Nigeria: Niger and Chad Army recover city seized by Boko Haram

The Nigerien and Chadian army launched an offensive against Boko Haram in Nigeria and retook the city of Damasak (northeast) in the hands of the Islamists who controlled it since November, Chadian security sources said this Monday. 200 Boko Haram fighters were killed in the...

Bomb attack leaves at least 5 dead and 19 wounded in Nigeria

A Nigerian market town of Potiskum (north) was the scene of an attack this Sunday after a girl with a hidden bomb in her body exploded leaving at least five people dead, reported witnesses and medical sources. “At least five people were killed, along with the girl, while 19...

African countries plan to create regional force to fight Boko Haram

The African Union (AU) said on Friday that the Islamist group Boko Haram has become a threat to the security of the entire African continent and they “require a collective response.” For this reason, the Council for Peace and Security of the AU called for the...

Nigeria: Destruction caused by Boko Haram is shown on satellite images

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) published various satellite images to show the massive destruction of the two main towns attacked, Baga and Doron Baga, northern state of Borno (northeast Nigeria), by the Islamist group Boko Haram. According to Amnesty...

Nigeria: More than 100 women are kidnapped by members of Boko Haram

Armed members of Boko Haram abducted more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people during an incursion on Sunday in the village of Gumsuri, in northeastern Nigeria, reported this Thursday a security source and a resident. “They gathered people, gunned down over 30...

Nigeria: 64 people dead after bomb attack on mosque

A mosque was attacked in Nigeria killing at least 64 people and wounding 126 after the explosion of two kamikazes and the presence of armed men, as reported by local authorities. The attack occurred in the Great Mosque of Kano, belonging to one of the most important Muslim...

Nigeria suffers double suicide bombing leaving at least 45 dead

At least 45 people were killed and dozens wounded in a double suicide bombing on Tuesday in a popular market in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, confirmed sources of the security forces. The attack was committed by two women who sacrificed themselves simultaneously when walking...

School in Nigeria suffers suicide attack and 47 students die

A school in northeastern Nigeria this Monday was victim of a suicide attack that killed 47 students and wounded 79, a fact attributed to the Islamist group Boko Haram. Students of the Government Comprehensive Senior Science Secondary School, in the Yobe state, were waiting for...