Africa

Nigerian troops evacuate 'entire town' in security operation: UN

Nearly 10,000 people from Jakana were relocated to camp in Maiduguri, swelling the population of existing camps.

Nigerian troops evacuate 'entire town' in security operation: UN

Niger

10 civilians killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Niger town

Mayor says several people also wounded after two female suicide bombers detonate explosives and gunmen attack civilians.

10 civilians killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Niger town

Chad

Over 20 Chadian soldiers 'killed in Boko Haram raid'

Security sources say the assailants crossed over from neighbouring Niger before launching the overnight attack.

Over 20 Chadian soldiers 'killed in Boko Haram raid'

Nigeria

Nigeria votes amid security fears in northern states

Tight race predicted between President Buhari and opposition leader Abubakar, after week-long delay over security fears.

Nigeria elections: Buhari seeks second term in delayed polls

Nigeria

Eight killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

The attack comes hours before the electoral commission announced the postponement of Nigeria elections.

Eight killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Africa

Suspected Boko Haram attack on Nigeria governor's convoy

Nigeria daily Daily Trust says Kashim Shettima's convoy came under attack while on its way to a campaign rally.

Suspected Boko Haram attack on Nigeria governor's convoy

Africa

Boko Haram killed dozens in Monday's attack in Nigeria: Amnesty

Group killed at least 60 people in renewed attack in the northeastern town of Rann, Amnesty International said.

Boko Haram killed dozens in Monday's attack in Nigeria: Amnesty

Nigeria

UN: Boko Haram threat displaces 30,000 in Nigeria

Fears of renewed attacks by the armed group prompt the exodus of more than 30,000 people from the Nigerian town of Rann.

UN: Boko Haram threat displaces 30,000 from Nigeria's Rann town

Nigeria

Nigeria's main female candidate quits presidential race

Oby Ezekwesili said she made her decision in a bid to create a 'strong and viable' coalition to defeat incumbent Buhari.

Nigeria female candidate Oby Ezekwesili quits presidential race

Niger

'Bandits' kill 10 troops along Niger-Nigeria border

The two countries had launched a joint operation against criminal gangs in Niger's Maradi region over the weekend.

'Bandits' kill 10 troops along Niger-Nigeria border

Nigeria

Boko Haram attacks two military bases in northeast Nigeria

At least one naval officer killed as armed group seizes trove of weapons from two bases near Nigerian border with Chad.

Boko Haram attacks two military bases in northeast Nigeria

War & Conflict

Nigerian army says 14 personnel killed in Boko Haram ambush

Security forces were on escort duty when they were attacked in Yobe state in the north of the country, army says.

Nigerian army says 14 personnel killed in Boko Haram ambush

Africa

Unidentified gunmen kill 17 people in Nigeria's Zamfara state

Raiders on several motorbikes shoot Magami village residents indiscriminately in the latest attack in Nigeria.

Unidentified gunmen kill 17 people in Nigeria's Zamfara state

Nigeria

Nigeria's former defence chief killed amid growing insecurity

Air Marshall Alex Badeh shot dead near Abuja as authorities struggle with increase in violence in oil-rich Niger Delta.

Nigeria's former defence chief killed amid growing insecurity

Nigeria

Nigeria army lifts ban on UNICEF amid spying allegations

Army suspended UNICEF operations early Friday accusing the agency's staff of spying for Boko Haram.

Nigeria army lifts ban on UNICEF amid spying allegations