Over the past few years, Boko Haram (means “Western” or “non-Islamic” education is a sin”) has killed tens of thousands and displaced 2.6 million from their homes Nigeria [Source].
In 2015, Boko Haram Ranked Ahead of ISIS for Deadliest Terror Group in the world.
Boko Haram is actually the nickname in the Hausa language for the group officially known in Arabic as “Jama’atuAhlisSunnaLidda’awatiWal-Jihad”—the People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad. Coined by northern Muslims and subsequently picked up by the press, the name Boko Haram translates loosely as “Western education is forbidden” and is derived from one of the chief tenets of the teachings of Muhammad Yusuf, the group’s early leader, who claimed that Western-style education (“Boko” in Hausa) and the holding of government jobs are religiously forbidden, or haram, under Islam.
Below is the most comprehensive history of Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria starting from the first attack in 2009
After years of tension and a series of minor incidents, things finally exploded in July 2009 when a prominent member of Boko Haram died, and a large number of them were on the way to bury him. They were stopped by the police who quizzed them about their lack of helmets as the new law dictated. An argument began, and in the process, shots got fired. People on both sides got injured and things went out of hand. Boko Haram attacked in Bauchi, Borno and Yobe states, killing several policemen. In Maiduguri, they took over town, and controlled it for three days, doing what they please until the army was called in to help. Eventually, the army regained control and arrested a lot of Boko Haram members, including Mohammed Yusuf.
On the 7th of September, Boko Haram carried out a jailbreak in Bauchi where 5 individuals were murdered and 721 inmates were freed from jail in Bauchi by presumed Boko Haram shooters.
On the 31st of December, a bomb attack outside a barracks killed 4 civilians.
On the 29th May, 15 individuals were murdered in Abuja and Bauchi after bombs detonate in a few towns in northern Nigeria.
On the 16th of June, the group executed another attack in Abuja police central station at least 2 people, the perpetrator and a traffic policeman, were killed in a failed bombing of the Abuja police headquarters. It was Nigeria’s first record of a suicide bombing.
August 26, Boko Haram attacked the Abuja compound of United Nations, 21 individuals were killed.
On the 4th of November, Boko Haram attackedYobe state capital, Damaturu and killing between 100 and 150 individuals.
December 22nd – 23rd, 68 people, of whom were 50 Boko Haram militants, no less than 7 soldiers, and 11 regular citizens were killed in a fight between Boko Haram militants and Nigerian soldiers in Maiduguri and Damaturu.
December 25th, 41 individuals were killed by Boko Haram bomb blasts and shootings in Christian places of worship.
In 2012 about 792 people were killed as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency
On the 5th of January, 37 Christians were killed by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria
On the 20th of January, 183 people (150 civilians and 32 police officers) were killed in Kano State by Boko Haram gunmen.
On the 8th of April, 38 people were killed following a bombing at a church in Kaduna.
June 17, 19 people were killed after a bomb blast occurred in three churches in Kaduna.
August 7, Boko Haram gunmen raided a deeper life church in Kogi state and 19 people were killed.
The next day, two Nigerian soldiers and one civilian were killed in a mosque.
On Christmas day 25th of December, 27 Christians were killed in Maiduguri and Potiskum by suspected Boko Haram militants while on the 28th of December another 15 Christians were killed in the village of Musari by unknown gunmen
March 18, between 22 and 65 people were killed in Kano by a car bombing.
9 children were killed in Maiduguri and 13 students and teachers were killed in Damaturu by Boko Haram.
On the 6th of July, not less than 42 were killed by Boko Haram gunmen in a Yobe State School
On the 12th of August, 56 people were killed by Boko Haram in a Maiduguri mosque.
4 major attack took place in September, (1)ambush by Boko Haram gunmen left 40 soldiers dead. September 19, an attack inBenisheik left 161 people dead. September 20, (3) a gun attack by Bokoharaminsurgents in Abuja leaves 7-9people dead. (4) September 29, In one of the most heart rendering brutality, Boko haram massacred more than 50 students of Gujba college in Yobe State.
October 10, an attack at Damboa left about 20 dead (15 suspected militants and 5 civilians).Another raid by the Government armed forces led to at least 128 people are killed (95 militants, 23 soldiers, 8 policemen, and 2 civilians).
January 14, 35 people were killed in a bombing by Boko Haram militants in Maiduguri, Borno State.January 26, 138 people were killed by Boko Haram militants in Northern Nigeria. January 31, 11 Christians were killed in Chakawa by Boko Haram militants.
February 14, 121 Christian villagers were killed by Boko Haram militants in Konduga, Borno State.
February 15, 106 people were killed in the village of Izghe, Borno State by Boko Haram gunmen. February 15, 90 Christians and 9 Nigerian soldiers were killed in Gwosa by Boko Haram.February 24, about 12 people werekilled as Boko Haram raided Izghe for the second time. February 25, Federal Government College attack. 59 male students were killed in Yobe State.
March 14, Boko Haram attacked Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri and freed comrades from a detention facility. The military then executed about 600 unarmed recaptured detainees, according to Amnesty International.
April 14, Over 88 people killed in a twin bombing attack in Abuja.
April 15, Chibok schoolgirls were kidnapped, 276 female students in Borno State were kidnapped by Boko Haram.
On the 1st of May,19 people were killed in Abuja by a car bomb.
May 5, about 300 people were killed in the twin towns of Gamboru and Ngala in Borno State by Boko Haram militants.
May 20, Jos bombings at least 118 villagers were killed by car bombs in the city of Jos.
May 21, 27 villagers were killed by Boko Haram gunmen in northeastern Nigeria.
May 27, 49 security personnel and 9 civilians are killed during a Boko Haram attack on a military base in YobeState (BuniYadi attack).
May 30, the third emir of Gwoza, IdrissaTimta, was assassinated during a Boko Haram ambush.
June 1, at least 40 people were killed by a bomb in Mubi, Adamawa State (Mubi bombing).
June 2, at least 200 people (mostly Christians) were killed in several villages in Borno State by Boko Haram. (Gwoza massacre)
June 20, Borno State attacks, 70 people were killed and 91 women and children were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Borno State.
