Boko Haram http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26149/all en Islamists kill four more police in Nigeria's Kano http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/islamists-kill-four-more-police-nigerias-kano <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Second attack targeting police in under 24 hours</p> <p>* Boko Haram the country's top security threat</p> <p>* Nigerians fear Mali involvement could worsen insurgency</p> <p>KANO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Islamist gunmen shot dead four policemen on patrol in northern Nigeria's main city of Kano on Tuesday, the second attack in under 24 hours, ending a brief lull in violence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/islamists-kill-four-more-police-nigerias-kano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Islamic terrorism States of Nigeria War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:00:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734715 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigerian forces kill two Islamists in Kano battle, arrest five http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/nigerian-forces-kill-two-islamists-kano-battle-arrest-five <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Third attack targeting police in two days</p> <p>* Nigerians fear Mali involvement could worsen insurgency</p> <p>KANO, Nigeria, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Nigerian forces killed two Islamist gunmen in a shootout and arrested five others after their checkpoint in the north's main city of Kano was attacked on Thursday, they said.</p> <p>Kano has seen a spate of shootings this week attributed to the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, based loosely on the Afghan Taliban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/nigerian-forces-kill-two-islamists-kano-battle-arrest-five" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Kano States of Nigeria War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735894 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria detains suspects from military church bombing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/nigeria-detains-suspects-military-church-bombing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bombing of military church killed 15 people</p> <p>* Boko Haram top threat to Africa's leading oil producer</p> <p>ABUJA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - - Nigerian authorities said on Friday they had arrested two people suspected to be the masterminds of a double suicide bombing against a military church in the northern city of Kaduna late last year that killed 15 people.</p> <p>Two suicide car bombers struck the church at a military barracks on Nov. 25, an attack blamed on radical Islamist sect Boko Haram.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/nigeria-detains-suspects-military-church-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Nigeria States of Nigeria War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736239 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen fire on Nigerian Islamic leader's convoy in Kano http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/gunmen-fire-nigerian-islamic-leaders-convoy-kano <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Emir of Kano is one of Nigeria's top two Islamic clerics</p> <p>* Security source says four killed in attack</p> <p>* Boko Haram often attack establishment figures</p> <p>KANO, Nigeria, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on the convoy of one of Nigeria's most senior Islamic leaders in the northern city of Kano on Saturday, killing four people, although the Emir of Kano himself escaped unhurt, authorities said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/gunmen-fire-nigerian-islamic-leaders-convoy-kano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Boko Haram States of Nigeria War Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736608 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Gunmen shoot at Nigeria Islamic leader's convoy in Kano http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-gunmen-shoot-at-nigeria-islamic-leaders-convoy-kano <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Emir of Kano is one of Nigeria's top two Islamic clerics</p> <p>* Security source says four killed in attack</p> <p>* Boko Haram often attack establishment figures (Adds Kogi ambush)</p> <p>KANO, Nigeria, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on the convoy of one of Nigeria's most senior Islamic leaders in the northern city of Kano on Saturday, killing four people, although the Emir of Kano himself escaped unhurt, authorities said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-gunmen-shoot-at-nigeria-islamic-leaders-convoy-kano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram States of Nigeria War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:30:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736666 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Suspected Islamists kill 23 in two Nigeria attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-suspected-islamist-gunmen-kill-18-northeast-nigeria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sect targeted sellers of 'forbidden' meat -official</p> <p>* Boko Haram poses security threat to oil producer</p> <p>* President says Mali mission will help secure Nigeria (Adds Kano attack kills five)</p> <p>By Ibrahim Mshelizza</p> <p>MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Gunmen killed 23 people in northern Nigeria in attacks that appeared to target gamblers and people selling 'forbidden' meat that Islamist militants disapprove of, officials and locals said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-suspected-islamist-gunmen-kill-18-northeast-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Maiduguri States of Nigeria War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737862 at http://www.globalpost.com Boko Haram commander declares Nigeria ceasefire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/boko-haram-commander-declares-nigeria-ceasefire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Boko Haram may be split over whether to make peace</p> <p>* Violence by suspected Islamists has continued unabated</p> <p>By Ibrahim Mshelizza</p> <p>MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A purported commander of Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday, raising fresh questions about possible rifts within the secretive militant movement as it was not clear if he was speaking for the group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/boko-haram-commander-declares-nigeria-ceasefire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram States of Nigeria War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:15:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740640 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Nigeria cautiously welcomes Boko Haram ceasefire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-nigeria-cautiously-welcomes-boko-haram-ceasefire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Boko Haram commander called for ceasefire</p> <p>* Nigeria security forces will remain deployed (Adds presidency comments)</p> <p>MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Nigerian authorities on Tuesday welcomed a ceasefire declaration by a commander of Islamist sect Boko Haram, but security forces said they would not lower their