During a meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari claimed militant Islamist group Boko Haram are “currently not holding any territory” in the country. Is that so?
The world knows that hundreds of girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from a school in Chibok in northeast Nigeria on April 14. But how many were kidnapped and how many are still missing? This factsheet explains the numbers.
Roughly 8,300 people died in political conflict in sub-Saharan Africa in the first two months of 2015, largely as a result of Boko Haram activity. If the insurgency is not brought under control, this may be the deadliest year in a decade.
Boko Haram militants attacked the remote northern Nigerian towns of Baga and Doro Gowon earlier this month killing scores of people. What do know so far? How many died? And how accurate are social media images purporting to show the Baga massacre?