The attack bears all the hallmarks of Boko Haram, who have regularly hit ‘soft’ civilian targets such as mosques, markets and bus stations, including with female suicide bombers
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Mar. 16, 2016) — At least 22 people were killed on Wednesday, March 16, when two women disguised as men blew themselves up during morning prayers at a mosque in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, rescue officials said.
Some security consultants predict Boko Haram in Nigeria could this year be reduced to a largely criminal, regional threat
LAGOS, Nigeria (Mar. 7, 2016) — When Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last year, there were fears the deadly insurgency in northeast Nigeria would take on an international dimension.
The assault which killed at least 50 people in the mostly Muslim region took place after evening prayers
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Feb. 1, 2016) — Around 50 people were feared killed when Boko Haram fighters armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, the army and local residents said Sunday, January 31.
A huge blast erupted at around midday in the crowded market in Gombi in Adamawa state, one of the worst-hit in the seven-year Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast
KANO, Nigeria (Jan. 30, 2016) — A child suicide bomber blew himself up in a market in northeast Nigeria Friday, January 29, killing at least 10 people, witnesses said, the latest bloodshed to hit the region, which is plagued by Islamist violence.
ISIS has announced it allegiance to extremist groups in 8 countries and claims it has directed or inspired attacks in at least 17 countries, killing around 1,000 people
PARIS, France (Jan. 17, 2016) — The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group may be losing ground in its strongholds of Iraq and Syria but as the attack in Indonesia this month showed, the jihadists are rallying other groups under their banner, analysts say.