Jos

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Many killed in central Nigeria religious violence

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

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.

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.

Nigeria: Homes set ablaze in violence-torn region

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

Radical Nigerian Muslim group claims attacks

A radical Muslim sect has claimed responsibility for the Christmas Eve bombings & church attacks in Nigeria.

Six killed in ethnic clashes in Northern Nigeria

Atleast six people were killed in an
ethnic violence in Nigeria`s northern flashpoint town of Jos.

Tension rises as slain Christian cleric buried in Nigeria

Tension gripped the volatile city of Jos in northern Nigeria as a Christian cleric Ishaya Kada and his wife Selina, who were allegedly abducted and killed by Muslim fundamentalists last week, were buried.