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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.

At least four killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian city

27 Apr 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria At least four people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria late on Thursday, the national emergency agency said, the second such clash in Maiduguri city in a month.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 15 in Nigeria's Maiduguri

02 Apr 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria A Boko Haram attack in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri killed at least 15 people and wounded 83, a military spokesman said on Monday, in the biggest strike since the government said it was in talks with the Islamist militant group. | Video

Militants free scores of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls after month in captivity

22 Mar 2018

DAPCHI, Nigeria Islamist militants freed scores of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls on Wednesday, driving them back into the town where they had been captured a month ago. | Video

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