeria suicide attacks

Attack on a vegetable market near a Boko Haram stronghold kills at least 45 people and wounds dozens of others.


Nigeria: 400,000 children at risk of famine

After army advance against Boko Haram in the north, many people found on brink of starvation amid humanitarian crises.


Displaced refugees fear more loss as Lake Chad shrinks

Refugees displaced by Boko Haram take on new life of fishing, but fear all will be lost as Lake Chad slowly disappears.


Nigeria: Abducted Chibok schoolgirl found with baby

Nigerian troops find one of the missing Chibok girls seized by Boko Haram in 2014, weeks after the release of 21 others.


Nigeria officials 'sexually abusing Boko Haram victims'

Human Rights Watch says government officials and troops are exploiting women and girls who escaped grip of armed group.

Human Rights

Some Chibok girls 'unwilling to leave Boko Haram'

Over 100 Nigerian girls missing since 2014 could either be radicalised or ashamed to return, Chibok negotiator says.

Human Rights

Kisses, tears as Chibok girls reunite with families

Cries of celebration as released Nigerian girls meet their families after more than two and a half years.