Abubakar Shekau has said the group carried out the mass killings in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga.
About 30 hostages abducted by suspected members of the Nigerian Islamist group in a deadly cross border raid over the weekend were reportedly freed on Monday after a gun fight with military forces.
Before and after photographs show that nearly 4,000 structures were destroyed in two Nigerian towns during last week’s militant attacks.
The Islamist militant group has expressed support for last week’s terrorist assault on the French satirical newspaper, according to a video posted online. The video could not immediately be verified.
Counter to estimates of nearly 2,000 dead, Nigeria is now claiming only 150 or so people were killed in last week’s assault.
Reports from on the ground indicate as many as 2,000 people may have been killed in the assault.
The Islamist terror group also reportedly killed several people in the town of Baga, residents told media outlets.
In two days, two suicide bombers have blown themselves up in the Nigerian city of Gombe.
The attack happened on Sunday in northern Nigeria, according to CNN.
New data from the BBC World Service and academics at King’s College London shows that there were more than 600 attacks in 14 countries in the month of November alone.
The blasts hit a crowded market in the city of Maiduguri.
This according to a new report, released Tuesday, based on the most comprehensive database of terrorist attacks.
The Nigerian terrorist group arrived in Chibok on Thursday, officials said.
At least 48 people — most of them students — are believed to have died after an explosion tore through a school assembly in the northern Nigerian town of Potiskum.
A new Human Rights Watch report featuring interviews with women captured by Boko Haram details the alleged atrocities committed by the Nigerian terrorist group.
Villagers, journalists and a bishop in northern Nigeria’s Adamawa state say dozens more women and girls have been abducted by militants. The incident is similar to the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in April.
Nigerian officials reportedly reached a cease-fire with the insurgent group. The agreement would reportedly allow for the release of 219 girls that the group abducted earlier this year — but some experts cautioned that the government’s claims could be politically motivated.
Humanitarian organizations and the parents of the kidnapped girls are calling on the Nigerian government to do more. President Obama has ordered the U.S. to do “everything it can to help the Nigerian government find and free the abducted girls.”
The kidnapping comes months after the group kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls, most of whom remain missing.
Terrorist group Boko Haram is suspected.
It was a real #MalalaDay.
Sources said about 63 women abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria last month escaped while their captors were away fighting Friday.
It is the third fatal attack in the country’s capital in two months. This is a developing story.
Worldwide interest in Boko Haram has dimmed — but the group’s violence has not.
As was the case with the kidnapped schoolgirls, the military was warned of the attack — but failed to act.
“What is happening to the girls is an open secret: sexual abuse.”
A Nigerian military official yesterday repeated week-old claims about where 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are being held. Here are other misleading statements from the government since the kidnapping.
“I hope the kidnapped Chibok girls will take courage from my story and know more of what God says and know what it means to stand strong in the face of bad people.”
The 80 members of the military will assist in the hunt for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram, President Obama said. The force will stay in Chad until its support is no longer necessary, he said.