June 23, around 171 people were killed in a series of attacks in the Middle Belt of Nigeria. June 28, 11 people are killed by a bomb in Bauchi state.
July 18, At least 18 people were killed by a Boko Haram attack in Damboa, leaving the town almost destroyed. July 22, 51 people were killed by Boko Haram in Chibok.
September 19, about 30 people were killed by Boko Haram militants at a busy market in Mainok, Borno State.
October 31 – At least 4 people are killed, 32 injured and 13 vehicles destroyed by an explosion at a bus station in Gombe.
November 3, a double suicide bombing in Yobe State kills 15 Shiites on the 3rd and 46 students on the 10th.
November 25, Over 45 people were killed by two suicide bombers in Maiduguri, Borno State. November 27, Around 50 people were killed in Damasak by Boko Haram militants.
November 28, at least 120 Muslim followers of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, were killed during a suicide bombing and gun attack by Boko Haram. The 4 gunmen are subsequently killed by an angry mob (Kano bombing).
December 1, at least 5 people were killed by two female suicide bombers who detonated explosions at a crowded marketplace in Maiduguri, Borno State.
December 10, At least 4 people were killed and 7 injured by female suicide bombers near a market in Kano.
December 11, 30 people were killed and houses were destroyed by Boko Haram militants in Gajiganna, Borno State.
December 13, between 32 and 35 were killed and between 172 and 185 were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Borno State (Gumsuri kidnappings).
December 22, at least 27 people were killed at a bus station by a bomb explosion in Gombe State.
December 28, 85 civilians, 94 militants, and 2 Cameroonian soldiers were killed following a failed Boko Haram offensive into Cameroon’s Far North Region (Cameroon clashes).
January 3, Boko Haram militants razed the entire town of Baga in north-east Nigeria.
January 10, a female suicide bomber, believed to be around 10 years old, killed herself and 19 others, possibly against her will, at a market in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, Nigeria.
January 11, two female suicide bombers, each believed to be around 10 years old, kill themselves and three others at a market in the northeastern city of Potiskum, Nigeria.
January 24, 15 people were killed as Boko Haram gunmen attempted to burn down the village of Kambari near Maiduguri.
January 25, Boko Haram rebels launched a large offensive attack against the Nigerian forces in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, leading to the deaths of at least 8 civilians, up to 53 militants, and an unknown number of soldiers.Although the attack failed, the rebels manage to capture the nearby strategic town of Monguno.
January 28, Boko Haram fighters killed 40 people while on a rampage in Adamawa State.
February 1, Boko Haram attacked Borno State, Maiduguri. A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber kills himself and eight others at the residence of a politician in Potiskum. Another suicide bomber kills five people outside a mosque in Gombe.
February 2, a female suicide bomber attacked minutes after the President of Nigeria left an election rally in the city of Gombe resulting in at least one death and eighteen people injured.
February 12, a dozen people were killed in a suicide blast at Biu, 100 miles southwest of Maiduguri.
February 15, a suicide bomber killed 16 people and wounded 30 people in the Nigerian city of Damaturu.
February 20, Boko Haram militants killed 34 people in attacks across Borno State, 21 people were killed in Chibok.
February 22, a suicide bomber kills five and wounds dozens outside a market in Potiskum.
February 24, Two suicide bombers kills at least 27 people at bus stations in Potiskum and Kano.
February 26, at least 35 people are killed in two attacks targeting the cities of Biu and Jos.
February 28, two female suicide bombers killed 4 civilians near Damaturu.
March 7, five suicide bomb blasts killed 54 and left 143 wounded in Maiduguri.
April 5, Boko Haram militants dressed as preachers killed at least 24 citizens of Kwafaja Village in Borno State
April 9, Members of Boko Haram entered the village of Dile in Borno State and killed 20 people.
April 17, while soldiers were evacuating the town of Gwoza in Borno State, militants entered the town and executed 12 townspeople.
April 21, as the military-led efforts to evacuate the town of Baga in northern Nigeria, militants planted mines and fired rockets at military vehicles, killing eight soldiers and one civilian.
June 12, Boko Haram militant raided six remote villages and left at least 37 people dead in Northeastern Nigeria.
June 22, about 30 people were killed at a crowded mosque by 2 young female suicide bombers (Maiduguri Mosque Bombing).
July 1, Boko Haram militants attacked multiple mosques, about 48 men, and boys were killed on the 1st at one mosque in Kukawa while 17 were wounded in the attack. 97 people (mostly men) were killed in numerous mosques on the 2nd of July, with a number of women and young girls killed in their homes.
July 5, 5 people died after a suicide bomber attacked a church in the Potiskum area of Nigeria’s Yobe State.
July 6, two bomb attacks on the central Nigerian city of Jos have left at least 44 people dead.
17 November, a blast in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola killed 32 people and wounded 80 people.
6 January, Boko Haram gunmen raided Izageki village in northern Nigeria, close to Sambisa Forest, Boko Haram’s hideout and killed at least two people. The gunmen pursued fleeing civilians and another militant armed with a suicide belt blew himself near a market, killing another five people
13 January, a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque at Kouyape, close to the Nigerian border. The blast killed twelve people and wounded another one.
27 January, about 65 people were killed in multiple attacks during the weekend in various villages in Dalori and outskirts of Maiduguri.
A 12-year-old blew himself up in the Gombis’ market. The blast killed at least 11 people. The attack occurred on 29 January in Gombi, Nigeria.
30 January, 86 people were killed and hundreds others injured in an attack by Boko Haram militants on Dalori Village some 4 kilometers from Maiduguri, Nigeria.
16 March, 3 female suicide bombers killed 22 people and injured 18 in Umarari Village, on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State.
5 April, Boko Haram killed 3 soldiers and two vigilante members in an attack in Izige, Borno state.
20 April, at least 7 or 8 people were killed at a refugee camp in Nigeria (close to Cameroun) border after two female suicide bombers blew themselves up.
