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Five killed in suicide attack on mosque in Nigeria: Militia leader

A female suicide bomber killed five people when she blew herself up in a mosque in northeast Nigeria, in the latest attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists, local militiamen told AFP.

Sep 27, 2017, 06:11 AM IST

Suicide bombers kill 15 in northeast Nigeria

The UN children's fund said last month that 83 children had been used as suicide bombers this year, four times as many as in all of 2016.

Sep 18, 2017, 19:12 PM IST

At least 33 dead in Nigeria boat capsize: Emergency services

NEMA coordinator Suleiman Mohammed Karim said the accident happened in a remote area of Kebbi state on Wednesday morning.

 

Sep 15, 2017, 21:55 PM IST

Boko Haram attack kills six in Nigeria: Government

Earlier this year, the Nigerian military said it had retaken control of the forest, but there are reports the militants have moved back in. 

 

Aug 02, 2017, 22:28 PM IST
Nigeria mistakenly bombs refugee camp, kills at least 52

Nigeria mistakenly bombs refugee camp, kills at least 52

Among the wounded are Nigerians working for Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Jan 17, 2017, 22:25 PM IST
Boko Haram releases new video of alleged Chibok girls

Boko Haram releases new video of alleged Chibok girls

Boko Haram on Sunday released a video of the girls allegedly kidnapped from Chibok in April 2014, showing some who are still alive and claiming others died in air strikes.

Aug 14, 2016, 17:59 PM IST

Boko Haram gunmen kill 30 in two Nigeria village raids

At least 30 people have been killed in Boko Haram raids on two villages in northeast Nigeria, vigilantes told AFP Saturday.

Feb 14, 2016, 04:23 AM IST
Gunmen kill policeman, 19 others in northeast Nigeria: Police

Gunmen kill policeman, 19 others in northeast Nigeria: Police

Gunmen suspected to be ethnic Fulani herders have killed a policeman and 19 civilians in attacks on four farming communities in Nigeria`s northeastern Adamawa state, the police said Monday.

Jan 25, 2016, 16:03 PM IST

Nigerian Islamic court sentences cleric to death

An Islamic court in Kano, northern Nigeria, has sentenced a Muslim cleric to death for blasphemy against Islam`s holiest figure, the Prophet Mohammed, prosecutors and justice officials said on Tues

Jan 06, 2016, 01:22 AM IST

30 dead in Boko Haram attack on 3 Nigeria villages: Vigilante

Most of the victims were slaughtered and most of the wounded had suffered machete cuts.

Dec 16, 2015, 04:06 AM IST

Death toll rises to 22 in Nigeria suicide attack on Shi`ite Muslim procession

The death toll in a suicide bombing on a Shia Muslim procession near the northern Nigerian city of Kano has risen to 22 after one more person was confirmed dead, one of the organisers said Saturday. 

Nov 28, 2015, 15:55 PM IST
Suicide bomber kills 21 at Shi`ite Muslim procession in Nigeria

Suicide bomber kills 21 at Shi`ite Muslim procession in Nigeria

A suicide bomber on Friday blew himself up among crowds in a Shia Muslim procession outside the northeast Nigerian city of Kano, organisers told AFP. 

Nov 27, 2015, 20:13 PM IST

Female suicide bombers kill 15 in Kano, NE Nigeria: Police

Two young female suicide bombers, including one thought to be aged just 11, killed 15 people at a busy mobile phone market in Kano, northeast Nigeria, police said on Wednesday.

Nov 19, 2015, 00:13 AM IST

Eight die in Nigeria from toxic fumes inhalation

 Eight people died from inhaling toxic fumes on Saturday and some 100 others were hospitalised after an accidental blast hit a water treatment plant near Jos in central Nigeria, local officials said.

Jul 26, 2015, 01:49 AM IST

Suspected Islamists kill eight in NE Nigeria village: Locals

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed eight people in a raid on a village in northeastern Nigeria`s Borno state, a local resident and a vigilante said Thursday.

Jul 23, 2015, 23:59 PM IST

Three girls blow themselves up in deadly Nigeria attacks

Three girls staged suicide bombings in the Nigerian city of Damaturu on Friday, killing at least 13 people as residents prepared for the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, police said.

Jul 18, 2015, 08:06 AM IST
Twin blasts hit market in NE Nigeria, 'nearly 50 killed'

Twin blasts hit market in NE Nigeria, 'nearly 50 killed'

At least 49 people were killed and dozens injured when twin blasts struck a market in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe, rescue workers said.

Jul 17, 2015, 05:55 AM IST

Deadly twin blasts hit market in NE Nigeria: Witnesses

Twin blasts rocked a market in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Thursday, leaving several people dead, witnesses said, in the latest slew of violence likely linked to Boko Haram jihadists.

Jul 17, 2015, 02:55 AM IST

At least 30 dead in triple Islamist attack in NE Nigeria

 At least 30 people were killed in three attacks by Islamists in northeastern Nigeria, local officials and inhabitants said Wednesday.

Jul 15, 2015, 22:15 PM IST

Dozens killed in Boko Haram raids on NE Nigeria villages

Boko Haram gunmen killed dozens of people in four villages in northeast Nigeria, slitting some residents' throats and opening fire on others, one resident and the police said today.

Jul 14, 2015, 19:23 PM IST