Clashes between Nigeria army, Islamists kill 59: Official

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.

Islamic sect, flood kill 6 in northern Nigerian town

Six persons were killed in Gushau as violent Islamic sect Boko Haram struck just after heavy rainstorms devastated some areas of the city.

Nigerian police probe clashes that killed 700

Police in northern Nigeria say they`re investigating how a home-grown Islamist sect unleashed a wave of violence that left more than 700 people dead in clashes last week.

‘More than 600 dead in Nigeria clashes’

More than 600 people were killed last week in days of clashes between the security forces and members of a radical Islamic sect in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a police spokesman said on Sunday.