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Nigerian army orders closure of aid agency for 'aiding terrorism' (20.09.2019)

The Nigerian army has ordered Action Against Hunger to close its main office in Maiduguri, in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state, amid allegations the group has been “aiding and abetting terrorism”. … The army says Action Against Hunger has been supplying terrorists with food and drugs and...

Cameroonian troops killed in Boko Haram fighting (16.09.2019)

At least six Cameroonian troops are reported dead following a wave of fighting with Boko Haram terrorists on the central African state's northern border with Nigeria. The attacks followed a visit in which Cameroon's chief of defense staff declared that his military had drastically reduced Boko...

Nigeria: 65 killed in attack by Boko Haram militants (28.07.2019)

Boko Haram militants killed at least 65 people at a funeral in northeastern Nigeria, local officials said Sunday, revising the earlier death toll of 23. … Nigerians last week marked the 10-year anniversary of the rise of the Boko Haram insurgency, which has killed more than 30,000 people, displaced...

Dialogue with Boko Haram: back on the agenda? (02.07.2019)

It’s not a popular choice, but the stalemate between extremists and military forces makes negotiation worth re-considering.

Boko Haram attack on Cameroon island kills 24 (13.06.2019)

Around 300 suspected Boko Haram militants swarmed onto an island on Lake Chad in Cameroon’s far north on Sunday and killed 24 people, including 16 Cameroonian soldiers stationed at military outposts, officials said on Wednesday.

What doesn't break Boko Haram in Niger makes it stronger (28.05.2019)

Since the beginning of 2019, there's been a growing number of attacks in Niger's Diffa region, largely claimed by Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram. Between January and April over 60 incidents were recorded.

Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, Niger deploy troops after fresh attack (20.04.2019)

The Multi-National Joint Task Force of the Lake Chad Basin Commission has deployed troops after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked a northern Cameroonian village late Thursday night, killing at least 13 people and leaving hundreds homeless.

Dozens dead in fighting between Chad soldiers, jihadists (15.04.2019)

Fighting between Chad soldiers and Boko Haram jihadists killed dozens, including 63 "terrorists", in an overnight attack on a military base, an army spokesman said Monday. … Last month, 23 soldiers were killed in the Lake Chad region in the deadliest attack yet on the Chadian army by Boko Haram.

Boko Haram targets civilians in deadly attacks in South-East Niger (10.04.2019)

The United Nations refugee agency reports tens of thousands of refugees and displaced people in Niger’s Diffa region are suffering immense hardships as violent attacks by Boko Haram increase in frequency and intensity. According to the UN refugee agency, last month 88 civilians in Niger’s border...

UN says 10,000 Nigerians return from Cameroon to town targeted by Boko Haram (28.02.2019)

At least 10,000 Nigerians returned to a flashpoint town on Wednesday after fleeing into Cameroon to escape repeated attacks over the past few months, a UN humanitarian report said.

Islamic militants' deadly resurgence threatens Nigeria polls (12.02.2019)

Nigeria's government now acknowledges an extremist resurgence, this time by a Boko Haram offshoot, the Islamic State West Africa Province, the IS group's largest presence outside the Middle East, estimated to have more than 3,000 fighters.

North-east Nigeria displacement crisis continues amid ‘increased sophistication’ of attackers, warns UN (05.02.2019)

An upsurge in violent attacks in crisis-riven north-east Nigeria has displaced nearly 60,000 people in the last three months, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Tuesday. Armed extremists, notably Boko Haram militants, have contributed to a decade-long humanitarian crisis in Borno, Adamawa and...

Boko Haram killed dozens in Monday's attack in Nigeria: Amnesty (01.02.2019)

Armed group Boko Haram killed at least 60 people when it renewed its attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Rann on Monday, rights group Amnesty International has said.

UN: Boko Haram threat displaces 30,000 from Nigeria's Rann town (29.01.2019)

More than 30,000 people fled the Nigerian town of Rann over the weekend amid fears of renewed attacks by the Boko Haram armed group, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

UN alarmed at uprooting of civilians in Nigeria's war with militants (09.01.2019)

The United Nations voiced alarm on Wednesday at the uprooting of more than 30,000 Nigerians forced to flee the protracted war against Islamist insurgents in the country's northeast.