guard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-nigeria-cautiously-welcomes-boko-haram-ceasefire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram States of Nigeria Technology Yobe State Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:15:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741063 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen kill five north Nigeria police, ceasefire in doubt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/gunmen-kill-five-north-nigeria-police-ceasefire-doubt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Kaduna, Kano states attacked in organised raids</p> <p>* Boko Haram commander declared ceasefire on Monday</p> <p>KADUNA/KANO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Gunmen killed at least five police in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Thursday, casting doubt on the ceasefire declared days earlier by a purported Islamist commander and highlighting how difficult it will be to end insecurity in the region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/gunmen-kill-five-north-nigeria-police-ceasefire-doubt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Disaster Military of Nigeria Politics Social Issues States of Nigeria Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:00:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742169 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Nigeria military claims it kills 17 Islamists in raid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/urgent-nigeria-military-claims-it-kills-17-islamists-raid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nigeria's military on Friday said it killed 17 insurgents in raids on two "terrorist camps" in the embattled northeastern state of Borno, the base of Islamist group Boko Haram.</p> <p>The military "conducted two special operations supported by Nigerian Airforce helicopter gunship to dislodge Boko Haram terrorist camps," a statement said, adding "there was a fierce exchange of gunfire that resulted in the death of 17" insurgents and one soldier.</p> <p>str-bs/lc</p> Boko Haram International relations Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:16:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742976 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria military claims it kills 17 Islamists in raid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nigeria-military-claims-it-kills-17-islamists-raid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nigeria's military on Friday said it killed 17 insurgents in raids on two "terrorist camps" in the embattled northeastern state of Borno, the base of Islamist group Boko Haram.</p> <p>The military "conducted two special operations supported by Nigerian Airforce helicopter gunship to dislodge Boko Haram terrorist camps," a statement from spokesman Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said.</p> <p>The statement is the first recent confirmation of a Boko Haram training camp or base, although the military has frequently commented on insurgent safe houses in urban settings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nigeria-military-claims-it-kills-17-islamists-raid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Social Issues States of Nigeria Technology Yobe State AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:00:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743102 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria says killed 17 Islamists insurgents in helicopter strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/nigeria-says-killed-17-islamists-insurgents-helicopter-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Nigerian security forces used helicopter gunships to destroy a camp belonging to the Islamist sect Boko Haram in forest in the northeast on Friday, killing 17 of them in a battle, they said.</p> <p>A statement from joint military and police forces in northeast Borno state also said one of their number was killed in the exchange of fire, which cast fresh doubt on a ceasefire declared by one Boko Haram commander this week. (Reporting by Ibrahim Mshelizza; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Jon Boyle)</p> Boko Haram Borno State States of Nigeria Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:00:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743192 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Nigeria says helicopter strike kills 17 Islamist fighters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-nigeria-says-helicopter-strike-kills-17-islamist-insur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Helicopter gunship battle kills 17 militants, one soldier</p> <p>* Security forces destroy Islamist training camps</p> <p>* Persistent violence casts further doubts on ceasefire</p> <p>* Camp attacks follow Boko Haram raids on police stations (Adds details)</p> <p>By Ibrahim Mshelizza</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-nigeria-says-helicopter-strike-kills-17-islamist-insur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Entertainment Islamic terrorism Politics Social Issues States of Nigeria War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:31:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743236 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria military claims it kills 17 Islamists in raid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nigeria-military-claims-it-kills-17-islamists-raid-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nigeria's military on Friday said it killed 17 insurgents in raids on two "terrorist camps" in the embattled northeastern state of Borno, the base of Islamist group Boko Haram.</p> <p>The military "conducted two special operations supported by Nigerian Airforce helicopter gunship to dislodge Boko Haram terrorist camps," a statement from spokesman Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said.</p> <p>The statement is the first recent confirmation of a Boko Haram training camp or base, although the military has frequently commented on insurgent safe houses in urban settings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nigeria-military-claims-it-kills-17-islamists-raid-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram International relations Political geography Social Issues AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:30:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743793 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria Islamists kill 6 park rangers in revenge attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/nigeria-islamists-kill-6-park-rangers-revenge-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MAIDUGURI, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/nigeria">Nigeria</a>, - Boko Haram insurgents killed at least six park rangers on Tuesday in a reprisal attack after troops backed by helicopter gunships destroyed their base in a Nigerian game reserve.</p> <p>Security forces last week killed 17 militants and destroyed two Boko Haram training camps in the northeast, one in a forest and one in the Sambisa Reserve.</p> <p>The officer in charge of the Sambisa Reserve, Hassan Malgwi, said gunmen believed to be Boko Haram attacked the staff camp after midnight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/nigeria-islamists-kill-6-park-rangers-revenge-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram States of Nigeria War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746832 at http://www.globalpost.com