Nigeria - Boko Haram

Radical Islamist sect agitating against Nigerian state. See summary

Recent articles:

allafrica.com Nigeria: Boko Haram - Shekau Still in Sambisa, Wears Masks - FG 03/29
allafrica.com After Claims of Shekau's Death, Govt Plots Boko Haram Leader's Capture 03/29
allafrica.com Boko Haram - We Will Soon Capture Shekau - Minister 03/29
allafrica.com We Will Soon Capture Abubakar Shekau, Minister Says 03/29
af.reuters.com Nigeria "ransacking" recaptured Boko Haram territory for elusive leader - defence minister 03/29
allafrica.com Nigeria: Army Ramps up Military Presence in Sambisa Forest 03/29
impunitywatch.com Cameroon Forcing Refugees to Return to Nigeria 03/29
allafrica.com Nigerian Govt Establishes Second Female Prison 03/29
dailytrust.com.ng 'Boko Haram leader, Shekau on the run' (VIDEO) 03/29
usatoday.com Nigerian schoolgirls, who escaped Boko Haram, pursue forbidden education 03/29
un.org Children in countries facing famine threatened by lack of water, sanitation – UN agency 03/29
allafrica.com Nigeria: Boko Haram Will Never Seize Any Part of Nigeria Again,Buhari Vows 03/28
allafrica.com Nigeria: Presidency Commends Nigerian Army for Defeating Boko Haram 03/28
allafrica.com Nigeria: Never Again Will Terrorists Seize Any Part of Nigeria - Buhari 03/28
allafrica.com Nigeria: Presidency Commends Army's Gallantry in Degrading Boko Haram 03/28
allafrica.com Nigeria: Nigeria Has 2.4 Million IDPs - Govt 03/28
allafrica.com Boko Haram Attacks Borno Communities, Kidnaps 10 - Official 03/28
vanguardngr.com 1,500 schools destroyed by terrorists in North-East—WARDC 03/28
allafrica.com 17-Year-Old Boko Haram Suspect 'Killed 18' 03/28
allafrica.com I Was Forced to Kill 13 People, Says 17-Year-Old Boko Haram Suspect 03/28
punchng.com I killed 13 people, says 17-year-old Boko Haram suspect 03/28
allafrica.com Nigeria to Rely On Hit-and-Run Immunisation Tactics in North-East 03/28
dw.com Nigeria's army ramps up military presence in Sambisa Forest 03/28
allafrica.com Borno Govt Reconstructs 60% of Houses Destroyed in Bama - Commissioner 03/28
dnaindia.com Nigeria "ransacking" recaptured Boko Haram territory for elusive leader - defence minister 03/28
punchng.com I killed 18 civilians, confesses 17-year-old B’Haram suspect 03/28
vanguardngr.com Terrorists abduct 10 in Borno 03/28
allafrica.com 1,000 Borno IDPs in Ibadan Long for Home 03/27
foxnews.com Nigerian governor jailed for corruption on bail 03/27
vanguardngr.com Presidency commends Nigerian army for defeating Boko Haram 03/27
dailytrust.com.ng Buhari: America celebrates a global hero 03/27
globalsecurity.org Boko Haram kills three civilians in NE Nigeria for collaborating with military 03/27
vanguardngr.com Security challenges: Stakeholders seek govt intervention against illegal settlements in Lagos 03/27
vanguardngr.com Boko Haram will never seize any part of Nigeria again,Buhari vows 03/27
allafrica.com Cameroon: Journalist Testifies He Is Not a Boko Haram Accomplice 03/27
allafrica.com Tackling Herdsmen's Menace Before It Destroys Nigeria 03/27
dailytrust.com.ng Firing competition in Sambisa signifies end of Boko Haram – Buhari 03/27
onlinenigeria.com President Buhari's Trip To Sambisa Forest Cancel 03/27
allafrica.com Africa: Africa Can't Get Counter-Terrorism Wrong Again 03/27
dailytrust.com.ng 1,000 Borno IDPs in Ibadan long for home 03/26
modernghana.com Boko Haram raids stoke fear of fresh attacks 03/26
allafrica.com Amnesty International Under Fire As More Groups Demand Expulsion 03/25
sputniknews.com Next French Leader Should Boost Ties With Russia on Anti-Terror Fight - Lawmaker 03/25
allafrica.com Africa: Fresh Drive to Rid West Africa of Polio 03/25
vanguardngr.com Court Martial passes verdict demoting Capt. Aroye 03/25
vanguardngr.com Governor Shettima’s performance unbelievable —Indimi 03/25
voanews.com Cameroon Journalist Testifies He Is Not a Boko Haram Accomplice 03/25
punchng.com Buhari’ll not visit Sambisa on Monday – Buratai 03/25
vanguardngr.com Why we are holding Army Small Arms Championship in Sambisa Forest – Buratai 03/25
vanguardngr.com Buhari writes Theresa May, says British assistance has helped flushing out Boko Haram 03/24
allafrica.com Cameroon: Focus On Cameroon in Boko Haram's Latest Propaganda Video, Analysis 03/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Troops Destroy Boko Haram IED factory, Rescue 4 Women, 6 Children 03/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Sambisa Forest Secured for Small-Arm Championship - Army 03/24