Nigerian military raids paper after Boko Haram article (07.01.2019)

Nigerian soldiers raided the offices of the country’s Daily Trust newspaper and arrested two of its journalists following an article about the military’s fight against Islamist militants in the northeast, the newspaper said on Sunday. … An uptick in attacks by Islamist militants in recent months...

Niger troops kill more than 280 Boko Haram fighters - government (03.01.2019)

Troops and air strikes have killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants since the Niger government started an operation against the group last week, the defence ministry said.

Boko Haram raids military posts in northeast Nigeria (02.01.2019)

Fighters from the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) overran the posts in Borno state on Tuesday … The Boko Haram faction has in recent months intensified attacks on military targets in Borno and Yobe states, raiding bases and killing dozens of troops.

Nigeria: 'Villages totally burned' in deadly Boko Haram attacks (01.11.2018)

Boko Haram fighters attacked two villages on outskirts of Maiduguri as well as a camp for internally displaced people.

Nigeria: Another Boko Haram in the making? (30.10.2018)

Deadly clashes between government troops and Shiite Muslims have raised fears that another conflict is about to get out of hand in Nigeria. Civil society is calling on the central government not to repeat past mistakes.

UN welcomes ‘milestone’ release of 833 Nigerian children from anti-Boko Haram force (12.10.2018)

The United Nations welcomed on Friday as an “important milestone” the release in Nigeria of 833 children by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF); a group formed in 2013 to protect communities and support the country’s security forces against Boko Haram extremists.

Boko Haram exposes the cracks in Nigeria’s military strategy (02.10.2018)

For nearly three years the Nigerian government has stuck to its claim that it has ‘technically defeated’ Boko Haram. Recently though, the terror group demonstrated its renewed audacity with strikes at hard (military) targets.

Germany hosts high-level conference on humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region (03.09.2018)

Conflict and climate change have plunged the Lake Chad region into one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. An international conference in Berlin aims to raise more support for the millions of people in need of aid.

The danger of a better-behaved Boko Haram (21.08.2018)

Boko Haram, the Nigerian jihadist group infamous for its bombings and abductions, is undergoing something of a makeover. A key faction that has the backing of so-called Islamic State has renounced its old blood-soaked ways and is trying instead to win hearts and minds in a new strategic twist to a...

Cameroon’s Far North: a new chapter in the fight against Boko Haram – new ICG report (14.08.2018)

The intensity of the conflict against Boko Haram in Cameroon’s Far North has diminished, though the movement still poses a threat and the humanitarian situation remains precarious. Long-term stability hinges on how the government resolves two principal security challenges: first, dealing with...

Cost of counter-terrorism for civilians in Lake Chad countries (16.07.2018)

The ongoing terror threat in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon has led the governments of the Lake Chad region to enact numerous security restrictions in affected areas. While these restrictions are meant to improve security for all, some affect civilians negatively – particularly regarding...

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Boko Haram Islamists still control parts of northeastern Nigeria (19.05.2018)

People in two of northeastern Nigeria’s six states say militants with ties to Boko Haram are still in control of areas despite the federal government’s unwavering stance that it has defeated the Jihadist militant group.

Nigeria talking to Boko Haram about possible ceasefire (26.03.2018)

Nigeria’s government is in talks with Islamist militant group Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire with the ultimate aim of securing a permanent cessation of hostilities, the country’s information minister said on Sunday.

Nigerian president plans to negotiate for release of 110 abducted Dapchi girls (12.03.2018)

Nigeria's presidency said on Monday it plans to negotiate for the release of 110 girls abducted from a school in the northeastern town of Dapchi last month, rather than use a military operation to free them by force. … Nigeria is grappling with an insurgency by Boko Haram that has killed at least...

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 11 including three aid workers in Nigeria (02.03.2018)

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military barracks in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state late on Thursday, according to two security reports seen by Reuters.

As Nigeria's regional task force strengthens, pressure mounts on Boko Haram (14.02.2018)

On February 2, more than two dozen Boko Haram fighters emerged from a hideout in Sambisa Forest and surrendered to authorities. Their defections were a key victory for Nigerian forces and regional allies in their battle against the diminished, but still deadly, terrorist group.

