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100 killed in Nigeria attacks as gunmen storm villages

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 23:17

100 people were killed in religiously divided centre of Nigeria this weekend, local officials said as tensions between Muslim-dominated herdsmen and mostly Christian farmers again turned deadly.

Religious violence in Nigeria kills eight, say locals

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 03:48

A Christian family of seven was killed in northern Nigeria, prompting a revenge attack on Muslims in which one person died, locals told a news agency.

19 killed in attacks in northern Nigeria

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 09:24

Nineteen people were killed over the weekend in Nigeria`s northern state of Kaduna where gunmen attacked two villages of a local community, officials said.

Nigeria military base bombing: Death toll hits 30

Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 23:17

The death toll in a twin suicide bombing at a church inside a military barracks in Kaduna state in northern Nigeria has risen to at least 30.

Twin suicide attacks at church kill 11 in Nigeria

Last Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 20:28

Two suicide bombers targeted a church inside a military barrack in northern Nigeria, killing at least 11 people and injuring several others.

At least 20 Muslim worshippers killed in Nigeria

Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 17:25

At least 20 Muslim worshippers were shot dead or stabbed to death by unidentified attackers at a mosque in Nigeria.

Nigeria President sacks NSA, defence minister

Last Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 10:21

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has come under heightened criticism for improper handling of the insurgency by Boko Haram.

Over 100 killed in Nigerian church attacks: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 09:16

UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, has condemned the attacks by Boko Haram against places of worship and religious freedom.

Nigeria: 101 dead in sectarian clashes

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 11:35

Nigeria has both Muslim and Christian population, with Muslims predominant in the north while Christians mostly live in the South.

Nigeria bombings: Boko Haram claims responsibility; toll rises to 75

Last Updated: Monday, June 18, 2012, 11:51

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for suicide bomb attacks that left at least 75 people dead in northern Nigeria on Sunday.

50 people killed in Easter Sunday bombings in Nigeria

Last Updated: Sunday, April 08, 2012, 15:38

A roadside car bomb in Nigeria`s northern town of Kaduna killed several people on Easter on Sunday.

Gunmen kill 2 police officers in Nigeria

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2012, 16:11

The shooting happened a day after the radical sect known as Boko Haram orchestrated a prison break, freeing 119 inmates.