At six soldiers wounded and two female civilians were injured after Boko Haram assailants intercepted a bus transporting passengers and attacked "peaceful villagers," before ambushing soldiers along the road between Diffa and Maine Soroa.
"We estimate that more than 90% of conflict-attributable deaths through 2020, about 324,000, are of children younger than five," says UN Development Programme.
Abubakar Shekau, who gained notoriety after kidnapping nearly 300 schoolgirls in 2014, killed himself last month rather than surrender after Daesh-allied rivals attacked his base camp in northeast Borno state, security sources say.
Despite Abubakar Shekau’s reported death, Nigeria has a long way to become insurgency-free because a bigger threat has emerged in the form of ISWAP.
Boko Haram's leader was reported to have been killed on several occasions over the last 12 years, including in announcements by the military, only to later appear in a video post.
Nigeria shares a few similarities with India and its crisis is having a ripple effect on the most populous African state.
Violence is increasing against a backdrop of poor governance and deteriorating socio-economic conditions in northern Nigeria, further exacerbating instability across the region.
The deadly brutality unleashed over the weekend across Nigeria is prompting serious questions over the country’s internal security.
The Chadian strongman's demise is set to have major implications for global security and the struggle against extremist groups in Africa.
The oil-rich African nation has become a key regional ally of the West in the fight against militants.
At least 50 people are believed to have been killed in two separate raids in Niger's Tillaberi region. Attacks are not immediately confirmed by Niger authorities.
Nigerian army rescued 180 people in the early hours of Friday, but around 30 male and female students remain unaccounted for after gunmen attacked a forestry college in northwestern Kaduna state overnight.
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