In its latest attacks, the Nigerian-based terrorist group Boko Haram targeted Muslims celebrating Ramadan.
Continuing its offensive against Maiduguri, Boko Haram is suspected of launching two bomb attacks in the Borno state capital on Monday. Over 30 people were killed as two female suicide bombers targeted a popular market.
As coalition forces have pushed Boko Haram from its former strongholds, the terrorist group has retained the ability to strike back. Its relatively new official ties to the Islamic State may enhance the group’s longevity, creating a more difficult security environment for Nigeria and its partners.
As forces from Nigeria, Chad, and Niger continue to push Boko Haram from its strongholds in northeastern Nigeria, the group has continued to inflict damage upon civilians. Earlier this month, Boko Haram kidnapped over 400 young women and children from the Nigerian town of Damasak near the border with Niger.
While Nigeria and its military partners are wresting control of northeast Nigeria from Boko Haram, it is becoming apparent that the fight against the jihadist group will continue regardless of the group’s ability to hold land.
Boko Haram is suspected of launching repeated suicide attacks in Nigeria’s northeast while Nigerian forces continue their attempts to dislodge the group.
Boko Haram launched a series of attacks as it continued its campaign to take control of northeastern Nigeria. A number of villages came under fire within hours of an official visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry to Lagos.
Boko Haram has continued its murderous rampage against civilians and security personnel. While concentrated in northeastern Nigeria, the group’s recent attacks have also targeted Cameroon and its security apparatus.
The terrorist group is suspected of attacking yet another village in northeastern Nigeria and kidnapping more than 100 civilians, including women and children.
While the Nigerian military appears to be finally gaining ground against Boko Haram, it is unclear if it can sustain these battlefield successes.
In a suspected Boko Haram attack, two female bombers blew themselves up in a crowded Maiduguri market yesterday, killing scores of civilians.
Over the past few days. Boko Haram has continued its frenetic pace, launching several attacks in Borno state.
In the wake of a new video release by Boko Haram, the jihadist group is suspected of launching a deadly suicide bombing at a school in northeastern Nigeria.
Boko Haram is suspected of bombing a crowded bus station in Gombe in northeastern Nigeria.
Pictures released by the Islamic State show fierce fighting with the Iraqi Army in a key town just south of Fallujah in Anbar Province.
Boko Haram and the government of Nigeria announced an agreement that includes the possible return of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.
The Islamic State has released photos showing the downing of one of the two helicopters shot down in Iraq this week.
Omar al Shishani’s Al Aqsa Brigade is often spearheading the Islamic State’s advance in key areas of Syria.
Boko Haram is seeking to hold territory in northeastern Nigeria. In a recent video, Boko Haram’s leader declared that his jihadists rule over the town of Gwoza as a “state among the Islamic states.” This was widely interpreted to mean an Islamic caliphate, but that does not appear to be the case.
In its ongoing offensive, Boko Haram has taken control of parts of northern Nigeria, establishing what its leader Abubakar Shekau calls a “caliphate” in the group’s latest video release.
Ansar Dine leader Iyad Ag Ghaly has appeared in a video calling on Muslims to fight back against France and its allies.
The Nigerian-based terrorist group Boko Haram is continuing its offensive in Nigeria’s north while extending its tentacles into Cameroon, killing civilians on both sides of the border.
As Boko Haram continues its offensive across northeastern Nigeria, the Nigerian government and other players are taking steps to combat the group.
Launching more attacks, Boko Haram hoisted its flag in a northeastern Nigerian town where it recently killed over 100 civilians.
In a new video claiming responsibility for recent attacks, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau mocked the campaign to bring the kidnapped girls back, while threatening local leaders and calling for the release of Boko Haram members currently held in Nigerian prisons. A Nigerian military airstrike attempted to counter the latest Boko Haram attack in Borno state.
Over the weekend, Boko Haram launched several attacks on Christian communities in Borno state.
Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram is suspected of bombing a shopping center in Abuja, Nigeria.
Although Shabaab claimed responsibility for two recent attacks in Kenyan coastal towns, the government blamed the attacks on “local political networks.”
Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped 20 women from a market in northeastern Nigeria as the group continues its terror campaign.
The jihadist group has killed more than 200 civilians in several villages in northeastern Nigeria over the past few days. Reports have emerged of collusion between Boko Haram and elements within the military.