A man rides a bicycle inside a refugee camp in Jimeta, Adamawa State, Nigeria, ahead of the country's general elections set for February 23 after a last-minute rescheduling. Malkohi is a camp for internally displaced people who fled their homes as Boko Haram insurgents advanced across north-eastern Nigeria. From their homes on the outskirts of Yola, capital of presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar's home state Adamawa, Malkohi residents say they feel forgotten.
In addition to ISIS and al-Qaeda, dozens of other Islamist groups are working to advance more locally focused campaigns, while still posing a threat to United States persons and interests overseas, said the National Strategy for Counter-terrorism, released... read more
Two blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Nigeria’s Borno state targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, in an attack bearing all the hallmarks of Boko Haram. read more
Three women wearing explosive belts tried to enter a mosque during Ramadan prayers and blew themselves up. All the victims were worshippers who had gathered after breaking their Ramadan fast. read more
Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in the Cashew Plantation area at the entrance to the city with suicide bombers, mortars and guns, leading to a prolonged battle, a senior military officer in Maiduguri said. read more
The 105 girls, covered head to toe in burkas, arrived aboard five buses in the town of Dapchi, in Yobe state, where they were greeted by their parents at the boarding school where they were snatched on February 19 read more
Fatima Dala’s mother and sisters stand by a wall covered in her writings at their home, in Jumbam village, Nigeria. Fatima was among the 110 students abducted by Boko Haram militants from the Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi, a dusty, remote town in the northeast Nigerian state of Yobe on February 19.