Nigeria

Boko Haram kills 23 mourners after Nigeria funeral

Local hunters and militia recovered nearly two dozen bodies after survivors returned to the village and alerted them.

Boko Haram kills 23 mourners after Nigeria funeral

Nigeria

NGO confirms 6 aid workers kidnapped in Nigeria

The workers, abducted last week in northeast Nigeria, are 'apparently in a good condition of health,' ACF says.

NGO confirms six aid workers kidnapped in Nigeria

Nigeria

The brave women fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria

More than 100 women are working with security agents in Borno state to thwart Boko Haram attacks.

The brave women fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria

Nigeria

Nigerians mourn triple suicide attack involving girls

Two young girls among three suicide bombers who killed at least 20 in attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria.

Nigeria villagers in Borno mourn the dead, lament state failures

Cameroon

Dozens killed in major Boko Haram attack on Cameroon island

Officials say dozens killed, including Cameroonian soldiers, in weekend attack on Lake Chad island.

Dozens killed in major Boko Haram attack on Cameroon island

Africa

Children used by anti-Boko Haram groups struggle against trauma

'One day, I hope to open my own business and take control of my life,' says 18-year-old Kaumi Kolo, a former child vigilante in Nigeria.

Nigeria

Thousands of Nigerian refugees still fear Boko Haram violence

Around Maiduguri, 'temporary' refugee camps are becoming a permanent fixture.

Nigeria

Boko Haram storm military base in northeastern Nigeria

Flanked by a fleet of gunmen firing from motorbikes, attackers burst out from the bush and target overwhelmed troops.

Boko Haram storm military base in northeastern Nigeria

Africa

Boko Haram attacks the most vulnerable in Niger

Recent attacks are focusing on refugees and IDPs in southeast Nigeria, people who were already forced from their homes by the fighting.

Boko Haram attacks the most vulnerable in Niger

Africa

Boko Haram threatens civilians' lives in Niger

Boko Haram and its affiliated groups have been waging war against the Nigerian government since 2009.

Boko Haram threatens civilians' lives in Niger

Nigeria

Five years on, 112 Nigerian Chibok girls still missing

At least 276 girls were taken from a government secondary school in Chibok town by Boko Haram in 2014.

Nigeria's Chibok schoolgirls: Five years on, 112 still missing

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