24 April, Boko Haram militants killed a total of 30 people during a raid in Alau village in Borno State.
12 May, a suicide bomber who was stopped from entering a government compound killed at least six people, including two police officers, in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
12 June, 4 women were killed by 14 militants after being dragged outside of their homes in Mairari, Nigeria.
15 June, at least 4 females were killed and several abducted after many Boko Haram militants attacked a village. A vigilante was injured in Kau-Tuva, Nigeria.
17 June, at least 24 people were killed and at least 10 injured after Boko Haram militants attacked a funeral in Kuda, Nigeria.
20 June, at least 2 people were killed after several Boko Haram militants attacked Wumbi in Nigeria.
8 July, At least 9 people were killed and “dozens” injured after a suicide bombing attack on a Mosque in Borno. There was also a second suicide bombing at another Mosque.
9 July, Boko Haram militants raided a town with guns and explosives, killing 7 people and damaging buildings.
12 July, A Boko Haram attack in Borno State was repelled by the Nigerian Army resulting in the death of 25 militants. Two soldiers were killed during the attack.
1 August, 3 churches and 9 Christian was burnt by militants and 9 Christian villagers were killed.
10 August, Boko Haram militants burned 60 houses, shot four villagers dead, and abducted one child.
21 August, Boko Haram killed 7 people with machine guns, before abducting dozens more, in the village of Kuruburu. Boko Haram also attacked a village called Kuburvwa(between Chibok and Damboa, Borno State) and left at least 11 people dead. Women were raped.At least 3 people killed and another 24 were injured when a suicide bombing attack a market in the city of Mora.
19 September, members of Boko Harem claimed that they killed 40 Nigerian soldiers battling in MalamFatori
22 September, three civilians were killed in Cameroon’s Far North in Djakana when a vigilante tried to stop a suicide bomber whose explosive device detonated.
26 September the Nigerian Army lost 1 officer and 3 soldiers to a landmine and ambush by the Boko Haram.
11 October, 5 people were killed in an attack by members of Boko Haram in a village in Borno State.
12 October, 18 people were killed in an explosion which occurred in Maiduguri, Borno State.
29 October, 2 suicide bombers killed 8 people on Saturday in Maiduguri.
1 November, Boko Haram militant killed 9 civilians when a car bomb exploded near a military checkpoint in Northern Nigeria in Gubio.
5 November, An army officer, and six soldiers were killed by Boko Haram militants in a gunbattle in Borno State, Nigeria.
8 November, Boko Haram gunmen killed more than 30 gold miners in a remote area of northern Nigeria in Maru. Another 4 were killed and 6 others injured after 2 suicide bombers exploded improvised explosive in Maiduguri.
23 November – At least two persons were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri.
9 December, Boko Haram bomb explosions killed 57 and injured 177 in Madagali. (Madagali suicide bombings)
11 December, Boko Haram militant killed 3 people in two suicide bombing attacks in Maiduguri.
7 January, Boko Haram attacked a Nigerian army base in BuniYadi of Yobe state, killing at least 5 soldiers.
10 January, two female suicide bombers killed 3 people, when they went to the residences in the Kalari area, after disguising as visitors
January 13, 3 soldiers were killed after Boko Haram attacked the soldiers deployed to Kukawa Local Government Area, Borno state.
14 January, two soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Borno State.
16 January, two teenage suicide bombers detonated their bombs at the University of Maiduguri, killing 3 people, including a professor.
23 January, Boko Haram invaded a village, killed eight people and abducted an unspecified number of women and children in Borno State.
25 January, a suicide bomb attack Borno state killed three and wounded two others. Boko Haram killed four people in multiple suicide bombing attacks in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
January 28 – Boko Haram militants killed 7 people.
29 January, Boko Haram attacked a convoy of motorists along a recently secured high
way, in Borno state, Nigeria killing at least 7 people and injuring many others.
30 January, 15 people were killed by Boko Haram militants in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
31 January – A suicide bomber attacked the Dalori quarter’s mosque, in Maiduguri, Nigeria during the morning prayers, killing one of their members.
11 February, 7 soldiers were killed and 19 injured in Boko Haram ambush in Borno State.
13 February, Boko Haram invaded Mifa community in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, killing an Islamic scholar and breaking the hands of a boy.
17 February, 2 civilians were killed by a suicide bomber.
13 March, 3 Nigerian men were executed by Boko Haram militants.
30 March, Boko Haram Islamists have abducted 22 girls and women in two separate raids in north-east Nigeria.
5 May, 5 people were found dead in northeast Nigeria in Maiduguri after an attack by two female suicide bombers.
13 May, 1 person was killed and another injured by suicide bombers at the University of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria.
15 May, Nine members of Boko Haram arrived on motorcycles in Amarwa, a suburb of Maiduguri, and killed 11 farmers in their fields with machetes before escaping.
16 May, three female suicide bombers have attacked a herding community in northeast Nigeria, killing two people and injuring seven others.
20 May, 7 people were killed and more than 40 injured from gunshots in separate attacks by Boko haram militant group rampaging within recently liberated Borno communities.
2 June, 11 people were killed after two suicide bombers attacked a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram.
8 June, At least 14 people were killed and 24 were injured as Boko Haram suicide bombers staged multiple attacks targeting mosques.The attack occurred while soldiers were trying to repel another group of Boko Haram fighters, who were trying to invade the city. A soldier was killed when a female suicide bomber detonated her explosive vest in a military base.
14 June, Boko Haram raided the villages of Komdi and Tuyan, near Chibok, kidnapping 6 people and killing 10 others.
16 June, 2 civilians were killed in an attack by a Boko Haram suicide bomber in the Far North Region.
18 June, At least 12 people were killed and 11 others were wounded in attacks by five female suicide bombers in the Nigerian state of Borno, in the northeast of the country.
20 June, Boko Haram militants killed two people and wounded six others in an ambush on a police convoy in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state.
26 June, suicide bombers killed 9 people and wounded 13 others in multiple blasts in northeast Nigeria city of Maiduguri.
