Boko Haram

Boko Haram Takes UNICEF Worker Hostage

The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram released video footage on Monday appearing to show four male hostages in their custody in northeastern Nigeria, one of whom said he was an employee of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria’s Premium Times reported.

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of one of two Boko Haram factions, from a video published on November 9, 2018

Nigeria Shuts Down Boko Haram Victim Camps over Rape, Drug Use

The government of northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state confirmed on Monday plans to close camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) within Borno after receiving multiple complaints about alleged “rapes among youths,” drug use, and various other crimes committed at the shelters, some of which house victims of the Islamist terror group Boko Haram.

A woman carries wood on her head Yawuri informal camp on the outskirts of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on March 29, 2021. - The makeshift camp hosts nearly 2,000 people internally displaced by a decade-long jihadist insurgency in northeast Nigeria. Borno hosts over 80 percent of the nearly two …

Nigeria Claims Local Islamic State Leader Killed

The Nigerian military on Thursday announced that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), has been killed. No details of Barawi’s death were provided, and there was no immediate confirmation from ISWAP.

NIGERIA, UNKNOWN : A screen grab made on January 20, 2015 from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau holding up a flag as he delivers a message. Boko Haram has claimed a …

Nigerian Airstrike Kills Dozens of Villagers Accused of Funding ISIS By Selling Fish

Residents of the Nigerian village of Daban Masara claim dozens of civilians were killed in a Nigerian Air Force strike on Sunday. Some villagers said the strike deliberately targeted a civilian area because the Nigerian government had ordered the local fishing industry to shut down, on the grounds that Islamic State terrorists were profiting from the fishing trade.

Nigerian Air Force planes perfom during a military parade marking the country's 58th anniversary of independence, on October 1, 2018, on Eagle Square in Abuja. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP) (Photo credit should read SODIQ ADELAKUN/AFP via Getty Images)

Boko Haram, Fulani Jihadists Expand Reach in Nigeria

The Nigerian Islamic terror group Boko Haram and Fulani jihadists belonging to a mainly Muslim ethnic group of Nigerian cattle herders, have expanded their territory in Nigeria in recent months with increased attacks outside of their usual strongholds, local media reported on Monday.

The wreckage of a car hit by an attack led by Boko Haram members is seen surrounded by residents of the Adam Kolo district of Maiduguri on February 24, 2021. - Boko Haram jihadists attacked the Nigerian city of Maiduguri in the volatile northeast, killing 16 people, including nine children …