Nwachukwu says the military arrested 167 Boko Haram fighters, 67 women and 173 children who were family members of the insurgents.
16 Dec 2017 4:27 PM
The Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram often targets the city with suicide bombers and increasingly has been using female ones.
24 Jul 2017 3:01 PM
Spokesman Danbatta Bello says another bomber got stuck in barbed wire and blew up not far from the mosque.
17 Jul 2017 6:44 PM
Islamic extremist group's insurgency has killed more than 20,000 people, abducted thousands and spilled over into neighboring countries.
12 Jul 2017 5:22 PM
Earlier tolls given by local people said 12 or 13 people had been killed but an official said 3 injured died in the hospital.
19 Jun 2017 4:58 PM
A Nigerian military official, part of the rescue operation, said the 83 girls were found near the town of Banki in Borno near Cameroon.
07 May 2017 8:12 AM
Police spokesman Victor Isuku on Wednesday confirmed that the dog had intervened to save the wedding party.
05 Apr 2017 6:57 PM
A multinational force has been fighting Boko Haram extremists in the Lake Chad region amid one of Africa's largest humanitarian crises.
21 Mar 2017 4:26 PM
A self-defence civilian fighter who escorted the detainees says they said many more want to surrender.
02 Mar 2016 4:28 PM
The attack is believed to be a reprisal for a military strike on Boko Haram strongholds in the area last week.
11 Feb 2016 1:01 PM
The poster includes elderly men and boys who appear to be minors
31 Oct 2015 5:05 PM