A top military commander said that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, head of an extremist organization known as the Islamic State West Africa Province, had died.
Fighters and family members of a terrorist group in Nigeria have defected in droves since the death of their leader. They’ve been relocated to a city they once terrorized.
It’s a bad time for President Muhammadu Buhari to play the tyrant.
A notorious terrorist leader in Nigeria who kidnapped schoolgirls in Chibok has blown himself up, according to a new audio recording attributed to the head of a rival extremist group.
Abubakar Shekau, the longtime leader of Boko Haram, was reported to have blown himself up on Wednesday night. But he has been falsely reported dead several times before.
Mr. Déby, who was aiming for a fourth decade in power, died from what the government called wounds sustained at a battlefront with rebels.
“The Milkmaid” and other African productions are putting extremism under the microscope and drawing diaspora audiences in the process.
Northern Nigeria’s kidnap-for-ransom industry is growing, and it’s not just the well-off who are at risk. The new targets are poor villagers and ordinary schoolchildren.
With just two years left in President Buhari’s tenure, can a new approach defeat the militants and bandits who are killing, kidnapping and traumatizing Nigeria’s people?
Capitalizing on a rare victory, the Nigerian government publicly displayed the more than 300 boys who had been released, and insisted it had not paid ransom.
A Nigerian official said all of the abducted boys were released Thursday evening and would be reunited with their parents in the morning.
As Army Green Berets move to confront new threats in the Sahel, the Pentagon is reducing the number of helicopters available for casualty evacuation flights.
Frustrated by her stressful city life, Dionne Searcey moved her family to West Africa as the region’s bureau chief. “In Pursuit of Disobedient Women” is her chronicle of what she saw and learned.