Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday.
Niger’s army said on Saturday it killed “ten terrorists” after one of its military positions in the southwest of the country was attacked by fighters from the Boko Haram jihadist group.
Nigeria’s remote northeast is in a “post-conflict stabilisation phase”, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday, despite persistent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.
Three suicide bombers killed at least six people in separate attacks in the southeastern Niger city of Diffa near the border with Nigeria, shattering several months of calm in the troubled region.
Six people were killed, including four government officials and a soldier, in an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on a Chadian army checkpoint on an island in Lake Chad, a military source told AFP on Sunday.
At least four people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria late on Thursday, the second such clash in Maiduguri city in a month.
Heavily armed Boko Haram fighters on Thursday attempted to storm the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, civilian militia said, in a rare urban incursion by the jihadists.
Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 21 people in separate attacks in a remote northeastern region of Nigeria, security officials and a witness told AFP on Monday.
Nigerian forces battling Boko Haram jihadists need a change of mindset to overcome an evolving guerrilla threat, US military officials said this week on the sidelines of an African security summit.
Islamist fighters from Nigeria’s Boko Haram group have abducted more than 1 000 children in the northeast since 2013, the United Nations children’s agency Unicef said on Friday.