Chronology Of Boko Haram Attacks
Since scaling up their gruesome activities from attacking police stations and government installations principally within the Borno/Yobe axis to indiscriminate attack on anyone and anything in its way or not, Boko Haram may have surpassed even the ISIS in its terror campaign in the last 10 years. Some of the major attacks claimed or attributable to the group, as compiled KAMAL TAYO OROPO, include:
December 10, 2015
Boko Haram killed seven civilians in the Kamuya village, which is located along the border between Borno and Yobe State. The terrorists then burned Kamuya village to the ground.
December 9, 2015
A panel set up by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State to investigate claims of new abductions of women in Bam-Buratai confirmed that a family of six was missing. There were reports that the insurgents abducted several girls on November 28 after killing many in the village during the attack.
December 5, 2015
Security forces arrested nine alleged Boko Haram members plotting attacks on Abuja, over the festive season.
December 5, 2015
A triple suicide bombing at a market on an island in Lake Chad killed at least 15 people and injured 130. The carnage was blamed on Boko Haram. Females carried out the three explosions on Koulfoua.
December 2, 2015
A multinational force freed 900 hostages held by Boko Haram, killed more than 100 fighters and arrested 100 others. Troops also arrested 100 fighters, including a group leader, from Boko Haram’s strongholds in the Sambisa Forest.
November 30, 2015
Boko Haram destroyed a military base (157 Batallion), while I07 soldiers were believed to be missing in action.
November 28, 2015
Two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a town in north of Cameroun, killing at least five people and injuring 12 others.
November 27, 2015
Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a procession of hundreds of Shiite Muslims in Kano and threatened more attacks.
Shiite leaders said at least 22 people died, including 21 who died at the scene, on the annual Arbaeen pilgrimage. One of 30 wounded people died later, they said.
November 17, 2015
There were reports that the Nigerian Army may have lost about 150 of it men to an attack by Boko Haram in Gudunbali, Borno State.
The insurgent reportedly attacked at Gudunbali, Borno State, and as a result, the 157 Battalion of the Nigerian Army could not account for at least, 105 soldiers including their commanding officer. Boko Haram also captured a T-72 tank as well as several artillery weapons from the unit.
October 14, 2014
The White House informed the US Congress that is has begun to deploy 300 armed U.S. Forces personnel to Cameroun as part of an effort to bolster the central African country’s fight against Boko Haram.
September 29, 2015
In an offensive operation to clear Boko Haram terrorists’ enclaves around Kwatarha and Torikwaptir area of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, a notorious Boko Haram terrorist was shot dead by the Nigerian Army.
September 27, 2015
At least nine people have been killed and several others injured during an attack on Mailari village of Konduga Local Government Authority (LGA) in Borno State.
September 24, 2015
Boko Haram attacked Monguno and Baga, Borno State, killing many.
September 20, 2015
At least 54 people were killed in three explosions in Maiduguri. Boko Haram was blamed for the attack, which also injured 90 people. One bomb exploded at a mosque, while the other two detonated at an area where people gather to watch football.
September 11, 2015
At least seven people were killed and 20 others injured in a blast at a camp for people displaced by the Boko Haram conflict in northeast Nigeria, the country’s main relief agency.
September 2, 2015
Boko Haram gunmen on horseback killed dozens of people in Fatawe village near Gwoza, where around 100 Boko Haram militants rounding up residents, tying their hands behind their backs then slitting their throats.
August 30, 2015
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback shot dead nearly 80 people in attacks on three villages on the outskirts of Maiduguri and Damaturu.
August 24, 2015
A child bomber killed six people and wounded dozens outside a bus station in Damaturu, Yobe State capital.
The number of villagers massacred by Boko Haram members in Awonori reportedly rose to 160. Residents of Kukuwa-Gari in Yobe State described how more than 150 of their relatives and neighbours drowned in a river fleeing militants who opened fire on the village on Thursday last week, while another eight were shot dead.
Boko Haram members raided Awonori, a village near the border with Niger, killing seven people.
August 11, 2015
A huge blast was recorded at a market in Sabon gair, near Maiduguri. The blast, caused by explosives concealed in a crop-spraying backpack, ripped through the weekly market in the village, which is around 135 kilometres south of Maiduguri.
August 9, 2015
Boko Haram shot dead four people and abducted five others in an ambush on a highway near Nwajurko village in Borno State.
August 5, 2015
Boko Haram members shot dead at least nine people and set homes on fire in a raid on two villages, Tadagara and Dunbulwa villages, 170 kilometres from Yobe State capital, Damaturu.
August 4, 2015
Boko Haram members shot dead nine fishermen on their way to Baga from Monguno, near Maiduguri. They were ambushed at Maduwari village.
August 2, 2015
The military said it has rescued 178 people from the group Boko Haram. 101 of those freed were children and a further 67 were women.
August 1, 2015
Boko Haram fighters killed 13 people in an attack on Malari village, near Maiduguri.
July 30, 2015
At least 10 people were killed when Boko Haram gunmen raided the village of Kukuwa-Gari, including two women
July 29, 2015
Suspected Boko Haram members slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad.
July 27, 2015
The army said it had liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, as part of the offensives against the group.
July 26, 2015
A girl, aged about 10, carried out a suicide bombing near a crowded market in Damaturu, Yobe State, killing at least 16 people, police say.
July 24, 2015
At least 25 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attacks in Maikadiri in southern Borno State.
July 22, 2015
Gunmen killed eight people in a raid on a village, Pompomari, near Maiduguri. The attack was unleashed the same day as twin suicide bombings in Cameroun and a series of blasts at two bus stations in Nigeria that left at least 50 dead. The gunmen were believed to be from Boko Haram.
July 21, 2015
Suspected Boko Haram attacks left more than 50 people dead. Twin suicide attacks in Maroua, northern Cameroun, killed at least 11, while some 42 lost their lives in a series of blasts at two bus stations in Gombe State.
July 20, 2015
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen raided Buratai, the native village of chief of army staff Major General Tukur Yusuf Buratai.