Authorities: Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village, killing 20

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists stormed a village just as people were preparing to break their Ramadan fast after sundown, killing at least 20 people in the first attack of its kind in no...

50 Nigerian soldiers killed in deadly Boko Haram ambush

MAIDGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed at least 50 Nigerian soldiers in an ambush near Goneri village in northern Yobe state, according to military officials. The att...

Multi-nation African force kills top militant near Lake Chad

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A multinational African military force says it has killed a commander of the extremist group, Islamic State West African Province, in an airstrike. Amir Kh...

8 Nigerian soldiers killed by extremists in northeast

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — At least eight Nigerian soldiers were killed in Monguno, a town in the country's northeast, after extremists staged a deadly attack, according to a witness. ...

Thousands of Nigerian hunters prepare to chase Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of Nigerian hunters, armed with charmed amulets and intimate knowledge of harsh terrain, are preparing an offensive against the Boko Haram extremists who have ravag...

After 10 years of Boko Haram violence, Nigerians crave peace

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suicide bombings, mass kidnappings, tens of thousands of people killed. A ghastly insurgency by the homegrown Islamic extremist group Boko Haram marks 10 years this week in n...

After 10 years of Boko Haram violence, Nigerians crave peace

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suicide bombings, mass kidnappings, tens of thousands of people killed. A ghastly insurgency by the homegrown Islamic extremist group Boko Haram marks 10 years this week in n...

US and Nigeria see painful parallels in school safety debate

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Facing different but equally harrowing crises, parents and educators in the United States and northeast Nigeria are debating similarly drastic measures to improve school safety a...

50 girls missing from Nigerian town after Boko Haram attack

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — About 50 young women remained missing Wednesday after Boko Haram extremists attacked a village in northern Nigeria that is home to a boarding school for girls, provoking fear...

Nigeria troops arrest 400-plus Boko Haram fighters, families

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Military authorities say Nigerian soldiers have arrested more than 400 people associated with the Boko Haram extremist group hiding on the islands of Lake Chad, including fig...

4 suicide bombers kill 14, wound 29 in northern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Four suicide bombers detonated in Nigeria's Borno state capital and killed 14 people while wounding another 29, police said Wednesday, in one of the largest such attacks in t...

Hospitals: Death toll in Nigeria militant attack rises to 48

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian hospital officials say the death toll from an ambush in northeastern Nigeria has risen to 48 people. The officials say the bodies of 18 soldiers an...

Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai was greeted with cheers by dozens of young women in northeastern Nigeria, where she spoke out for the many girls abducted under Boko Har...

Nigerian gunmen attack convoy on northeast highway, 7 killed

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen believed to be Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a convoy of motorists along a recently secured highway, killing at least seven people and injuring many...

At least 4 killed in trio of suicide attacks in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Police and witnesses say at least four people have been killed in three attacks by suicide bombers in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri. Borno state ...