Borno state - updates

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Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:22 PM

More than 3,000 cholera cases have been recorded in the states of Yobe and Borno, says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

30 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid – military sources

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:13 PM

The attacks appear to undermine repeated claims by the military that Boko Haram had been defeated

Boko Haram fighters found posing as refugees – Nigeria

Jul 02, 2017 - 12:40 AM

They were arrested during screening of the returnees at the border town of Banki by security personnel an official says

Boko Haram recaptures key town in northeast Nigeria

May 16, 2015 - 6:04 PM

The town located along a strategic trading route between Nigeria and neighbouring Cameroon and Chad trades hands between the jihadists and government troops numerous times since 2013

BOKO HARAM. An image grab made on October 31, 2014 from a video obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau (C) delivering a speech. File photo by Boko Haram/AFP

Boko Haram kills at least 68 people, including children

Mar 06, 2015 - 2:35 AM

Heavily armed militants stormed the village in Borno state on March 3

Boko Haram kills dozens in rampage after Chad offensive

Feb 04, 2015 - 10:54 PM

UPDATED The onslaught comes a day after Chad sends troops across the border to flush the jihadists out of the Nigerian town of Gamboru

Chad forces retake border town from Boko Haram

Feb 04, 2015 - 7:31 AM

The ground intervention by Chad comes after the African Union last week backed a regional 5 nation 7 500 strong force to take on the extremists amid growing fears about their threat to regional security

Chadian newspapers with headlines pertaining to Chad's military intervention against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram reading 'Look out Deby is coming!' (L), 'Chadian army combs through Gambaru' (R) are displayed on February 2, 2015 in N'Djamena. Sia Kambou/AFP

Nigeria says 5 towns recaptured from Boko Haram

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:29 AM

Gov t spokesperson: Our troops are in control after operations which had the active support of volunteers vigilantes and our friendly neighbors

Mi-8 attack helicopters are seen in Fotokol, Cameroon, on February 1, 2015, after an operation in nearby Gamboru, Nigeria. Stephane Yas/AFP

Nigeria repels fresh Boko Haram assault on key city

Feb 01, 2015 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED As Nigerian forces were holding off Boko Haram in Maiduguri the airforce of neighboring Chad was pounding the militants positions in Gamboru

Mi-8 attack helicopters are seen in Fotokol, Cameroon, on February 1, 2015, after an operation in nearby Gamboru, Nigeria. Stephane Yas/AFP

Boko Haram wages new Nigeria attacks as Kerry visits

Jan 25, 2015 - 11:41 PM

UPDATED The renewed violence underscores the extent of the difficulties facing Nigeria as the election approaches and also the increasing threat Boko Haram poses for the country s neighbors

AFP file photo of Boko Haram

Boko Haram leader threatens Nigeria's neighbors

Jan 21, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Boko Haram also claims a massive attack feared to be the worst in its 6 year insurgency

AFP PHOTO / DIGITALGLOBE / AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Nigerian president visits survivors of Boko Haram massacre

Jan 16, 2015 - 7:25 AM

The attack on Baga part of an upsurge in violence ahead of February s presidential and parliamentary polls is feared to have killed hundreds if not more

ASSURANCE. President Goodluck Jonathan speaks to displaced people from Baga in a Maiduguri camp on January 15, 2015. Olatunji Omirin/AFP

Boko Haram kills 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria

Nov 23, 2014 - 8:17 PM

Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram gunmen kills 48 fish vendors in Nigeria s restive state of Borno the head of the fish traders association says

Nigerian army recaptures abducted girls' hometown

Nov 17, 2014 - 7:19 AM

Chibok is recaptured in a joint operation with local vigilantes known as the Civilian Joint Task Force who back up the military in several parts of the northeast where Boko Haram is active

BOKO HARAM. A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (C). File photo by AFP/BOKO HARAM

Nigeria's Boko Haram sets new tone in controlled areas

Nov 16, 2014 - 5:47 PM

Analyst: They have stepped in as an alternative government following the withdrawal of government institutions from the areas now under their control

BOKO HARAM. A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (C). File photo by AFP/BOKO HARAM

More than 60 women, girls abducted in Nigeria

Jun 24, 2014 - 5:43 PM

UPDATED The group was kidnapped in the last week during a series of Boko Haram attacks on Kummabza village in Borno state which left at least 30 dead

At least 60 killed in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram

Apr 14, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists kill 60 in Northeast Borno in Nigeria

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