Boko Haram is a militant Islamist movement active in northeastern Nigeria. The group also has footholds in Chad, Niger and Cameroon; one stated ideological goal is to introduce Sharia law across its territory.
Since Boko Haram's founding by Mohammed Yusuf in the early 2000s, thousands of people have been killed in the terror group's attacks on schools, security forces, government agencies and churches. Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians have been displaced. The group has also seized significant chunks of territory around their home state of Borno. DW's latest content on Boko Haram is collated below.
Aid Group Doctors Without Borders has said it fears up to 170 were killed in the Nigerian Air Force's botched bombing on a refugee camp on Tuesday. The group has so far counted 90 deaths, most of whom women and children.
All this year the problem of food shortages in northern Nigeria has been highlighted by various aid agencies. The UN described it this month as the worst on the African continent. President Buhari though says that is hype. But the Boko Haram insurgency has disrupted food production in the region. Mohammed Al-Amin is DW's correspondent in northern Nigeria.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has pledged 4.2 million euros to help in the fight against Boko Haram militants. But her West African tour stalled on Sunday after her airplane experienced computer problems.