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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Boko Haram

This year
Women kidnapped in Nigeria as schoolgirls by Boko Haram return to their village
Hauwa Maltha and Esther Marcus were among 276 schoolgirls abducted from the village by Boko Haram in 2014.
All time
Gunmen kidnap 140 school students in northwest Nigeria
The abduction is the latest in a series of similar incidents across northwest and central Nigeria.
Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram freed
110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria were kidnapped just over a month ago.
'Some' girls kidnapped from school by Boko Haram freed by 'gallant officers'
“The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army.”
Chibok girl abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 rescued
News of the rescue comes after weeks of relentless attacks by Boko Haram in the northeast.
Boko Haram used 135 children in 'perverse death missions' this year
Children in Nigeria and the Chad Basin are being viewed with increasing paranoia at checkpoints as they are thought to be the carriers of explosives.
'The roof was blown off': At least 50 killed in suicide bombing at Nigerian mosque
“It was when the prayers were on that he set off his explosives,” a police spokesperson said.
'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'
People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.
Girls freed from Boko Haram will be cared for - Nigerian president
The president has promised to support their “education, health, security and general well-being”.
82 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released
They were exchanged for a number of Boko Haram fighters held by authorities in Nigeria.
A military jet has mistakenly bombed a homeless camp in Nigeria
At least 52 people have been killed and another 120 injured.
Girls 'aged seven or eight' used as bombs in Nigerian market
“She headed toward the poultry sellers, and then detonated her explosives belt.”
Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria
It’s now feared that studies which showed a drop in the number of Nigerian children at risk is actually caused by children disappearing.
Boko Haram leader 'fatally wounded' in army airstrike
The army said that three other key figures were also killed.
Boko Haram releases new video of abducted schoolgirls
The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in April 2014 provoked global outrage.
Questions raised about Nigerian woman after claim she was among 219 kidnapped girls
A campaign group said today the 19-year-old was not on the list.
The second of the 219 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls has been found
Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman “has confirmed the rescue of another Chibok girl this evening”, a statement said.
First of 219 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls found in the woods
The abductions in 2014 caused outrage in Nigeria and across the world.
Irish-born UN Ambassador's motorcade hits and kills boy
A jeep in her motorcade hit the boy. She offered the boy’s family ‘profound condolences and our grief and heartbreak’.
Two years on, video appears to show schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram
More than 200 girls were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok on 14 April 2014.
Women disguised as men kill 22 people in mosque suicide bombing
A further 18 people sustained injuries in the blast.
'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'
A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.
Two major bomb attacks leave more than 30 dead in two days
The number killed in the attack this evening is unclear at this time.
Woman gives birth on board migrant boat in the Mediterranean
The 25-year-old mother was making her way to Europe from Cameroon.
Six killed as 12-year-old girl used as a bomb
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bus park bombing but it bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram.
300 rescued from Boko Haram, but none are the Chibok schoolgirls
200 abducted girls and 93 women was rescued after the Nigeria army attacked one of the group’s camps.
Empire State Building to turn red and purple for #BringBackOurGirls campaign
One year on, the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria are still missing
Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations
Militant group Boko Haram followed through on a warning to disrupt the process.
ISIS have accepted that 'pledge of allegiance' from Boko Haram
Security analysts say the pledge may only have propaganda value in the short term – but could lead to closer links.
Six die after young girl used as "suicide" bomber
Women have even been banned from attending markets due to this sort of attack.
This map shows what Africa's deadliest terror group may be planning next
The group’s activities are shifting east and concentrating on border areas.
Boko Haram leader taunts African kings: "I challenge you to attack me now"
Hundreds are feared to have been killed in the group’s latest attacks.
Boko Haram kidnap 60 people, mostly women and children, in cross-border attack
The Islamist militants ‘burst into two villages and torched homes’.
These images show the devastation caused by Boko Haram
The group is believed to have killed as many as 2,000 people in the last weeks.
"It is corpses everywhere": Survivors of Boko Haram attacks describe the horror they've seen
The militant group is responsible for the deaths of around 2,000 people.
Explainer: What is Boko Haram and why can't Nigeria stop them?
The group killed over 2,000 people last week.
Boko Haram use 10-year-old girl suicide bomber in attack outside market
Witnesses said the girl may not have known what exactly was strapped to her body under her hijab.
'Thousands' feared killed in Boko Haram terror attack
An Amnesty International statement said there were reports the town of Baga was razed and that as many as 2,000 people were killed.
"I saw them kill my father, they slaughtered him like a ram"
Boko Haram killed as many as 2,000 in their latest attacks.
Boko Haram raze 16 towns, kill at least 100
The attack comes as President Goodluck Jonathan kicked off his campaign for re-election.