Despite all efforts from the Nigerian government, and support by surrounding states, Boko Haram in northern Nigeria is far from defeated.
The epicenter of jihadism in Africa has long been the Sahel, the region that skirts the southern fringe of the Sahara Desert. Islamist groups such as Boko Haram have used the vast and relatively empty area to hide, recruit and organize.
The Islamist militant group Boko Haram is being blamed for a suicide bombing that occurred Tuesday that killed at least 50 worshipers at a mosque.
The Trump administration is green-lighting a nearly $600 million sale of high-tech attack planes to Nigeria to help combat Boko Haram terrorists.
Nigerian security officials have thwarted plans by Islamic State group-linked Boko Haram members to attack the embassies of the United States and the UK.
One of the 200 schoolgirls abducted by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram has been found alive - but she's telling a grizzly story.
President Obama's commitment of troops to fight Boko Haram in Africa came only after China, Russia, Germany and France had already committed to help.