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Young girl suicide bomber kills seven in Nigeria

A girl thought to be as young as seven killed herself and seven others in a suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria on Sunday as President Goodluck Jonathan conceded his government had initially underrated the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

Female suicide bomber kills 7 in northeast Nigeria: Police

A female suicide bomber killed seven people on Sunday at a bus station in the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu, the latest in a spate of similar attacks blamed on Boko Haram, police said.

Boko Haram invades restive Nigerian city of Gombe: Locals

Hundreds of Boko Haram Islamists on Saturday invaded the restive northeast Nigerian city of Gombe, firing heavy guns and throwing leaflets calling on residents to boycott the forthcoming general elections, locals told AFP.

Blast after presidential rally in Nigeria, fear of attacks grows

President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday escaped a suspected suicide bomb blast after he left a campaign rally in northeast Nigeria, as the country braced for fresh Boko Haram attacks before polling day.

Suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria kills 7: Police

A suicide bomb attack targeting a political meeting killed seven people in northeast Nigeria`s Potiskum city on Sunday, just two weeks from national elections, witnesses and a police officer said.

Two blasts rock Nigeria's Gombe city, 5 dead: Sources

Two blasts rocked north Nigeria's Gombe city on Sunday, killing five people, with one of the attacks targeting a military checkpoint, witnesses and a military source said.

Renewed Boko Haram raids kill many in northeast Nigeria

Scores of people have been killed and many others forced to flee to the mountains following a renewed series of Boko Haram raids in northeast Nigeria, a lawmaker and a relief agency official said Tuesday.

Nigeria`s Sharia police arrest 12 over `gay wedding`

 Twelve young men were arrested in the north Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly planning a gay wedding, the Islamic law-enforcement agency, the Hisbah, said on Tuesday.

Boko Haram frees 192 people held in NE Nigeria: Sources

Boko Haram has released nearly 200 hostages, most of them women, who were kidnapped from a village in the northeast Nigerian state of Yobe, a community leader and a military source told AFP Saturday.

Suicide bomber kills four at Nigeria bus station

A suicide bomber killed four people and wounded dozens Sunday in an attack at a bus station in Potiskum, northeastern Nigeria, police and hospital sources said.

'Northeastern Nigeria suicide bombing kills five, wounds 11'

A suicide bomber killed five people and wounded 11 Friday in northeastern Nigeria, an emergency services official told AFP.

'Corpses everywhere' as Boko Haram still 'in control' of Nigerian town: Resident

Boko Haram remains in control of the northeast Nigerian town of Baga more than a week after a massacre feared to be the worst since the insurgency began, a resident said on Monday.

Suicide bombing outside Nigeria church, several injured

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside an evangelist church in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, injuring several people, witnesses and a rescue worker said.

Blast at northeast Nigeria market kills 7: Police

A explosion at the main market in northeast Nigeria`s Bauchi city killed seven people and injured 25 others in an area repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram, police said Tuesday.

Nigeria`s opposition leader slams Boko Haram `reign of terror`

Nigeria`s main opposition leader Mohammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned deadly Boko Haram attacks this weeks in two cities repeatedly hit by the extremist group which seeks to impose an Islamist state in the mainly Muslim north.

Female suicide bombers kill four at busy Nigeria market

Two female suicide bombers killed at least four people at a busy market in northern Nigeria's largest city Kano on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a horrific attack at the city's central mosque.

Female suicide bombers kill four in Nigeria market attack: Police

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowded textile market in north Nigeria`s biggest city on Wednesday, killing at least four, police said.

Blast at busy textile market in Nigeria`s Kano city: Traders

A blast ripped through a busy textile market in the north Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday, a trader and multiple online reports said.

Nigeria vows to hunt those behind `heinous` mosque attacks

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed to hunt down those behind "heinous" attacks that killed at least 120 at the mosque of an Islamic leader who issued a call to arms against Boko Haram.


Nigeria president vows to hunt those behind mosque attacks

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed on Saturday to hunt down those behind "heinous" attacks which left at least 120 dead at the mosque of a top Islamic leader and vocal critic of Boko Haram.