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Clashes between Nigeria army, Islamists kill 59: Official

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 06:04

Clashes between Nigerian armed forces and Islamists after a daring attack on the military in the country`s restive northeast left 53 insurgents and six troops dead, a spokesman said.

Gunmen kill at least nine: Nigerian Army, police

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:08

Gunmen on Wednesday killed at least nine people and set fire to dozens of houses in central Nigeria, the army and police said, in the latest violence to hit the region.

Nigerian Army kills 20 insurgents

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 12:47

The Nigerian Army has said its troops killed 20 Boko Haram suspects in a raid on the insurgents` camp in northeastern Borno state, and destroyed vehicles and 50 motorcycles.

Nigerian Army says it killed 150 insurgents, loses 16 troops

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 15:18

Nigeria`s military said on Wednesday it had killed 150 insurgents, including a commander named Abba Goroma, in an operation against Islamist group Boko Haram in which 16 of its own forces were also killed.

Islamic group claims killing Nigerian troops

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 09:02

A little known extremist Islamic group has claimed that it killed two soldiers who were on a convoy to Nigeria` Kaduna.

Prominent ex-general killed by Nigerian gunmen

Last Updated: Saturday, November 03, 2012, 16:25

A former General in the Nigerian Army, was shot dead by gunmen suspected to be members of radical Islamic sect Boko Haram.

Baby killed in Army shootout in northeast Nigeria

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 10:53

A witness says stray bullets from an Army shootout wounded a woman and killed a baby strapped to her back in Nigeria`s northeast.

Nigerian Army launches operation to flush out militants

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 22:09

Nigerian Army has launched a major military operation against militants in a central mountainous region.

Nigeria Army outpost attacked in northeast, 2 dead

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 23:47

Nigeria`s military says gunmen from a radical Islamist sect attacked an Army outpost, killing two people.