Leader of violent Nigerian Islamist group defends killing Christians in video

By Reuters Staff
January 11, 2012

(A victim lies on the ground after a bomb attack in Abuja in this December 25, 2011 still image taken from video. Islamist militant group Boko Haram said it planted bombs that exploded on Christmas Day at churches in Nigeria, one of which killed at least 27 people on the outskirts of the capital. REUTERS/via Reuters TV)

Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists have support in gov’t, President Jonathan says

By Reuters Staff
January 9, 2012

(A member of the clergy guides security forces through the scene of a car bomb explosion at St. Theresa Catholic Church at Madalla, Suleja, just outside Nigeria's capital Abuja, December 25, 2011. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Nigeria’s Jonathan declares state of emergency against Islamist insurgency

By Reuters Staff
January 2, 2012

(Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (C, with black hat) visits St. Theresa's Catholic church, the scene of a Christmas day bomb attack, just outside the capital Abuja, December 31, 2011. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde )

Insight: Islamist attacks strain Nigeria’s north-south divide

December 29, 2011

(A sign is seen at a police check point near the main market following recent violent clashes in Nigeria's central city of Jos February 15, 2011. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Nigerian Christians warn of religious war after two dozen die in Christmas bombing

December 27, 2011

(A car burns at the scene of a bomb explosion at St. Theresa Catholic Church at Madalla, Suleja, just outside Nigeria's capital Abuja, December 25, 2011. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Nigerian security service says politicians sponsor Boko Haram Islamists

By Reuters Staff
November 22, 2011

(Shattered remnants are seen at the site of a bomb blast at a bar in the Nigerian northeastern city of Maiduguri July 3, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer)

In Nigeria’s northeast, some sympathy for Boko Haram’s violent Islamists

By Reuters Staff
November 14, 2011

(Burnt vehicles are seen at the ECWA church compound in New Jerusalem area of Damaturu, Yobe state, North east Nigeria, November 8, 2011. Nigeria's police said on Tuesday they had arrested suspected members of an Islamist sect behind coordinated attacks in the north of the country. REUTERS/Olatunji Omirin)

Nigeria’s violent Islamists Boko Haram joining with global jihadists: army

By Reuters Staff
November 10, 2011

(A man stands outside a burnt shed which housed a generator in Damaturu, Yobe state, North east Nigeria, November 8, 2011. Nigeria's police said on Tuesday they had arrested suspected members of an Islamist sect behind coordinated attacks in the north of the country that killed at least 65 people late last week. REUTERS/Olatunji Omirin)

Radical Islamist bombings hurting foreign investment in Nigeria – president

By Reuters Staff
September 13, 2011

(Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (C, in baseball cap) surveys the scene a day after a bomb blast ripped through the United Nations offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja August 27, 2011/State House/Handout)

Nigeria arrests 100 suspected members of violent Islamist sect Boko Haram

By Reuters Staff
July 5, 2011

(Shattered remnants at the site of a bomb blast at a bar in the Nigerian northeastern city of Maiduguri that killed five people and injured 10 more in the latest apparent attack by Boko Haram, July 3, 2011/Stringer)