President Muhammadu Buhari promised to defeat Boko Haram by the end of the year. The army has indeed achieved several victories against the Islamist insurgency - but many Nigerians no longer believe that Boko Haram can be defeated so quickly.
The governor of Nigeria's northeastern Borno state has tightened a curfew and stepped up security checks in a bid to clamp down on terror group Boko Haram. Some welcome the measures, others say they erode freedoms.
A suicide bomber has killed at least 11 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, near the border with Cameroon. The attack comes as Boko Haram militants step up their campaign of violence in the region.
The Nigerian army rescued one of the 276 girls who was captured by Boko Haram terrorists at her school in 2014. Although dozens have been released, some 100 are still held captive by the Islamists.
Boko Haram militants have killed four people in an attack on a food convoy carrying aid to displaced civilians in Nigeria. Some 8.5 million people in the conflict region are in need of humanitarian aid.
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