Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group, has been more deadly than Islamic State. And every time Nigeria’s army seems to have made substantial progress toward wiping it out, the group has quietly rebuilt.
The United States has no combat troops in Africa, but has been increasing support to allies in the region battling Boko Haram.
Boko Haram waged fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria, killing nearly 170 people this week in violence Nigeria's president called "inhuman and barbaric."
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The international community is condemning Boko Haram's brutal wave of destruction.
Get the latest on the horrific attack in Kano.
At 8 AM on Monday, as students in Nigeria gathered for a school assembly, a suicide bomb attack targeted dozens of schoolboys.
The Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram is suspected of being involved in the gun battle and explosion at Nigeria College earlier today.