On the 11th of July, Boko Haram publicly executed eight villagers in northeast Nigeria who opposed the enforcement of its hardline form of Islam. 4Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people and injured 23 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
July 15, a 12-year-old kid was murdered at the MunaDelti territory of Jere LGA, Borno by speculated Boko Haram militants.
July 17, 8 individuals were killed when a female suicide bomber detonated explosives at a mosque in Maiduguri.
July 23, 7 individuals were killed after suicide bombers attacked two IDPs camps in Maiduguri.
July 25, no less than 69 individuals including soldiers and civilians died after an attack by Boko Haram militant in the Magumeri region of Borno.
July 28, 8 individuals were murdered and 14 others injured in a suicide bomb attack on an Internally Displaced camp in Dikwa LGA, Borno.
August 1, Boko Haram militants murdered 7 individuals and harmed 10 others after an attack on Mildu town in Madagali LGA of Adamawa state.
Aug 4, a suicide bomb attack at the Molai General Hospital, Maiduguri prompted the death of 3 individuals including a doctor’s facility right hand.
August 9, 1 person was killed in the Madagali LGA of Adamawa after an attack by Boko Haram Islamists
August 11, 2 farmers were slaughtered by Boko Haram.
August 12, 4 individuals were murdered in an assault at Wanori-Amarwa people group of Konduga LGA of Borno.
August 15, A suicide bomb assault on a market in Konduga brought about the passing of 16 individuals, with more than 80 others supporting wounds.
Aug 20, 2 individuals were murdered after a snare by speculated Boko Haram militants along Damaturu-Biustreet in Yobe.
September 8, Boko Haram contenders kill 9 farmers and the nine bodies were dumped in Gongulong, around 13 kilometers (8 miles) east of the state capital.
September 3, 11 people were killed by Boko Haram militants in an attack on a camp for regular citizens. 130km southeast of the city of Maiduguri in Borno state
September 5, 4 people were slaughtered in Maiduguri.
September 6, 8 people were murdered in Maiduguri by Boko Haram.
September10, 7 individuals were killed when Boko Haram jihadists assaulted an Internally Displaced Persons Camp. The assault, close to the fringe of Cameroon, came as two individuals were slaughtered in a blast outside another camp in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.
September 18, 15 people were killed in Mashalari town of the Konduga territory, around 40km from Borno state capital Maiduguri.
September 26, 5 people were slaughtered at Didwa.
October 4, 6 people were beheaded by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.
October 8, 8 soldiers were murdered after Boko Haram attacked Sasawa, a group near Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
October 12 – 5 individuals were murdered in a suicide bomb assault when Boko Haram struck a remote town in upper east Nigeria, the assault occurred at Belbelu town, close Kayamla, in the Konduga territory of Borno state.
October 22, 13 people were executed at Maiduguri by Boko Haram.
October 30, 4 people were executed and 6 others injured after Boko Haram extremists assaulted travelers in Maiduguri Street.
November 8, 2 people were killed in Gulak in Madagali LGA.
12 November, Boko Haram murdered 3 soldiers and Injured 6 in clearance operation in Borno state.
15 November, Boko Haram attacks two Adamawa communities and killed 2 civilians and a soldier.
21 November, Boko Haram detonated a bomb in a mosque and killed 50.
December 2, 15 people were killed, including two suicide bombers that attacked Biu Market in Biu local government area of Borno state, northeast, Nigeria.
December 16, 4 people were killed as Boko Haram ambushes UN workers in Borno State.
December 20, The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) lost 26 of its personnel to the Boko Haram insurgency.
December 25, at least 3 people were burnt alive while a woman was abducted as Boko Haram militants attempted to overrun Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
- 4 January– Three girl suicide bombers were killed while attempting to detonate their vests at the market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Madagali. Local officials blamed Boko Haram for the attempted attack.
- 7 January– Boko Haram attacked a Nigerian army base in Buni Yadi of Yobe state, killing at least five soldiers. Fifteen Boko Haram militants were also killed after the army launched retaliatory strikes, a military source said.
- 10 January– Two female bombers had killed three persons, alongside themselves, when they went to the residences in the Kalari area, after disguising as visitors.
- 13 January– Three Nigerian soldiers were killed and 27 others injured as troops fought off an attack on their position by Boko Haram militants in Kangarwa village, Borno state. Ten Boko Haram militants were also killed in the attack. Another four suicide bombers killed at least nine people Madagali town, including themselves.
- 14 January
- Two soldiers were killed in Borno State a roadside bombing.
- 3 soldiers were killed by Boko Haram. 10 attackers were also killed. in Borno State least 17 people were killed by Boko Haram militants in Gnam-Gnam, Cameroon
- 16 January– Two teenage suicide bombers exploded at Nigeria’s University of Maiduguri killing 3 people, including a professor.
- 21 January– Boko Haram killed two soldiers and wounded seven others in an attack on a military base in southeast Niger
- 23 January– Boko Haram invaded a village, killed eight people and abducted an unspecified number of women and children in Borno State
- 25 January
- A suicide bomb attack Borno State killed three and wounded two others.
- killed four people in multiple suicide bombing attacks in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
- 29 January– Boko Haram attacked a convoy of motorists along a recently secured highway, in Borno State killing at least seven people and injuring many others.
- 30 January
- Fifteen people were killed by Boko Haram militants in Maiduguri
- A man was killed and three others injured in Fatokilo, Cameroon following an attack by Boko Haram.
- 31 January– A suicide bomber stormed the Dalori quarters’ mosque, in Maiduguri during the morning prayers, killing one of their members.
- 2 February– A suspected Boko Haram attack along with Cameroon’s border with Nigeria killed an independent contractor and four others.
- 7 February
- Two attempted suicide attacks were foiled. The two attackers were arrested.
- A security personnel and a civilian were killed in a Boko Haram attack.
- 11 February
- 7 soldiers were killed and 19 injured in Boko Haram ambush in Borno State.
- Boko Haram invaded a village in Borno State and set ablaze dozens of residential houses and a man suspected to were trapped in the attack.
- 13 February– Boko Haram invaded the Mifa community in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State, killing an Islamic scholar and breaking the hands of a boy.
