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71 dead in week of violence in Nigeria’s Benue state

January 8, 2018 1:53 am
71 dead in week of violence in Nigeria’s Benue state

This picture taken on February 24, 2017, shows a damaged house and a car in the village of Bakin Kogi, in Kaduna state, northwest Nigeria, which was attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen. (Photo by AFP) A government spokesman in Nigeria says a total of 71 people have lost their lives […]

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Nigeria evacuating citizens from Libya amid reports of abuses against refugees

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Nigeria evacuating citizens from Libya amid reports of abuses against refugees

Refugees wait at a naval base in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, January 7, 2018, after being rescued off the coast of Garabulli. (Photo by AFP) Nigeria has started evacuating thousands of its citizens trapped in Libya amid reports of rampant abuses against Europe-bound refugees in the North African state. Nigerian […]

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Nigerian forces attack protesters calling for top Shia cleric Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s release

January 7, 2018 1:10 am
Nigerian forces attack protesters calling for top Shia cleric Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s release

This file photo taken on August 11, 2016 in northern Nigerian city of Kano shows protesters from the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) marching in the rain through the streets to press for the release of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky. (Photos by AFP) Nigerian government forces have attacked protesters calling […]

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At least 17 people killed in shooting attack on Nigerian church

January 2, 2018 4:20 am
At least 17 people killed in shooting attack on Nigerian church

A worker and paramilitary officials carry the remains of a victim of a bomb attack that left 13 people dead in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, October 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) At least 17 people have been killed after a group of armed assailants stormed a church in southern Nigeria and […]

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5,247 killed in Boko Haram militancy in Nigeria’s Adamawa since 2013: Report

December 31, 2017 4:15 pm
5,247 killed in Boko Haram militancy in Nigeria’s Adamawa since 2013: Report

The photo taken on October 23, 2017 shows a man standing with his back to the scene of three bomb blasts that left 13 people dead in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria. (Photo by AFP) At least 5,247 Muslims have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency across the northeastern Adamawa state of […]

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Gunmen kill 10 villagers in Nigeria

December 26, 2017 2:30 am
Gunmen kill 10 villagers in Nigeria

This file photo taken on October 23, 2017 shows a man standing with his back to the blood stained scene of three bomb blasts that left 13 people dead in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. (Photo by AFP) Gunmen have killed 10 people in attacks on two Christian-dominated villages in the northern […]

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Militants of the Takfiri terrorist group Boko Haram pushed out of town in northern Nigeria

November 26, 2017 1:43 am
Militants of the Takfiri terrorist group Boko Haram pushed out of town in northern Nigeria

A worker and paramilitary officials carry the remains of a victim of a bombing attack that left 13 people dead in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on October 23, 2017. (AFP photo) Militants of the Takfiri terrorist group Boko Haram captured a town in northern Nigeria for several hours before being repelled […]

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari urged to free Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky

November 9, 2017 1:43 am
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari urged to free Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky

Protesters from the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) carry banners during a march to press for the release of their leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on August 11, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been strongly urged to release the African country’s […]

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Boko Haram leader’s wife killed in airstrike: Nigerian military

October 25, 2017 11:30 am
Boko Haram leader’s wife killed in airstrike: Nigerian military

This screengrab taken on August 8, 2016 from a Boko Haram video released by the Nigerian group Boko Haram and shows Boko Haram’s shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau as he vows to fight on, shrugging off an apparent split in the Takfiri terrorist group blamed for thousands of deaths since 2009. […]

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Nigerian Army Kill three Boko Haram terrorists, rescue a child

October 14, 2017 5:31 am
Nigerian Army Kill three Boko Haram terrorists, rescue a child

Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman in Abuja yesterday said the terrorists on sighting the troops, withdrew their attacks as the troops overpowered them with a heavy fire. Troops of 202 Battalion, 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Operation Lafiya Dole said it has killed 3 Boko […]

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Nigerian Army Kill three Boko Haram terrorists, rescue a child

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Nigerian Army Kill three Boko Haram terrorists, rescue a child

Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman in Abuja yesterday said the terrorists on sighting the troops, withdrew their attacks as the troops overpowered them with a heavy fire. Troops of 202 Battalion, 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Operation Lafiya Dole said it has killed 3 Boko […]

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Monkeypox: Senators in Nigeria calls for proactive measure to halt spread

October 10, 2017 10:32 pm
Monkeypox: Senators in Nigeria calls for proactive measure to halt spread

Members of the Nigerian Senate at a plenary. PHOTO: TWITTER/ NIGERIAN SENATE The Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to be pro-active in containing and preventing the spread of Monkey Pox disease already prevalent in parts of the country. Monkey Pox is a rare and infectious disease caused by […]

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Nigeria to try 2,300 Boko Haram militants

October 8, 2017 7:00 pm
Nigeria to try 2,300 Boko Haram militants

A file photo of Boko Haram militants in Nigeria Nigeria is going to try more than 2,300 suspected members of the Takfiri Boko Haram militant group in unprecedented mass trials behind closed doors. The defendants, whose trials are to begin on Monday, have all been picked up and held in detention […]

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Curfew in southeastern Nigeria after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and the military

September 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Curfew in southeastern Nigeria after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and the military

A photo shows a view of an empty highway running past the Ogbaru Market in Onitsha on May 30, 2017, during a shutdown in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Nigerian Civil War. (Photo by AFP) A three-day dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed in southeast Nigeria due to mounting […]

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Curfew in southeastern Nigeria after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and the military

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Curfew in southeastern Nigeria after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and the military

A photo shows a view of an empty highway running past the Ogbaru Market in Onitsha on May 30, 2017, during a shutdown in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Nigerian Civil War. (Photo by AFP) A three-day dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed in southeast Nigeria due to mounting […]

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Cholera spreading among Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram militants : United Nations

September 6, 2017 10:03 pm
Cholera spreading among Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram militants : United Nations

Children gather at the scene of a terrorist attack in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria on July 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Cholera is spreading fast through camps housing people displaced by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Most deaths were recorded in Muna […]

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Cholera spreading among Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram militants : United Nations

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Cholera spreading among Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram militants : United Nations

Children gather at the scene of a terrorist attack in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria on July 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Cholera is spreading fast through camps housing people displaced by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Most deaths were recorded in Muna […]

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Takfiri Boko Haram attacks kill nearly 400 since April: Amnesty International

September 5, 2017 8:05 am
Takfiri Boko Haram attacks kill nearly 400 since April: Amnesty International

In this November 27, 2014, photo, children displaced after attacks by Boko Haram line up in a refugee camp in Yola, Nigeria. (By AP) Amnesty International has voiced alarm over a “sharp rise” in crimes committed by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram terror group, saying attacks by the Daesh-linked militants have […]

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Takfiri Boko Haram attacks kill nearly 400 since April: Amnesty International

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Takfiri Boko Haram attacks kill nearly 400 since April: Amnesty International

In this November 27, 2014, photo, children displaced after attacks by Boko Haram line up in a refugee camp in Yola, Nigeria. (By AP) Amnesty International has voiced alarm over a “sharp rise” in crimes committed by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram terror group, saying attacks by the Daesh-linked militants have […]

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Takfiri Boko Haram terrorists kill 18 people in northeast Nigeria

September 2, 2017 2:39 pm
Takfiri Boko Haram terrorists kill 18 people in northeast Nigeria

This file photo shows Nigerian troops during a patrol in the Borno state town of Banki to guard against Boko Haram attacks. (Photo by AFP) Suspected Takfiri Boko Haram militants have killed at least 18 people in northeastern Nigeria near the border with Cameroon in the latest surge of lethal assaults by […]

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