Humanitarian crises

Suicide bombers 'die in failed attack' in Nigeria

Officials say incident near camp for displaced people resulted in deaths of seven people who tried to attack Maiduguri.


Suicide bomb blast rips through Nigerian university

At least four killed and 15 wounded when a suicide bomber believed to be a teenage girl detonated herself in Maiduguri.


Boko Haram Attacks

Explore our interactive map to examine in detail the violent incidents in and around Nigeria from 2009 to 2016.

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Chibok girls: 'As long as they're captives, we all are'

President Buhari is "hopeful" the remaining 195 girls will be saved as activists urge him to treat issue as a priority.

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Boko Haram leader says armed group not 'crushed'

Abubakar Shekau appears in new video to say fighters are safe, rebutting victory claims by Nigeria's president and army.

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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.

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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.