- 17 February– Two civilians were killed by a suicide bombing. The other 8 attackers, were killed by the police.
- 13 March– Three Nigerian men were executed by Boko Haram militants. The three men were accused of being Nigerian military spies.
- 30 March– Boko Haram Islamists have abducted 22 girls and women in two separate raids in north-east Nigeria.
- 5 May
- Nine Chadian soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on an army post in the Lake Chad region. Some 40 Boko Haram militants were also killed as the army responded to the attack on the Kaiga post, sources said.
- Five people are dead in northeast Nigeria in Maiduguri in an attack by two female suicide bombers.
- 13 May– One person was killed and another injured by suicide bombers at the University of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria.
- 15 May– Nine members of the insurgent group arrived on motorcycles in Amarwa, a suburb of Maiduguri, and killed 11 farmers in their fields with machetes before escaping.
- 16 May– Three female suicide bombers have attacked a herding community in northeast Nigeria, killing two people and injuring seven others.
- 19 May– Three suicide bombers on Friday detonated explosives inside a university campus in Nigeria’s northeastern state. The incident took place in Maiduguri city of Borno State
- 20 May– At least 7 people are dead and more than 40 injured from gunshots in separate attacks by Boko haram militant group rampaging within recently liberated Borno communities.
- 2 June– 11 people are dead after two suicide bombers attacked a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram extremist violence in the region.
- 8 June– At least fourteen persons were killed and 24 were injured as Boko Haram suicide bombers staged multiple attacks targeting mosques where Muslim worshippers were praying. The attack occurred while soldiers were trying to repel another group of Boko Haram fighters, who were trying to invade the city.
- 9 June–
- Two teenagers were killed, all boys, and three others injured when a bomb concealed in a polythene bag exploded.
- A soldier was killed when a female suicide bomber detonated her explosive vest in a military base.
- 10 June– Ten members of the Nigerian jihadist group raided the village of Hambagba, near Gwoza, on the Cameroon border, kidnapping six people and killing four others.
- 14 June– Boko Haram raided the villages of Komdi and Tuyan, near Chibok, kidnapping six people and killing ten others.
- 16 June– Two civilians were killed in an attack by a Boko Haram suicide bomber in the Far North Region.
- 18 June– At least 12 people have died and 11 others have been wounded in attacks by five suicide women in the Nigerian state of Borno, in the northeast of the country.
- 20 June– Suspected Boko Haram militants killed two people and wounded six others in an ambush on a police convoy in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state.
- 22 June– A double suicide attack killed six civilians on Wednesday in Cameroon’s restive Far North.
- 26 June– Suicide bombers killed nine people and wounded 13 others in multiple blasts in northeast Nigeria’s Maiduguri.
- 29 June– Suicide bombers killed two people and wounded ten others in two blasts in a refugee camp near the city of Diffa, in Niger.
- 30 June– A civilian was killed when two Boko Haram suicide bombers blew themselves up in the city of Kerawa, in Niger.
- 1 July– A civilian was killed when four Boko Haram suicide bombers blew themselves up in the city of Mora, in Cameroon.
- 3 July–
- Boko Haram Islamist militants killed nine people and abducted dozens more in southern Niger.
- A suicide bomber exploded his bomb in the middle of a group of people, killing four in Homaka, a locality in the Mora subdivision of the Far North region.
- 11 July
- Boko Haram have publicly executed eight villagers in northeast Nigeria who opposed the enforcement of its hardline form of Islam.
- Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people and injured 23 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
- 17 July– Three Boko Haram female suicide bombers killed 8 people and injured 15 in the city of Maiduguri, in Borno State.
- 23 July– At least eight people are dead after female suicide bombers attacked two displaced persons camps in Maiduguri.
- 26 July–
- Two gendarmes were killed and several others injured during a Boko Haram attack in the Far North Region near the Nigerian border.
- Suspected Boko Haram militants ambushed an exploration team working for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, killing more than fifty people.
- 28 July– One civilian and four Boko Haram terrorists have been killed in a bomb attack in Meme.
- 29 July– 14 people were killed and 15 others were injured when two suicide bombers blew up themselves in Dikwa, Nigeria.
- 4 August– Three suicide bombers detonated explosives at the Simari area of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, killing themselves and wounding two members of the civilian joint task force.
- 6 August– A suicide bomber killed at least seven people in a small town in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border.
- 7 August– At least 31 fishermen were killed by Boko Haram jihadists in two separate attacks on islands in Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria.
- 13 August
- Boko Haram gunmen have killed four people and torched homes in a nighttime raid on a village in restive northeastern Nigeria.
- Two tractor drivers were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Jere Local Government Area of Borno.
- 15 August– A woman bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in the village of Konduga near Maiduguri.
- 20 August– Two persons were confirmed dead while three others seriously injured following an ambush by suspected Boko Haram terrorists along Damaturu, Biu road.
- 23 August–
- A least four people died and eight others were injured when two terrorists attacked Maiduguri.
- Boko Haram extremists killed at least 27 people by shooting them and slitting their throats as they attacked several villages in northern Nigeria’s Borno state.
- 25 August– Suspected Boko Haram militants sprayed a village in remote Cameroon with automatic fire, killing 15 people and kidnapping eight others in an overnight raid near the Nigerian border.
- 30 August– A person was killed, two others were injured and nine were kidnapped in coordinated attacks carried out by Boko Haram militants.
- 3 September– Boko Haram insurgents attacked an IDP camp in Borno State, killing eleven people and injuring three persons while also kidnaping four before fleeing. The attackers used swords and sharp knives to carry out the acts.
- 5 September– Boko Haram members killed four farmers in a drive-by shooting in Borno state in Nigeria’s volatile northeast.
- 6-7 September– Boko Haram jihadists killed eight people in a series of raids on farming communities in northeast Nigeria.
- 8 September–
- Two female suicide bombers died in Maiduguri while eight other commuters close to the explosions received various degrees of injuries.
- At least seven people were killed when Boko Haram jihadists attacked a camp for people displaced by the conflict in northeast Nigeria.
