Yobe

Female suicide bomber blows herself up in NE Nigeria market

A female suicide bomber blew herself up Friday at a big market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a vigilante and a witness said.

Jul 31, 2015, 15:04 PM IST

Boko Haram kill 11 in Nigeria who `escaped forced conscription`: Residents

Suspected Boko Haram militants executed 11 men overnight Friday in northeastern Nigeria, dragging them out of their homes and shooting them for escaping forced conscription by the armed group, residents said.

Jul 03, 2015, 18:43 PM IST

Nigeria military says Yobe state cleared of Boko Haram

Nigeria's military on Monday said that it had cleared Boko Haram from the northeastern state of Yobe, after reclaiming the town of Goniri.

Mar 17, 2015, 00:35 AM IST

20 killed in bus station explosion in Nigeria

At least 20 bodies have so far been recovered at the scene of an explosion which rocked a bus station Monday on the outskirts of Gombe, the capital of Nigeria`s northeastern state by the same name, the Red Cross said.

Dec 22, 2014, 22:10 PM IST

Suicide bombers kill at least six in Nigeria mosques: witnesses

Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in northeast Nigeria`s Yobe state late Tuesday killing at least six people and injuring several others, witnesses told AFP blaming the Boko Haram Islamists.

Jul 30, 2014, 04:50 AM IST

Nigeria: Suicide attack at World Cup viewing venue, 14 killed

Several people were killed in a suicide attack in Yobe state on late Tuesday as the victims were watching World Cup match at an outdoor viewing centre in Damaturu town.

Jun 18, 2014, 10:19 AM IST

1,000 killed in Boko Haram conflict this year: Nigeria

More than 1,000 people have been killed so far this year in three states in northeastern Nigeria worst hit by Boko Haram violence, according to the country`s main relief organisation.

Mar 27, 2014, 00:02 AM IST

Boko Haram gunmen kill students as they sleep in Nigerian college

Suspected Islamist militants stormed a college in northeastern Nigeria and shot dead around 40 male students, some of them while they slept early on Sunday, witnesses said.

Sep 29, 2013, 18:27 PM IST

30 killed in Nigeria school attack

Most of the victims were burnt alive by the assailants in yesterday`s attack in a boarding school in Potiskum area.

Jul 08, 2013, 16:13 PM IST

Boko Haram militants attack school in Nigeria, 42 students dead

At least 42 students and one teacher were shot dead by suspected Islamic extremists in the northeast Nigerian town here on Saturday.

Jul 06, 2013, 18:40 PM IST

Nigeria`s president declares state of emergency in 3 states

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared state of emergency in three troubled northern states, where a radical Islamist outfit has been carrying out killings and battling with government forces.

Jun 15, 2013, 00:27 AM IST

Indians advised to avoid visiting 3 Nigerian states

Indians have been advised to avoid visiting three states in Nigeria where emergency has been declared to combat militancy.

Jun 05, 2013, 16:41 PM IST

Nine killed by Boko Haram militants in shootout in Nigeria

Radical Islamist sect Boko Haram militants stormed a police station in northeast Nigeria`s Yobe state, sparking a shootout in which four policemen and five insurgents were killed, officials said.

Apr 12, 2013, 00:18 AM IST