Lake Chad Basin: UN and partners launch aid appeal (31.01.2018)

With more than a quarter of a million people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region, the United Nations refugee agency and its humanitarian partners launched on Wednesday an inter-agency funding appeal for $157 million. “The Boko Haram crisis lingers on and is far from...

Nigerian military: 700 abductees of Boko Haram escape captivity (01.01.2018)

In a statement (army spokesman, Col. Timothy) Antigha said the abductees included men, women and children, and he said most were forced to work as farm laborers by the insurgents on various islands in Lake Chad. He said the military was monitoring the escaped captives to ensure there are no...

UN chief condemns killing of ‘blue helmet’ in country’s east (04.12.2017)

Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing today of a Mauritanian peacekeeper and the wounding of three others of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) by anti-Balaka militia in Bria in the country’ s east.

Nigeria puts fortress towns at heart of new Boko Haram strategy (03.12.2017)

Nigeria’s government has a plan for the northeast, torn apart by eight years of conflict with Boko Haram: displaced people will be housed in fortified garrison towns, ringed by farms, with the rest of the countryside effectively left to fend for itself.

Boko Haram’s new tactics imperil Nigeria’s countryside (17.11.2017)

In recent months, Boko Haram has attacked rural military bases and convoys in the northeastern part of Nigeria and in surrounding countries, acquiring weapons in the process. Since spring 2015, when regional militaries chased most of its members back underground, the sect had been focused on...

Chad withdraws troops from fight against Boko Haram in Niger (13.10.2017)

Chad has withdrawn hundreds of troops from neighbouring Niger, where they were helping local forces fight Boko Haram Islamist militants, humanitarian sources and officials said. … There was no immediate explanation or comment from defence officials in Chad. But the move came a month after the vast...

Many Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram fighting not ready to return home (12.10.2017)

The vast majority of almost 2 million Nigerians driven from their homes by the conflict with Boko Haram cannot return because of a lack of security, an aid agency said on Wednesday.

Stronger peacebuilding efforts needed to tackle Boko Haram, Security Council told (13.09.2017)

While the efforts of the Governments in Africa's Lake Chad Basin have diminished Boko Haram's combat capacity in the region, the terrorist group has changed its tactics, increasing the use of suicide attacks, the top United Nations political official reported to the Security Council today.

Report: Boko Haram attacks killed 400 since April (05.09.2017)

Amnesty International highlights role of young women and girls forced to target civilians in Nigeria and Cameroon.

UK government unveils £200m in aid to help fight Boko Haram in Nigeria (30.08.2017)

The UK has so far trained 28,000 Nigerian soldiers and over 40 UK military personnel have been deployed to Nigeria on a long term basis. On Wednesday, [international development secretary Priti] Patel announced an extended five-year package of help, costing an extra £200m.

UNICEF: Boko Haram use of child bombers soars (23.08.2017)

The number of children, mainly girls, used by the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram as "human bombs" has quadrupled this year, according to UNICEF.

Suicide bombers kill at least 27 in Nigeria (16.08.2017)

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded 83 in north-east Nigeria on Tuesday.

UN relations with Nigeria "intact" after dispute over army raid (14.08.2017)

The United Nations' relationship with Nigeria is intact, a U.N. official said on Saturday, despite a military raid on a compound belonging to the international body in the conflict-ridden northeast.

US military probing torture claims at Cameroon base (07.08.2017)

The US military has opened an inquiry into allegations of torture and murder of suspected Boko Haram militants at a Cameroonian army base used extensively by American troops, a spokesman said.

Boko Haram split creates two deadly forces (02.08.2017)

[…] The combined attacks by the two wings marks a resurgence by the group, months after President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement in December 2016 that Boko Haram’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest had been captured.

Funding, suicide attacks remain challenge for African force fighting Boko Haram (07.07.2017)

Boko Haram has lost as much as 70 percent of its war equipment and fighters. That's the assessment of defense officials from the five countries involved in the joint task force fighting the militants. But the officials, who gathered in Cameroon this week to discuss the war effort, admit their own...

Army kill Boko Haram leader, rescue nine children (13.06.2017)

Troops of the 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade of the Nigerian Army yesterday killed the leader of Boko Haram, Abu Nazir, at Jarawa village in Borno State.

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