Nigeria: Thousands Flee to Niger Republic

Thousands of people have fled the border towns of Borno and Yobe states into Niger Republic to avoid being caught up in military operation aimed at rooting out insurgents from these areas.

Nigeria/Niger Republic border

  • Nigeria:  Parts of Maiduguri Under 24-Hour Curfew

    Premium Times, 18 May 2013

    As Nigerian troops intensify their search for criminals and members of the Boko Haram in Maiduguri, the Joint Task Force on Saturday imposed a 24 hours curfew in places identified ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  International Borders Closed

    Daily Trust, 18 May 2013

    Nigeria's borders with Cameroon Republic, Niger and Chad have been closed as part of the implementation of the emergency rule imposed by President Goodluck Jonathan, authorities ... read more »


  • Nigeria:  State of Emergency - Military Gains Ground As Boko Haram Desert Camps

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    The troops deployed to enforce the state of emergency declared by President Goodluck Jonathan in some northern states have gained significant ground in their latest offensive ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Soldiers Comb Boko Haram Hideouts, Kill 35

    Vanguard, 18 May 2013

    Troops yesterday used jets and attack helicopters to bombard Boko Haram Islamic camps in Sambisa Game Reserve, in Borno State, which is one of their strongholds killing a number of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  TUC Wants Fair Trial for Boko Haram Members

    Daily Trust, 20 May 2013

    Any member of the Boko Haram sect that is apprehended during the enforcement of the emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States should be given fair trial in the court of law, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Army - Boko Haram Using Fake Military Uniforms

    This Day, 17 May 2013

    The Nigerian Army has discovered a dangerous change of tactics by the members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect who are using fake military uniforms to confuse security agents and ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  State of Emergency - Air Raids Kill 30 Boko Haram Militants

    This Day, 17 May 2013

    At least 30 militants have been killed during air raids on their training camps in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say. An army spokesman said jets and helicopter gunships had ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Members of Boko Haram May Face War Crimes Charges - UN

    Vanguard, 17 May 2013

    Members of Boko Haram and other extremist groups in Nigeria, could face war crimes charges for deliberate acts leading to ethnic and religious cleansing, the UN has said. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Has Anti-Aircraft, Anti-Tank Guns, Nigerian Military Says After Destruction

    Premium Times, 17 May 2013

    The Nigerian military said on Friday that it destroyed weapons, including anti-aircraft and anti-tank guns, owned by insurgents in Borno State. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Army - Raid On Boko Haram Camps Kills Over 20

    Daily Trust, 18 May 2013

    At least 20 insurgents were killed yesterday as troops carried out an aerial bombardment of suspected Boko Haram camps in the parts of Borno State, Weekly Trust heard yesterday. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Rev Jesse Jackson Backs Amnesty for Boko Haram

    Vanguard, 19 May 2013

    Renowned American Rights Activist, Rev. Jesse Jackson has thrown his weight behind the Federal Government decision to offer amnesty to Boko Haram sect. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Army Withdraws Troops From Mali to Emergency States

    Leadership, 20 May 2013

    The military has withdrawn some troops from Mali to participate in the ongoing operation against the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria. President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of ... read more »