Boko Haram insurgency
Clashes near the village of Toumour in Niger's southeast Diffa Region kill at least 30 Boko Haram militants and five Niger Armed Forces soldiers.
Over 50 people are massacred by suspected Boko Haram fighters in Rann, Nigeria.
Hundreds of Boko Haram militants attack a military post in Diffa, Niger, killing 16 soldiers and wounding nine others. In the ensuing gun battle, around 50 Islamist insurgents were killed.
Boko Haram jihadists raid the town of Diffa, killing four civilians and four soldiers. Six attackers are killed by responding security forces.
Hundreds of residents flee and government forces withdraw after the town of Marte in Borno State, Nigeria, is captured by Islamic State – West Africa Province militants. The military says it "tactically withdrew" troops, while confirming the town is under insurgent control.
Boko Haram kill 28 people and burn down hundreds of homes in Toumour, Diffa, Niger.
Boko Haram insurgents carries out an overnight attack against a village in Gwoza, Nigeria, killing 75 elders.
About 900 children are released from the Civilian Joint Task Force, a militia formed in Nigeria to counter Boko Haram.
Boko Haram militants attack the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri with rocket-propelled grenades and multiple suicide bombers. At least 30 people are reportedly killed.
An overnight raid by suspected Boko Haram militants on Niger's southern border town of Abadam, kills two Nigerien Army soldiers and three civilians. And, separately, a suicide-bomb attack on Lake Chad killed three of the attackers but no one else. A military convoy was also ambushed by militants in northern Cameroon, although there were no reported deaths.
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 14 civilians in the southeast Diffa Region of Niger near the Nigerian border. The Nigerien government recently approved a law prolonging a 15-day state of emergency for the Diffa region by three months in a bid to boost security.