- 13 September– A young woman blew herself up in Cameroon’s far north, killing four people and injuring another.
- 17 September– A village chief imam and four others were slaughtered by suspected Boko Haram members in Borno State.
- 18 September– At least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state.
- 26 September– A female suicide bomber killed five people when she blew herself up in a mosque in northeast Nigeria. Three other worshippers were injured in the attack.
- 27 September– Two Cameroonian soldiers were killed when a convoy of civilian vehicles hit landmines in northeast Nigeria.
- 22 October– A suicide bomber kills 13 people and injures five others in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri. According to the police, 13 more civilians were injured in separate attacks.
- 30 October–
- 11 civilians were killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Kolofata, Cameroon.
- Five civilians were killed and several others were Boko Haram terrorist blew himself up in a mosque in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
- Four people, including a mother and her two children, were killed and nine others were injured when a vehicle hit a mine planted by Boko Haram terrorists in Banki, Nigeria.
- 1 November– Six people were killed and two wounded by a Boko Haram suicide attack on a mosque in the village of Zamga.
- 15 November– At least ten people have been killed and dozens injured in a suicide attack in a popular market in Maiduguri.
- 20 November– At least six farmers were beheaded in Borno State, Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorists.
- 21 November– 50 people were killed in a suicide attack in the north of Nigeria caused by Boko Haram militants.
- 2 December– Fifteen persons were killed and 53 others injured in twin suicide bomb attacks in a market in Borno State11 December– Two civilians and the bomber were killed when suicide bombing attacked a mosque after morning prayers in far northern Cameroon.
- 13 December– Five people were killed by Boko Haram militants in Damboa, Nigeria.
- 22–23 December– Three people were killed in two attacks in northern Cameroon by Boko Haram
- 28 December– A suicide bombing caused by a Boko Haram militant in Borno State killed at least six people and injured 13 others.
- 30 December– Boko Haram fighters opened fire on a group of loggers in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, killing 25 people. The gunmen also burned three vehicles laden with firewood heading to Maiduguri.
- 31 December– At least two people were killed and 30 more were injured in an attack by Boko Haram militants in northern Cameroon.
- 1 January– At least three people have been confirmed killed in a blast in Nigeria’s northeastern town of Madagali.
- 3 January– 14 civilians were killed when a suspected Boko Haram militant blew himself up at a mosque in Gamboru, Nigeria. Only the muezzin has survived.
- 8 January–
- At least one civilian was killed in an attack by members of the terror group Boko Haram in Cameroon’s Far North region.
- Gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on a group of loggers collecting firewood at Kaje village, near the Borno state capital, Maiduguri. 20 People were killed in the attack and 15 others are missing and presumed kidnapped by the attackers.
- 10 January– At least three people were killed in an attack in Cameroon’s Far North region.
- 11 January
- Two suicide bombers, alleged members of the Islamist group Boko Haram, detonated their bombs in the Ouro-Kessoum district of Amchide in Cameroon, injuring two others.
- Four people were killed and two others kidnapped in separate overnight attacks in the far north of Cameroon. Another one was wounded.
- 15 January
- Four people were killed in Mayo-Tsanaga, a region of the Far North of Cameroon, during an attack by Boko Haram. The assailants left after burning down dozens of huts and a church.
- Six people were killed by gunmen who also abducted five girls who joined the loggers to collect firewood from the Jinene woods.
- Five people, including two suspected fighters of the terror group Boko Haram, were killed in an attack near Nigeria’s northeastern town of Madagali. Two others were critically injured.
- 16 January– At least two civilians were killed and a dozen others injured in a suicide attack near a mosque in the Far North Region.
- 17 January
- Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 65 others in an attack in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
- Suspected Boko Haram fighters killed at least seven soldiers in an attack on a military post in Niger’s southeastern Diffa Region. Ten others were injured in the attack.
- 18 January– Boko Haram jihadists have killed five people in an attack on a village in Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria.
- 26 January– At least three people were killed when Boko Haram attacked the Hyambula village in northeast Adamawa state. Five others were injured in the attack.
- 29 January– At least two soldiers were killed overnight while fighting off an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in southeast Niger.
- 30 January– Boko Haram jihadists killed at least five loggers in northeast Nigeria. Four others were injured in the attack.
- 31 January– Four people were killed and 44 others sustained injuries in multiple suicide bomb attacks at a Konduga community and the Dalori Internally Displaced person camp.
- 3 February– At least two civilians were killed in an attack by the terror group Boko Haram in Kolofata of Cameroon’s Far North region.
- 4 February
- Boko Haram fighters stormed a village in northeast Nigeria and killed three people. Seven others were injured in the attack.
- One person has been reported dead after Boko Haram terrorists attacked Kala village, opposite the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Dalori, Borno State. The attackers also injured another man during the attack and burnt down some houses.
- Six people were killed and two others injured in the Cameroonian town of Hitawa (Far North), following an attack by Boko Haram.
- 16 February– At least 21 persons were killed and 70 civilians injured as three bombers struck Konduga local government area of Borno State.
- 19 February–About 110 girls were abducted by Boko Haram from their school in Dapchi, Nigeria.
- 20 February– At least six people were killed and five others injured in a Boko Haram attack in the department of Mayo Tsanaga in Cameroon’s Far North region.
- 21 February– Two soldiers, including a captain, were killed in a Boko Haram ambush in the Lake Chad region of Chad.
- 22 February– Boko Haram terrorists killed six people in different attacks in Cameroon’s Far North region.
- 25 February– At least four people were killed in two suicide bombings by Boko Haram in the localities of Bourvare and Goumouldi, in the north of Cameroon. Half a dozen others were injured in the attacks.
- 27 February– Two soldiers were killed and two others wounded when a suicide bomber drove into their patrol vehicle in the Lake Chad region of Nigeria.
- 1 March’–
- Boko Haram threatens to Harm Leah Sharibu, Presidency Says; Condemns Killing Of Red Cross staff Boko Haram insurgents abducted three people from Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa state.
- Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military barracks in the town of Rann in Borno state. Another three aid workers were wounded and one more kidnapped.
