Gas inhalation kills eight and 100 hospitalised in Nigeria's Jos

Eight people were killed and around 100 needed hospital treatment after inhaling chlorine gas following an explosion at a water treatment plant in Jos, a city in central Nigeria, the state government said on Saturday. 

Jul 25, 2015, 19:10 PM IST

Explosives found at church in Jos, central Nigeria: Police

Explosives were found at a church in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday, police and the Red Cross told AFP, adding that the device went off but there were no casualties.

Jul 12, 2015, 18:30 PM IST

Nigerian troops arrest "mastermind" of Jos, Zaria bombings

Nigerian troops have arrested the mastermind of bombings in the central cities of Jos and Zaria this week that killed at least 69 people, the defence ministry said on Thursday.

Jul 09, 2015, 13:55 PM IST

Nigerian military frees 180 Boko Haram suspects, some babies

Nigeria's military has freed 180 detainees held for months, including women carrying babies with toddlers clinging to their skirts, declaring they are no longer suspected of being part of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist insurgency.

Jul 06, 2015, 21:50 PM IST

Two blasts rock central Nigerian city of Jos: Police

Two blasts rocked the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday, the police said, in the latest unrest to hit the region.

Jul 06, 2015, 04:42 AM IST

Communal violence in central Nigeria kills six: Police

 Gunmen killed at least six people in twin attacks in Nigeria`s restive central region, the latest bloodshed in a long-running conflict between nomadic herdsmen and farming communities, police said Wednesday. 

May 21, 2015, 00:01 AM IST

Two blasts rock central Nigeria`s Jos, at least 17 dead: Military, witnesses

Two blasts targeting a bus park in the central Nigerian city of Jos killed at least 17 people on Thursday, the military and witnesses told AFP.

Feb 27, 2015, 01:10 AM IST

Boko Haram likely behind Jos, Nigeria bombings: State govt

 A double bomb attack that killed 31 people in a crowded market in the central Nigerian city of Jos was likely to have been carried out by Boko Haram, the state government said on Friday.

Dec 12, 2014, 15:05 PM IST

Nigeria Prez seeks USD 1 bn in loan to fight insurgents

Embattled Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sought parliamentary approval to borrow up to USD 1 billion in foreign loan to fight an insurgency by Boko Haram militants which has claimed thousands of lives in the past five years.

Jul 17, 2014, 04:43 AM IST

Gunmen kill four soldiers southeast of Nigeria`s Jos

Gunmen killed four Nigerian soldiers on Monday in an ambush on a military patrol in central Plateau state, about 180 km (110 miles) southeast of Jos, a local government official said.

May 27, 2014, 03:03 AM IST

Three dead as Champions League fans targeted in Nigeria blast

At least three people were killed in the central Nigerian city of Jos in an explosion targeting football fans watching the European Champions League final, the authorities said.

May 25, 2014, 04:24 AM IST

Attack in central Nigeria kills 13, including 9 children: Official

Gunmen killed 13 people, including nine children, in a raid on a village in central Nigeria on Thursday, an official said, the latest violence to hit a region wracked by years of sectarian conflict.

Feb 21, 2014, 01:53 AM IST

Attacks leave more than 50 dead in central Nigeria

Attacks on villages surrounding a central Nigerian city at the heart of unrest between Christians and Muslims have killed more than 50 people this week, officials said today.

Mar 30, 2013, 21:38 PM IST

Nigeria: Seven killed near Jos

Gunmen set fire to a home in a Christian village and shot those who ran outside to flee the flames.

May 10, 2012, 23:42 PM IST

Nigeria: Boko Haram claims Jos church bombing

Boko Haram wishes to overthrow the democratic government of Nigeria and install an Islamic state and the rule of Sharia.

Feb 27, 2012, 11:13 AM IST

Suicide bomber rams car into Nigerian church, 3 killed

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, but Boko Haram has targeted churches in the past.

Feb 26, 2012, 14:54 PM IST

Many killed in central Nigeria religious violence

Christian and Muslim gangs fighting over ownership of cattle and fertile farmland clashed in Barkin Ladi.

Nov 25, 2011, 11:17 AM IST

Fresh central Nigeria attacks kill 15

Jos has been hit by waves of violence between Christian and Muslim groups that have left hundreds dead in recent years.

Sep 10, 2011, 16:15 PM IST

42 die in Christian, Muslim clash in central Nigeria

The clash was a continuation of a fracas that broke out when a group of Muslims were confronted by members of the other community.

Sep 02, 2011, 16:04 PM IST

Nigeria: Homes set ablaze in violence-torn region

Police officers and soldiers struggled to keep the violence under control.

Jan 10, 2011, 12:07 PM IST