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Islamist insurgents overrun Nigerian army base in northeast - security sources

13 Jun 2019

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Islamist insurgents overran a Nigerian army base in the country's northeast, killing at least the commander, two Nigerian security sources said on Thursday.

Islamic State insurgents overrun northeast Nigerian town - security sources

14 Jan 2019

ABUJA Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) insurgents overran the town of Rann in northeastern Nigeria on Monday evening, security sources said, a blow to President Buhari's efforts to defeat the militants just weeks before national elections.

Nigeria lifts UNICEF suspension hours after accusing staff of spying for Islamists

14 Dec 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria The Nigerian military on Friday lifted a suspension of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund activities in the northeast of the country, hours after it was imposed amid accusations that UNICEF staff spied for Islamist militants in the restive region.

Nigeria names fifth commander in under two years to lead fight against Boko Haram

10 Nov 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nigeria has named its fifth commander in less than 2 years to lead the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency, the army said on Saturday, a move military sources say was related to continued attacks by Islamists.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap at least 10 people in northeast Nigeria

05 Sep 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped between 10 and 20 people, a family member of one of those abducted, a senator and two military sources said on Wednesday.

Islamists in northeast Nigeria kill up to 30 soldiers - sources

02 Sep 2018

(The Sept. 1 story corrects the location to Mobbar in paragraph 7)

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 15 soldiers and disaster worker -sources

09 Aug 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria At least 15 soldiers and an official from Nigeria's disaster agency were killed in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram militants in the northeast of the country, security sources said on Thursday, weeks after 20 troops went missing in an attack.

Nigeria brings in fourth commander in 14 months to lead fight against Boko Haram

27 Jul 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nigeria has named its fourth commander in 14 months to lead the fight against the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency, a move sources say comes after a series of embarrassing military defeats.

Nigerian police say eight Boko Haram suspects confess to Chibok abduction

18 Jul 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Eight suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram have confessed to involvement in the 2014 abduction of some 270 girls from the town of Chibok, the Nigeria Police Force said on Wednesday.

About 20 Nigerian soldiers missing after Boko Haram clash - sources

16 Jul 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria About 20 Nigerian soldiers are missing after a clash with Boko Haram militants in the northeast of the country, security sources said on Monday, though the military denied reports that some troops could not be found.

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