| Mar 12, 2015
| 9:07 PM
Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesman for the Islamic State movement said Thursday.
The development comes as both movements, which are among the most ruthless in the...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 2:26 PM
A teenage girl carried out a suicide bombing Tuesday at a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing at least 34 people, witnesses said.
The blast occurred late afternoon in the market near the Old Elkanemi Cinema, said...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:04 PM
Soldiers from Chad and Niger launched the largest international push to defeat Nigeria's Islamic extremists whose war has spilled over into neighboring countries, officials and witnesses said Monday. Chad's president has warned that the leader of Boko...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 1:41 PM
Boko Haram's bid to forge an alliance with the Islamic State group in sub-Saharan Africa will provide only a propaganda boost for now, but in the long term it could internationalize a conflict restricted to Nigeria for nearly six years, analysts say....
| Mar 7, 2015
| 6:50 PM
Nigeria's homegrown Boko Haram group, newly weakened by a multinational force that has dislodged it from a score of northeastern towns, reportedly pledged formal allegiance to the Islamic State group.
The pledge to IS came in an Arabic audio message...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 9:42 AM
Four suicide bomb attacks hit the city of Maiduguri Saturday, killing at least 54 people and wounding 143 in the heartland of Nigeria's northeastern Islamic uprising, police said.
The blasts occurred over four hours in locations from a busy fish...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 3:09 PM
Nigeria's homegrown Boko Haram Islamic extremists have pledged formal allegiance to the Islamic State group in a message allegedly from the Nigerian insurgent leader posted on Twitter and reported by the SITE Intelligence monitoring service.
| Feb 26, 2015
| 9:12 AM
Kidnappers who abducted Seattle missionary Phyllis Sortor this week have demanded a $150,000 ransom, according to Nigerian police, suggesting the kidnapping was probably carried out by a criminal gang rather than militants.
Police and security forces...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 2:04 PM
Government officials Monday insisted there would be no further delays in Nigeria's coming elections, one of the country's most closely fought campaigns since the end of military rule in 1999.
But the extremist group Boko Haram continued its attacks,...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 4:14 PM
Nigeria is postponing presidential and legislative elections until March 28 because security forces fighting Boko Haram extremists cannot ensure voters' safety around the country, the electoral commission announced Saturday in a decision likely to...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:35 PM
Masked gunmen abducted an American missionary in southern Nigeria, her church's website and Nigerian authorities said Tuesday.
"Early this morning we received a report that Rev. Phyllis Sortor, our missionary in Nigeria, was abducted from the Hope...