Tim Cocks

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 09:51
A joint military operation between Chad and Niger has killed 123 Boko Haram militants since July and recovered a significant quantity of weapons, Niger's Defence Ministry said on Friday.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 06:34
“We teach them that what they are doing is a total misunderstanding of the Islamic religion, that Prophet Mohamed was compassionate, he even lived together with the non-Muslims in Medina,” said the headteacher Sulaiman Saiki. “We teach them tolerance.”
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 07:50
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan replaced his entire military leadership without explanation on Thursday as he struggles with an Islamist insurgency and political crisis within his ruling party.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 08:48
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday promised a national dialogue to heal what he said was an ethnically and religiously divided nation, and urged his compatriots to unite against extremism to avoid the fate of Syria.
Monday, August 12, 2013 - 11:48
Nigerian ironworker Ba Kaka initially felt sympathy for Boko Haram's violent uprising against a state he and many others saw as corrupt, un-Islamic and kowtowing to Western ideology. But as deaths mounted in the Islamist sect's bloody campaign against state institutions, security services, Christians and even school children in northeast Nigeria, he began to see them as a threat to his life and livelihood.