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Boko Haram seeks to impose sharia law throughout Nigeria, and is responsible for the increase in Christian deaths in the first six months of this year.
Nigerian forces say they are increasing security nationwide ahead Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration marking the end of Ramadan. Emmanuel Okeh, a spokesman for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, said Nigeria is deploying 50,000 troops and
Nigerian radical Islamist group Boko Haram's free-wheeling ruthlessness is increasingly troubling the remote Far North Region of Cameroon, which has seen several attacks in recent months, with foreigners also abducted for ransom...Another group of
The bomb targeted moderate Islamic cleric Dahiru Bauchi, who was preaching at the time...Militant Islamist group Boko Haram has carried out a wave of bombings and assassinations in Nigeria since it launched a brutal insurgency in 2009 to create an
Missing Nigerian Girls Sounds of gunshots broke the silence of the night, forcing the students out of their beds. Shaking like one possessed by demons, Patience Bulus, one of the students in the hostel, jumped out of her bed, scampering from one part
Scores of fighters armed with rocket-propelled grenades, explosives and guns descended on the town of Damboa early Thursday evening, residents and officials said. Abdulkadir Ibrahim said. "We lost 46 people on Thursday through Friday in Damboa and
Suspected Islamists raided the remote northeast Nigerian town of Damboa over the weekend, shooting dead more than 40 residents and burning down houses in a familiar pattern of killing that has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes this year.
Nigeria Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nigeria's military, just 53 miles from the northeastern state capital of Maiduguri, a civil defense spokesman and a
Horrors have become commonplace as Islamic extremists burn, slaughter, abduct helpless people and force Christians to renounce their faith.
The extremist group Boko Haram, seen in recent video released by the group, attacked the town of Damboa in northeastern Nigeria, according to survivors there. Haram gunmen killed many villagers and set homes ablaze in a northeastern Nigerian town