Aid workers are entering for the first time areas in Nigeria once held by the terrorist militia, and finding nearly a million people in desperate conditions.
VICE News visited northeast Nigeria to meet some of the thousands of women who have been held captive and forced into marriages with Islamic militant group Boko Haram.
With one month to go until Nigeria's elections, the Islamist insurgents, battling to carve out a caliphate in the country's north, are gaining ground.
The plot was revealed after a suspected suicide bomber was apprehended on Tuesday by members of a non-military vigilante group and confessed.
An image circulated by the Cameroonian military purports to show the body of the notorious commander leading an Islamist insurgency in northern Nigeria. But is it really him?
The Nigerian military has recanted claims that it rescued over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by an islamic terrorist group.