July 20, 2024 23:52 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Mumbai building collapses amid heavy rain; 1 dead | NTA publishes NEET-UG 2024 result on website as per Supreme Court order | Bangladesh protests: 63 students from Meghalaya return home, says CM Conrad Sangma | Ammonia gas leaks at Tamil Nadu fish plant, 29 workers faint | ED arrests Haryana Congress MLA Surender Panwar in illegal mining case

ISIL continues to pose a ‘serious challenge’ worldwide – UN counter-terror chief

New York, Aug 24 (IBNS): Despite serious military setbacks, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) may still have around 20,000 fighters and is continuing its dangerous transformation into a covert global network, while focusing on the activities of its regional offshoots, the United Nations Security Council was told.

Secretary-General repeats call for support to Lake Chad countries after latest Boko Haram attack

New York, Aug 22 (IBNS): The recent killing of villagers in Nigeria’s Borno State has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

Nigeria: Suspected Islamist militants attack Borno, many feared dead

Abuja, Aug 20 (IBNS): An attack by suspected Islamist militants in Nigeria's Borno state has killed many, reports said on Monday.

Nigeria: Wanted Boko Haram commander nabbed

Abuja, Aug 5 (IBNS): The Nigerian Army on Sunday said a wanted Boko Haram commander has been nabbed by them, media reports said.

UN chief condemns suspected Boko Haram attacks targeting Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Nigeria

New York, June 20 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Saturday’s attacks in northeastern Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents targeting Eid al-Fitr celebrations.

More than 1,000 children in north-east Nigeria abducted by Boko Haram since 2013 – UNICEF

At least 1,000 children have been abducted by the Boko Haram insurgent group in northeastern Nigeria since 2013 amid repeated attacks on schools, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, calling for an end to such violence and the release of those who have yet to be returned.

Lake Chad Basin: Areas reclaimed from Boko Haram must be stabilized, Security Council told

New York, Mar 23 (JEN): It is critical to shore up areas of Africa’s Lake Chad Basin freed from the grip of Boko Haram, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General told the Security Council on Thursday, as she also called for efforts to rebuild the lives of women and girls that have suffered at the hands of the terrorist group.

Nigeria: 110 kidnapped schoolgirls released

Lagos, Mar 21 (IBNS): As many as 110 Nigerian school girls, who were allegedly kidnapped by terrorists from Dapchi town, have been freed, media reports said on Wednesday.

Nigeria: Group of kidnapped schoolgirls released

Lagos, March 21 (IBNS): Several Nigerian girls, who were allegedly kidnapped by terrorists from Dapchi town, have been freed, media reports said.

Nigeria: UN chief condemns killing of aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents

New York, Mar 3 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing of three aid workers Thursday night in Rann town in Borno state, Nigeria, following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

In Cameroon, UN deputy aid chief urges assistance as insecurity deepens in Lake Chad basin

New York, Feb 27 (JEN): Amid growing insecurity in Lake Chad, a senior United Nations relief official on Monday said the international community and the Government of Cameroon must step up support for humanitarian action in the country, which is most affected by regionwide violence sparked by Boko Haram.

Nigeria: Government widens search for missing school girls

Abuja, Feb 26 (IBNS): The Nigerian government has widened its search for the missing 110 girls who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants last week.

Boko Haram attacks, human trafficking threaten progress in West Africa and Sahel – UN envoy

New York, Jan 12 (JEN): The security situation in West Africa and the Sahel remains of grave concern, the United Nations envoy for the region said Thursday, warning that while there had been progress on the political front over the past year, there had also been a worrying upsurge in Boko Haram attacks.

Nigeria: UN report details ‘grave violations’ against children by Boko Haram

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News): Children in north-east Nigeria continue to be brutalized as a result of Boko Haram’s insurgency in the region and the ensuing conflict, a first-of-its-kind United Nations report has concluded.

Nigeria: Military accidentally drops bomb on refugees, kills at least 52

Abuja, Jan 18 (IBNS): An error by the Nigerian military turned fatal as they accidentally dropped a bomb on a refugee camp in Rann, killing at least 52 people and injuring hundreds, reports said.