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Ousted factional Boko Haram leader Al-Barnawi detained by colleagues

The deposed leader of an IS-backed faction of Boko Haram has been detained by more radical elements who seized control of the group, the AFP has reported, quoting three different sources.

MNJTF: Boko Haram in disarray, fighters stranded without supplies

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in Chad, says the leadership of the Boko Haram terrorists group is currently overwhelmed and in disarray.

ISIS-backed Boko Haram faction may have new chief

The leader of an Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram may have been replaced, sources say, against a backdrop of speculation as to his fate - and the group's future direction.

Islamic State removes factional Boko Haram leader Abu Albarnawi

The Islamic State (IS) has sacked Abu Mus’ab Albarnawi as the leader of Islamic State West Africa Province, a faction of the Boko Haram insurgent group.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

To win the war on terror we need opportunities and jobs

In order to defeat terror, Nigeria needs a well thought out anti-terror plan and one thing that must be central to that plan is the buy in of the people because terror can only thrive where there is local support. Take that local support structure away and the terror architecture will collapse like a pack of cards.

Boko Haram: Building one school more dangerous than 100 churches

The terrorist group, Boko Haram, has said the building of one school is more dangerous to Muslims than the building of 100 churches and described democracy as idolatry.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram militants kill 17 Nigerian soldiers

At least 17 Nigerian soldiers were killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack on a military base in the country's northeast, military sources told AFP Thursday, the third assault on three different bases in less than a month.

Boko Haram kills 17 soldiers, NEMA staff

At least 17 Nigerian soldiers have been killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack on a military base in Borno State, military sources said thursday, the third assault on three different bases in less than a month.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram kills seven villagers in Borno

Boko Haram jihadists have killed seven villagers in a dawn raid in Nigeria’s restive northeast, local militia and a resident said Tuesday.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Five die as Boko Haram attacks Borno village

At least five people were killed and a village razed in an attack by Boko Haram jihadists in the northern Nigerian Borno state, militia fighting the Islamists told AFP Saturday.

Boko Haram kills 11 soldiers, seizes weapons

Boko Haram fighters killed 11 troops and seized weapons in a raid on a military post in the latest such attack in northeast Nigeria, residents and a military source said on Sunday.

Boko Haram jihadists raid military base in Borno

Boko Haram fighters aboard dozens of vehicles raided a base near a key city in northeast Nigeria, in their latest assault on the security forces, police and local militia said Friday.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau reappears after health questions

Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau has re-emerged in a new video after a long absence that fuelled speculation about his health and ability to lead the Islamist militants.

Hundreds of Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram overruns base

Hundreds of Nigerian troops are missing after Boko Haram jihadists overran a military base in the remote northeast, security sources said on Sunday, in the second major assault on the armed forces in two days.

Report: Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau critically ill

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the terror group Boko Haram, is said to be weakened by ill health, prompting questions about his ability to lead the militants, the AFP reported on Friday.

Boko Haram kills nine soldiers in Borno

Boko Haram fighters killed nine soldiers and wounded two others in northeast Nigeria, according to military sources, just days after 43 civilians died in deadly suicide bombings.

Federal government orders tighter security on local flights over ISIS threat

The federal government has ordered an intensified screening of passengers and luggage on news that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is planning to attack commercial flights.

Video: ‘My son has brought problems to many people’ – Boko Haram leader’s mom

"I don’t know if he's alive or dead. I don't know. It's only God who knows. For 15 years I haven't seen him. Since Shekau met with Mohammed Yusuf, I didn't see him again. Yes, he's my son and every mother loves her son, but we have different characters," Falmata was quoted as saying.

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