allafrica.com How I Got SSS Approval for Film Depicting Boko Haram Atrocities - Producer 03/24
vanguardngr.com World must learn how Nigeria defeated Boko Haram to terminate ISIS – US 03/24
punchng.com Britain helped Nigeria flush Boko Haram out – Buhari 03/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Nigeria Spent $2.6 Billion On Boko Haram Humanitarian Crisis in 2016 03/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Boko Haram Commander Re-Arrested After Prison Escape Seven Years Ago 03/23
dailytrust.com.ng 'Nigeria spent $2.6bn on Boko Haram humanitarian crisis in 2016' 03/23
allafrica.com Boko Haram Commander Who Escaped From Prison in 2010 Rearrested - Official 03/23
allafrica.com Nigeria: Military Ignored Intelligence Before Deadly Boko Haram Attack - Police 03/22
voanews.com Nigerian Police: Blasts Kill 4, Injure 18 03/22
allafrica.com Nigeria: Govt Forcing Thousands of Refugees to Return to Boko Haram-Hit Nigeria - UN 03/22
reuters.com Blasts kill four, injure 18 in northeastern Nigeria, police say 03/22
dnaindia.com Multiple bomb blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria: officials 03/22
punchng.com BREAKING: Multiple bomb blasts rock IDP camp in Borno 03/22
dnaindia.com U.N. agency worried about forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon 03/22
vanguardngr.com Magumeri Boko Haram attack: Residents say military ignored all verifiable intelligence 03/22
huffingtonpost.com ‘He Was the Love Of My Life’: Why Women Marry Into Boko Haram 03/22
vanguardngr.com Many tents burnt as multiple bomb blasts rock Maiduguri’s migrant camp 03/22
foxnews.com 8 killed as suicide bombers target Nigerian city: Officials 03/22
foxnews.com 8 killed as suicide bombers target Nigerian city 03/22
allafrica.com Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon 03/22
globalsecurity.org Multiple bombings leave eight people dead in Nigeria 03/22
vanguardngr.com Police, DSS slam soldiers over B’Haram attack 03/22
allafrica.com Nigeria: You Can't Divide Nigeria, Boko Haram Told 03/21
vanguardngr.com Those around Buhari ‘re profiting from Boko Haram misery – Senator Sani 03/21
bbc.co.uk Boko Haram crisis: Cameroon 'forcing Nigeria refugees home' 03/21
vanguardngr.com Police arrest notorious, fake cripple in Kano 03/21
foxnews.com Boko Haram leader in new video vows to establish caliphate 03/21
allafrica.com Protesters Besiege Amnesty International's Office, Give It 24 Hours to Leave Nigeria 03/21
af.reuters.com Cameroon forcing thousands of refugees to return to Boko Haram-hit Nigeria - UN 03/21
dnaindia.com Nigeria's Buhari condemns spate of killings, orders investigation 03/21
af.reuters.com Cameroon forcing thousands of refugees to return to Boko Haram-hit Nigeria - UN 03/21
voanews.com UN Calls on Cameroon to Stop Forcibly Deporting Nigerian Refugees 03/21
allafrica.com Nigeria: Boko Haram Suspect Arrested 03/20
allafrica.com Nigeria: How to End Boko Haram Terrorism 03/20
allafrica.com The Hidden Opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin Crisis 03/20
dailytrust.com.ng Harbouring Boko Haram will undermine military success-group 03/20
dailytrust.com.ng Governor Geidam, the reviver of Yobe education 03/20
voanews.com Nigerian Suicide Bombers Kill 4 03/19
vanguardngr.com 4 die in bomb attack attempt 03/19
khaleejtimes.com Watch: In this country, 'Michael Jackson' directs traffic 03/19
voanews.com At Least 4 Dead, 8 Hurt in Nigerian Suicide Bombing 03/19
vanguardngr.com Group gives AI seven-days ultimatum to leave Nigeria for allegedly fueling Boko Haram survival 03/19
foxnews.com 3 suicide bombers kill 4 in northeastern Nigeria 03/19
allafrica.com Former Boko Haram Abductees Speak Out 03/19
vanguardngr.com Shekau in new video, threatens Cameroon, Nigeria, Mali, others over Sharia 03/19
bbc.co.uk Don't forget us, says Chibok schoolgirl as third year of captivity approaches 03/18
khaleejtimes.com Nigerian girl talks about her escape from Boko Haram in Dubai 03/18

Summary

Mohammed Yusuf formed Boko Haram in 2002, initially creating a school and mosque, which were used for recruitment. In 2009, violence erupted in the town of Maiduguri as the sect began attacks against the state. Mohammed Yusuf was killed, but the sect has grown stronger and carried out numerous attacks.