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Nigeria

18 Indians kidnapped by pirates near Nigerian coast released

The mission had taken up with the Nigerian government the kidnapping of the Indian crew of the vessel.

23 Dec 2019 11:07 AM

344-year-old African Tortoise with 'healing powers', Alagba, dies

The king had employed two palace workers to take care of the tortoise. Its remains would be preserved for posterity, Ajamu added.

06 Oct 2019 11:59 AM

Hundreds of chained men and boys rescued in Nigeria

Most of the freed captives seen by a Reuters reporter in the city of Kaduna were children, aged up to their late teens.

28 Sep 2019 3:38 PM

Watch: Nigerian man climbs on plane’s wing moments before takeoff

An Instagram user shared a post with two videos of the strange incident.

22 Jul 2019 4:18 PM

Police says gunmen kill six villagers in Nigeria

Gambo Isah said police were combing the bushes for the bodies of the assailants.

08 Jul 2019 5:00 PM

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At least 45 killed, over 100 injured in fuel tanker blast in Nigeria

The blaze began when a bus tried to pass the scene and its exhaust pipe scraped along the ground causing sparks to fly.

03 Jul 2019 12:41 PM

At least 30 dead, 40 injured in Nigeria triple suicide bombing

Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometres (24 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri.

17 Jun 2019 2:49 PM

How to crush Boko Haram? Analysts say treat women better

Those who have escaped the group are often now living among the same communities badly hit by violence, ICG said.

21 May 2019 8:55 AM

112 Chibok girls still missing, five years after Boko Haram kidnapping

Aisha Musa Maina digs through an old bag looking for memories of her daughter Hauwa, one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped five years ago.

14 Apr 2019 1:03 PM

50-plus people missing after pipeline explodes in Nigeria

A local official says more than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded.

02 Mar 2019 4:29 PM

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Six Nigerian troops killed in Boko Haram raid

The jihadists attacked an army position overnight Thursday in Kamuya.

20 Jan 2019 11:47 AM

It's real me: Nigerian President denies claims he died, was replaced with lookalike

Buhari had spent 5 months abroad for an undisclosed illness. Many have claimed he was replaced by a Sudanese lookalike called Jubril.

03 Dec 2018 3:04 PM

Twin suicide bomb attack in Nigeria kills at least 31

Following suicide bombings, jihadists fired rocket-propelled grenades into crowds gathered at scene of attacks, increasing casualties.

17 Jun 2018 6:10 PM

Four teenage girls launch deadly suicide attack in Nigeria, 2 killed

The suspected Boko Haram attack took place late Friday in the northeast Borno state capital of Maiduguri.

01 Apr 2018 1:13 PM

Freed out of pity: Boko Haram returns abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

'We did it out of pity. And don’t ever put your daughters in school again,' Boko Haram extremists said after returning the girls.

21 Mar 2018 6:16 PM

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110 girls missing after Boko Haram school attack: Nigerian Govt

The kidnapping has raised questions about the military's repeated claims that the Islamist terrorists are on the verge of defeat.

26 Feb 2018 5:16 PM

More than 100 girls are missing, possibly abducted, after Boko Haram attacks school

Parents in Dapchi, in Yobe state, said had they set up a support group after Monday’s raid.

24 Feb 2018 5:27 PM

Nigeria jail break: 4 prisoners dead, 36 missing, say police

Seven inmates were recaptured, while an axe, which was used to attack the kitchen staff, was seized.

28 Dec 2017 2:55 PM

Nigeria troops arrest more than 400 Boko Haram fighters, families

Nwachukwu says the military arrested 167 Boko Haram fighters, 67 women and 173 children who were family members of the insurgents.

16 Dec 2017 4:27 PM

Suicide bomb attack in Nigeria mosque kills 50

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack bears the hallmark of Boko Haram, which typically attacks public places.

21 Nov 2017 4:22 PM

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