Maiduguri - updates

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30 killed in triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Three bombers detonate their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometers from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where football fans were watching a match on TV

4 teen girl suicide bombers launch deadly attack in Nigeria

Mar 31, 2018 - 11:23 PM

The suspected Boko Haram attack highlights the challenge the government faces in reaching a ceasefire agreement with the fractionalized insurgents

4 suicide bombers kill 15 in Maiduguri, Nigeria – police

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:09 PM

The bombers detonated IEDs improvised explosive devices strapped to their bodies at different locations of the area killing 19 people including the bombers he says adding 23 people are injured

Conflict-zone contraception for the Boko Haram homeless

Jul 10, 2017 - 3:59 PM

According to the International Rescue Committee internally displaced people are extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse

10-year-old girl used as human bomb in Nigeria attack

Jan 01, 2017 - 7:59 PM

The girl approached a crowd buying noodles from a food vendor and detonated her explosives witnesses and aid workers say

Nigerian troops foil suicide attack in restive city

Dec 26, 2016 - 10:21 PM

One of the two suicide bombers blew herself up injuring several people while the other was arrested by vigilant soldiers

2nd Chibok girl found as Nigerian president meets 1st rescued student

May 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Boko Haram has used kidnapping as a weapon of war in the conflict which has killed at least 20 000 people forced 2 6 million from their homes and devastated the northeast since 2009

epa05317321 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (2-R) meets with rescued girl Amina Ali Nkeki and baby (L) with Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State (C) at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria, 19 May 2016. Amina Ali Nkeki was found in the Sambisa Forest near the border of Cameroon. Nigerian Military found her carrying a baby and with a suspected member of the Boko Haram Islamist group. 218 girls remain missing after their abduction from Chibok secondary school in north-east Nigeria in 2014. EPA/STRINGER

Two female suicide bombers killed in NE Nigeria – vigilantes

Mar 25, 2016 - 9:43 PM

Civilian vigilantes spot the suicide bombers assisting the military against Boko Haram at Molai

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Death toll in Nigeria suicide bombing rises to 25

Mar 16, 2016 - 6:13 PM

3rd UPDATE The attack bears all the hallmarks of Boko Haram who have regularly hit soft civilian targets such as mosques markets and bus stations

50 feared killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Feb 01, 2016 - 12:13 AM

The assault which killed at least 50 people in the mostly Muslim region took place after evening prayers

Dozens killed as suicide bombers hit NE Nigeria mosque – witnesses

Oct 16, 2015 - 7:33 AM

There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but suspicion fell on Boko Haram which was founded in Borno s state capital Maiduguri in 2009

500,000 more children uprooted by Boko Haram – UNICEF

Sep 18, 2015 - 12:19 PM

The additional numbers of children made homeless has taken the total number of youngsters in the Lake Chad region who have been forced to flee to 1 4 million

'RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES.' A picture taken on September 16, 2015 shows children standing in the Assaga refugee camp, set up by the UN three months ago for Nigerian refugees who fled to southeast Niger to escape the Islamist group Boko Haram. Photo by Boureima Hama/AFP

Up to 150 drowned, shot dead fleeing Boko Haram in Nigeria

Aug 19, 2015 - 2:56 AM

Local residents say up to 150 people drowned in a river or were shot dead fleeing Boko Haram gunmen who raided a remote village in Nigeria s northeastern Yobe state

RECRUITMENT. A photograph made available on 29 July 2015 shows training sketches on a wall for Boko Haram Islamic militants new recruits discovered at Dikwa 28 July 2015. A string of attacks have resulted in over 430 fatalities by Islamic militant group Boko Haram in July alone. Photo by EPA

Nigerian army says has freed nearly 180 hostages held by Boko Haram

Aug 03, 2015 - 10:16 AM

The rescue took place near Aulari about 70 kilometers 40 miles south of Maiduguri the biggest town in northeast Nigeria the military says

Female suicide bomber kills 6 in Nigeria market

Jul 31, 2015 - 10:21 PM

The market attack comes on the day the newly appointed head of the regional multinational force Major General Iliya Abbah formally took over

Suicide bomber kills 5 in Nigeria

Jun 28, 2015 - 8:04 PM

A suicide bomber blows himself up outside a leprosy hospital killing 5 and injuring 10

