NIGERIA, Yola : Women and children rescued by Nigerian soldiers from Islamist militants Boko Haram at Sambisa Forest wait to receive treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola on May 5, 2015. They were among a group of 275 people rescued by the Nigerian military last week and arrived …

Nigeria Claims to Rescue over 11,000 Boko Haram Hostages

The Nigerian army issued a press release on Wednesday announcing that it had rescued 11,595 civilians held hostage by the Islamic State-affiliated terrorist organization Boko Haram and asserting once again that the group is close to total defeat.

UNITED STATES, UNITED NATIONS : Samantha Power, United States Permanent Representative to the UN, speaks to journalists following Security Council consultations on the recent ballistic missile launch by Iran. The UN Security Council held a closed-door meeting on the missile launches at the request of the United States, which along …

Boko Haram-Afflicted Countries to Receive $40 Million from U.S.

The four African countries bordering Lake Chad currently combating the Nigeria-based jihadist group Boko Haram will receive $40 million in humanitarian assistance from the United States, according to Samantha Power, the American ambassador to the United Nations.

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Nigeria Opens Boko Haram Rehab Camp

The Nigerian military has issued an offer to Boko Haram jihadists seeking to surrender to hand over their arms and join the nation’s first jihadi rehabilitation camp, where the government hopes to train the former terrorists to work and prepare them to reintegrate into society.


Suicide Bombs Kill 13 in Chibok, Scene of Boko Haram’s Mass Abduction

The Nigerian government has been saying Boko Haram is defeated, but on Wednesday, a triple bomb attack killed 13 and wounded 30 in the town of Chibok, the scene of Boko Haram’s infamous 2014 mass kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls, source of the utterly ineffective #BringBackOurGirls hashtag campaign.

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Nigeria: Soldiers Pardoned for ‘Cowardice’ Refuse to Fight Boko Haram

The 3,000 Nigerian soldiers pardoned in September after being arrested for various acts of contempt, including refusing to fight Boko Haram terrorists, are refusing their reinstatement in the nation’s northeast, where the Islamic State affiliate is headquartered.


Boko Haram Raze Village in Niger, Abduct Unknown Number of Teen Girls from Nigeria

In what is appearing to have been an especially active Sunday for the terrorists of Islamic State-affiliated Boko Haram, two separate groups of jihadis razed as many as 50 homes in Niger while a separate gang stormed a Borno state village, kidnapping dozens of teen girls. Most of the more than 200 girls abducted from Chibok, Borno in April 2012 remain captive.

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Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Kill 10 in Cameroon

The latest in a string of suicide bomber attacks from Boko Haram killed ten people and wounded at least twelve others in the town of Fotokol, Cameroon on Saturday. The UK Metro cites some other sources that say nine were killed, and specifies that the location of the attack was actually a village called Nigue near Fotokol.

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Burqa Ban Sweeping Africa: Senegal Latest to Curb Full-Face Veil

The government of Senegal has just announced a ban on wearing the burqa, or Islamic full-face veil, following mass arrests of individuals with suspected ties to ISIS affiliate Boko Haram. Senegal’s population is 92 percent Muslim.


Obama Deploys Troops to Cameroon to Fight Boko Haram

President Obama announced Wednesday that 300 U.S. troops will be deployed to Cameroon to fight the ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram terrorist group. The troops will work to establish a base from which to fly Predator drones into the northeast Nigerian enclave in which Boko Haram is headquartered.

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Nigerian Army Denies Reports of 160-Person Boko Haram Massacre

Nigerians in northern Yobe state are decrying a Boko Haram attack that resulted in 160 people–including dozens of children–drowning as they fled the terrorist group. But the Nigerian military is calling the reports “unsubstantiated” and denying the attack occurred at all.


Nigerian President: US Human Rights Law ‘Aided and Abetted’ Boko Haram

Speaking at the United States Institute for Peace during his trip to Washington, D.C., this week, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari accused the United States of unintentionally “aiding and abetting” Boko Haram by denying weapons support to the Nigerian military following accusations of human rights violations.

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Cameroon Imposes Burqa Ban in Boko Haram-Ravaged North

Following a similar initiative covering the entirety of Chad, the nation of Cameroon has imposed a ban on the Islamic burqa in the nation’s northern territories, which have been the target of repeated attacks by Boko Haram jihadists, who often use the burqa to disguise explosives.

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UN Decries Boko Haram’s Reign of Terror in Cameroon

Though headquartered in northern Nigeria, the Islamic jihadist group Boko Haram has been wreaking devastation in neighboring regions as well, and in the last six months has abducted some 1,500 children from Cameroon, according to recent UN reports.

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As Boko Haram Victims Accuse Each Other of Radicalization, Nigeria Moves Women to Secret Location

Women and children freed from captivity under the jihadist terror group Boko Haram are being held at an undisclosed location by the Nigerian military after accusing each other of continuing to communicate with and work for the terrorist group. Nigerian officials claim they have been relocated to an undisclosed location for more focused therapy to help them work through their trauma.


President of Chad: ‘Regrettable’ Cooperation with Nigeria Hurting Boko Haram Fight

The President of Chad, Idriss Deby, visited the Nigerian capital Abuja today to meet with both outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on how to best jointly combat the looming threat of Boko Haram. Speaking to reporters, Deby lamented that cooperation with Nigeria could use improvement, and that such coordination has been a problem in the past.


Cameroon Bishop: World Has Neglected Victims of Boko Haram

Rev. Bruno Ateba, bishop of the Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in Cameroon, complained in a letter this week that the world pays very little attention to the sufferings of Africans in comparison with treatment accorded to victims in the First World.