Tag: Nigéria

Boko Haram and Islamic State jihadists fight each other for supremacy in Africa

For years, Nigeria has been a battlefield for two branches of jihadist Islam - the Islamic State and Boko Haram.

A student was killed, many others abducted in a college attack in Nigeria

A student was killed and at least ten people were abducted on Thursday from the main campus of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zairia.

Woman testifies about brutality of Islamic extremism in Nigeria

"Religious leaders [...] say I am too educated and I am too outspoken, which I shouldn't be," she exlains.

Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram is dead, say rival militants

The leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has killed himself, rival Islamist militants said.

Jihadists killed at least 130 in Northern Burkina Faso

Suspected Islamic extremists killed more than 130 civilians during an overnight raid on Friday, June 4th, in northern Burkina Faso

More than hundred students kidnapped by jihadists in Nigeria

Gunmen abducted 136 students from an Islamic school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger on Sunday.

Boko Haram aims at creating a theocracy in Nigeria

The Christian minorities in Nigeria are put at high risk because of Islamic terrorist activity in the region.

Nigerian priest kidnapped in May has been released

The seventy-five-year-old priest was taken to a health facility to check his health conditions.

A Christian pastor was shot dead along with his three-year-old son in Nigeria

A Christian missionary and pastor was killed by suspected Fulani radicals on the 21st of May, along with his three-year-old son.

Children ‘butchered to death’ by Fulani herders in attacks on Christian villages

In one attack last Sunday, suspected armed jihadist herdsmen "butchered to death" 14 Christians, including children.