Boko Haram fight HQ shifting to Maiduguri – Nigeria military

Jun 09, 2015 - 10:04 AM

Meanwhile President Muhammadu Buhari meets leaders of the G7 nations at a summit in Germany and reaffirms his pledge to crack down on the Islamists while calling for greater regional and international cooperation

LOOKOUT. A file photo taken on June 5, 2013 shows Nigerian soldiers patrolling in the north of Borno state close to a Islamist extremist group Boko Haram former camp near Maiduguri. Quentin Leboucher/AFP

Blast in Nigeria's Maiduguri kills six

Jun 04, 2015 - 3:04 AM

Maiduguri has been a regular target for Boko Haram Islamists since the group began its insurgency 6 years ago and has been hit 4 times since last Friday

Nigeria army repels Boko Haram as new president starts term

May 30, 2015 - 9:59 PM

President Muhammadu Buhari vows to intensify the fight against Boko Haram notably by shifting operational command from the capital Abuja to Maiduguri

NEW LEADER. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (C) waves to the crowd during his inauguration ceremony as President of Nigeria, in Eagle Square in Abuja, Nigeria, on May 29, 2015. Susan Walsh/AFP

At least 33 dead in northeast Nigeria bomb attacks

Mar 07, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Borno state Justice Commissioner Kaka Shehu confirms two blasts and says a third bombing hit the busy Borno Express bus station

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

Nigeria rocked by new Boko Haram raid, suicide attack

Dec 01, 2014 - 2:55 PM

UPDATED The blasts in Maiduguri and the dawn raid in Damaturu came just days after a deadly mosque attack in the northern city of Kano left at least 120 people dead

At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide attack

Nov 29, 2014 - 8:45 AM

The mosque is attached to the palace of the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II Nigeria s second most senior Muslim cleric who last week urged civilians to take up arms against Boko Haram

HUNDREDS DEAD, INJURED. Relatives talk to one of the victims of twin suicide blasts at Kano central mosque in the accident and emergency ward of the Nassarawa Specilist Hospital in northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano on November 28, 2014. Photo by Aminu Abubakar/AFP

Bomb attack averted in Nigeria's Maiduguri – vigilantes

Nov 28, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Of course it s Boko Haram s handiwork because in the last few days several arrests have been made of suspected female suicide bombers says civilian vigilante Babakura Adam

Double female suicide bomb attacks kill 45 in Nigeria

Nov 25, 2014 - 9:15 PM

2ND UPDATE The explosions in the Borno state capital target the same Monday Market area where at least 15 people died July 1 in a blast blamed on Boko Haram

Thirty adolescents abducted in northeast Nigeria: local chief

Oct 27, 2014 - 12:10 AM

UPDATE Suspected Boko Haram rebels abducted around 30 adolescents according to a local village chief

Nigeria's military claims success against Boko Haram

Sep 13, 2014 - 12:25 PM

Nigeria s military have repeatedly rejected claims about Boko Haram taking over towns and villages despite multiple testimonies from fleeing residents

NIGERIA, - : QUALITY REPEAT A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau (C), delivering a speech at an undisclosed location. Boko Haram's leader said he has created an Islamic caliphate in a northeast Nigeria town seized by the insurgents earlier this month. "Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brethren in (the town of) Gwoza and made it part of the Islamic caliphate," Abubakar Shekau said in the 52-minute video. Boko Haram/AFP

Boko Haram have 'surrounded' Nigeria's Maiduguri, say elders

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:50 PM

It is apparent that their imminent target is to take the city of Maiduguri the Borno state capital

A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows alleged members of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram during fighting at an undisclosed location. AFP PHOTO/BOKO HARAM

Military wives block husbands' deployment against Boko Haram

Aug 12, 2014 - 9:01 PM

One soldier who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the troops in the barracks in Maiduguri relied on run down equipment

Nigeria parents demand answers after military says hostages freed

Apr 17, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The defense spokesman s claim has been widely disputed including by parents who voiced anger at the allegedly false information

At least 17 dead in Nigeria market blast

Jan 15, 2014 - 12:03 AM

Maiduguri is seen as the spiritual home of the Boko Haram Islamist group

MARKET BLAST. Early reports suggested a car bomb or suicide bomber, though there was no immediate confirmation from authorities