It launched an insurgency in 2009 that has killed about 20,000 people and displaced around 2.6 million others, creating one of the world's biggest humanitarian crises.
Boko Haram is a militant organization affiliated with the Daesh terrorist group, outlawed in many countries, including Russian Federation and the United States. The media are sugeesting that the attackers may be affiliated with a terrorist group.
The attack prompted Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is standing in for President Muhammadu Buhari while he is on indefinite sick leave, to ask the military to step up its response. Recent church attacks on June 17 killed more than 50 people and sparked fears of a wider sectarian conflict in Nigeria.
Mattis says USA wants diplomatic solution for NK
North Korea responded by claiming it is preparing a plan to fire missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam in the western Pacific. Trump has said he would not allow Pyongyang to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.
Scattered storms possible in area
Temps will linger in the 70s this evening with high humidity and a breeze out of the south-a fairly typical August night. So a mix of sun & clouds to start the day with temperatures in the 60s, followed by afternoon rain and highs in the 80s.
Manafort changes legal team as investigations expand
Manafort, a longtime Republican operative, had advised the party and its former leader Viktor Yanukovych for almost a decade. Manafort recently filed a foreign agent disclosure report for that consulting work, which ended in 2014.
Diego Costa's agent discusses his Chelsea comeback
Diego Costa has rejected the chance to join AC Milan according to reports today, a move that could cost Chelsea nearly £4m. At the moment, he does not want to play for a club other than Atletico Madrid ".
The Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend
If you get some clear skies, though, look up! It happens every year between the middle of June and the start of September. The meteor shower gets the name Perseids because it appears to radiate outward from the constellation Perseus.