- 2 March– A female suicide bomber blew up herself at a mosque in the Fulatari area of Buni Yadi, Gujba local government area of Yobe state, killing seven persons and injuring 28 others.
- 5 March–
- Insurgents attacked two farmers on their farm and slit their throats in the village of Gudda in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state.
- A team of loggers were attacked by Boko Haram while on their way to the bush to collect firewood in the state of Borno. Three loggers were killed in the attack, while the rest fled to Dikwa and left behind a pickup van.
- A suicide bomber on a bicycle killed three people when he detonated his explosives on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
- 6 March
- Four loggers were killed when they stepped on a landmine left by Boko Haram near Dikwa, 90 km east of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.
- Three people were killed in an attack in Gamboru on the border with Cameroon.
- 30 March– At least five people, including four suicide bombers, were killed and 13 others injured when terrorists attacked Muna Zawuya in the Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state.
- 1 April–
- Terrorists attacked a village in the town of Limani near the border with Nigeria in northern Cameroon, killing one person and burning several huts.
- Boko Haram militants attacked a military post in the commune of Waza in northern Cameroon, injuring a soldier. Two suicide bombers who blew themselves up died.
- Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base and two surrounding villages near the Nigerian city of Maiduguri in the Jere Local Government Area, killing at least 20 people and wounding 84.
- 2 April– Five Cameroonian soldiers were killed and three others wounded in an attack on a military post in Sagmé in the commune of Fotokol in the Far North region of Cameroon.
- 22 April– Boko Haram jihadists shot dead 18 forest workers who had been collecting firewood in Borno State, near the town of Gamboru, on the border with Cameroon. In another incident, a vehicle carrying civilians travelling in a nearby army convoy hit a mine placed by insurgents, killing three people and wounding eleven others near the village of Wumbi.
- 26 April– Six people, including three civilians, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force and two suicide bombers, were killed and nine others injured in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri. Later another suicide bomber attacked an armored van of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the same area, injuring two police officers.
- 27 April– Boko Haram terrorists attacked a village near Amchide in the Mayo-Sava department in Cameroon’ s Far North region, killing a man and stealing sheep.
- 29 April– At least three soldiers were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in the Diffa region in southeast Niger.
- 1 May–At least 86 people were killed in two suicide attacks at a mosque and a market in Mubi, a town in the state of Adamawa in northeastern Nigeria. 58 others were injured in the bombings.
- 2 May– Boko Haram militants attacked the village of Auno in the Konduga local government area. No lives were lost, but a vehicle was burned by the terrorists.
- 3 May–
- At least four people were killed and nine others injured when four suicide bombers attacked Mainari Shuwa and neighboring Mainari Kanuri in the Konduga local government area of Borno state.
- At least twenty huts were set on fire and a man was killed in the Mayo-Sava department in the Far North region of Cameroon.
- 5 May– At least 12 people were killed, while 20 others were injured when two suicide bombers detonated their explosives at a mosque in Mabanda in the Far North region of Cameroon.
- 6 May– Six people, including four government officials and a soldier, were killed in an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on a Chadian army checkpoint on an island in Lake Chad.
- 17 May– At least four people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide bombing at an open-air mosque for refugees in Dikwa in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno.
- 27 May– At least three people were killed and seven others injured when two suicide bombers attacked a community in the Konduga Local government area in the state of Borno in Nigeria.
- 28 May– At least one person was killed and an unconfirmed number of cattle were stolen in an attack on herders by Boko Haram terrorists in the Askira/Uba Local Government Area in the southern part of Borno state.
- 31 May– Five soldiers were killed in an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists in the Gwoza Local Government Area of the Nigerian state of Borno.
- 4 June– Three suicide bombers, two women and a man, blew themselves up in Diffia in southeast Niger. The first explosion took place near a mosque, the second near a Koran school and the third not far from a business center. Nine people were killed and 38 others injured in the attacks.
- 8 June– At least 10 people were killed in attacks in villages in the department of Diamaré in the far north of Cameroon. Four Boko Haram terrorists were also killed.
- 9 June– A male suicide bomber detonated a bomb attached to his body, killing only himself in Maiduguri in the Nigerian state of Borno.
- 11 June– At least two people were killed and four others injured when a Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the city of Maiduguri in the Nigerian state of Borno.
- 13 June– A trader was killed by Boko Haram terrorists armed with machetes and firearms in the village of Alhadjiri in the department of Mayo-Sava in Cameroon’s Far North region.
- 16 June–
- Two suicide bombers were killed when one of them prematurely activated her explosive device in the town of Limani in the Far North region of Cameroon. A young boy was also killed in the explosion.
- Two people were killed by terrorists in the village of Tchika in the commune of Hile-Alifa in northern Cameroon.
- At least 43 people were killed and 84 others injured when six female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in the Damboa local government area in the Nigerian state of Borno.
- 18 June– Boko Haram militants killed nine soldiers and wounded two others when they attacked the town of Gajiram, headquarters of the local government of Nganzai in northeastern Nigeria.
- 20 June– Fifteen people were injured when two suicide bombers attacked military barracks in the city of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria.
- 22–23 June– Boko Haram terrorists attacked the locality of Guid-Zeleved in the Far North region of Cameroon, slaughtering three people.
- 26 June–
- Three civilians were killed and a woman abducted in an incursion led by a group of armed persons in Oulfo on the border between Cameroon and Nigeria in the Far North region of Cameroon.
- At least seven people were killed while dozens sustained injuries when Boko Haram militants attacked them at a village in the local government area of Damboa in the Nigerian state of Borno.
- 30 June– Boko Haram jihadists killed four people and injured four others during an attack on a camp for displaced civilians in Banki in the local government area of Bama in Borno State, Nigeria. Two terrorists were also killed in the fight and the others fled. Later, two soldiers were wounded when their patrol vehicle hit a landmine planted by the fleeing jihadists in the village of Freetown, nine kilometers away.
- 20 July– Insurgents swarmed 81 Division Task Force Brigade in Jilli, near Geidam, Yobe State. Three Nigerian Army officers and 28 soldiers were confirmed killed.
- 8 October– Boko Haram attack leaves 15 soldiers’ dead in attacks near the Niger Border and around the Lake Chad
- 22 November– Insurgents overran a Nigerian army battalion at Metele Village in Guzamala Local government in Borno State killing 70 soldiers
- 17 June– Three suicide bombers detonated near a group of people watching a football game, killing 30 and wounding over 40.
- 2 July– Boko Haram attacked the village of Inmates with suicide vests and guns. The attack killed 18 soldiers and another 4 soldiers were captured.
- 4 July– Boko Haram attacked soldiers near the village of Damboa killing five. Another 14 soldiers and two civilians were also wounded.
- 18 July-ISWAP ambushed a military vehicle on a road near Jakana killing all six soldiers on board.
- 19 July– Six aid workers were kidnapped and a driver killed when militants stopped their vehicle in northeast Nigeria.
- 27 July– Militants opened fire on a group of people walking home from a funeral in Nganzia District, Borno State. At least 65 people were killed in the attack, many of them while attempting to chase the militants away. A local government chairman said the attack happened because a civilian defense group had killed 11 of the militants during an ambush last week.
- 5 August– ISWAP insurgents raided the Borno state town of Monguno, with the resulting clash with troops leaving three civilians dead.
- 6 August– Two female suicide bombers struck a crowd of women collecting firewood in Mafa, Borno State, killing three civilians and wounding eight more.
- 14 August– In Lac province, western Chad, a female suicide bomber activated her explosives at the home of a traditional chieftain, killing four guards, a soldier, and a civilian and wounding five others. Boko Haram or ISWAP militants are suspected of carrying out the attack.
- 18 August– Militants killed four soldiers when they fired on a military patrol in a village in east Borno.
- 23 August– Twelve villagers were killed in Gueskerou, southeastern Niger, after a raid by Boko Haram militants.
- 26 August– Militants killed four civilians and abducted 12 more in a village in Borno State.
- 27 August– ISWAP insurgents killed 11 construction workers and wounded several more in Wajirko village, Borno State.
- 30 August– ISWAP insurgents killed eight soldiers in the Gasarwa area near Lake Chad in Borno State.
- 31 August– Boko Haram militants stormed the Borno State village of Balumri, killing four and kidnapping six. Four of those kidnapped were later beheaded.
- 9 September– ISWAP militants ambushed a Nigerian military convoy as it traveled to reinforce coalition troops outside the ISWAP-held town of Gudumbali. The number of casualties was “huge,” but no number or range was specified.
- 13 September– Insurgents killed six Cameroonian soldiers and wounded nine more in an attack on a military base in Fotokol, northern Cameroon.
- 25 September– ISWAP executed one of the six aid workers the group had captured and held hostage in July.
- 26 September– An ISWAP ambush on a military convoy outside the town of Gubio left at least seven Nigerian soldiers dead.
- 27 September– Nigerian and Chadian troops were attacked by ISWAP in Gajiram, leaving a policeman, a hunter, and six civilians dead. A militant pickup truck was destroyed in the battle, killing several of the extremists onboard.
- 28 September– Boko Haram fighters killed a soldier and destroyed a Nigerian military vehicle in Banki, near Cameroon. One other person was killed and several more were injured when Boko Haram militants stormed two villages near Kolofat, Cameroon.
- 2 December– ISWAP insurgents killed four Chadian soldiers in an attack on their positions along the shores of Lake Chad.
- 12 December– ISWAP fighters killed 14 militiamen and a police officer in northeast Nigeria.
- 13 December– ISWAP executed four of the six aid workers it has held hostage since capturing them in July. A fifth had been executed in September, while only one action against Hunger staff member remains alive.
- 14 December– Boko Haram militants killed 19 Fulani cattle herders near Ngala, along the border with Cameroon, after the herders repelled an attack on a village earlier, leaving one militant dead.
- 17 December– At least 14 people were killed, five were injured, and 13 more were missing, after Boko Haram militants attacked the Lake Chad fishing village of Kaiga, Chad.
- 22 December– ISWAP militants killed six people and abducted five more, including two aid workers, when they set up a fake checkpoint on a highway near Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
- 24 December– Boko Haram militants killed seven people in a raid near Chibok a Christian town in Borno State, on Christmas Eve. They also abducted a teenage girl.
- 26 December– ISWAP militants executed 11 Christians, who were kidnapped from Maiduguri and Damaturu, in a video released one day after Christmas. The militants said the execution was in response to the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
- 3 January– Local sources reported that 50 people may have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram on an island in Lake Chad in late December.
- 6 January– At least 32 people were killed and over 35 injured when an IED exploded on a crowded bridge in Gamboru, Borno State, Nigeria.
- 7 January– Twenty soldiers were killed and more than 1,000 people displaced when a town in Borno State, Nigeria, was attacked by ISWAP militants.
- 16 January– Three aid workers and other civilians who were kidnapped on December 22 in northeast Nigeria were released by an unspecified militant group.
- 19 January– A suspected female Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated her explosives in Kaiga-Kindjiria, western Chad, killing nine civilians. It was also reported that insurgents killed four villagers and kidnapped four women around the same area earlier in the month, while 1,200 Chadian troops returned to Chad from Nigeria in order to defend Chadian territory.
- 7 February– Boko Haram militants killed six civilians in Bosso District, Diffia region,Niger.
- 9 February– At least 30 civilians were killed and many more abducted by militants in Auno, Borno State, Nigeria. Four soldiers were killed and seven more wounded in an attack on the same village last month.
- 4 March– Four police officers and two militiamen were killed by Boko Haram militants during a raid on an army base in Damboa, Borno State, Nigeria.
- 17 March– The Niger armed forces say they killed 50 members of Boko Haram in Toumour, Diffia Region
- 24 March– Boko Haram killed 92 Chandian Soldiers at an army base on Lake Chad.
- 24 March– March 2020 Chad and Nigeria massacres – Between 50 and 75 Nigerian soldiers are ambushed and killed by Boko Haram in Goneri village, Borno State, Nigeria.