A suicide bomber targeted students at a technical college in Nigeria`s second city of Kano on Wednesday as the campus reopened following a Muslim holiday, witnesses said.
Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan said on Thursday he had ordered a "full-scale operation to put an end to the impunity of terrorists on our soil".
Nigeria`s President Goodluck Jonathan met through the night with security, school and state officials and issued a new directive that "everything must be done" to free the 276 girls kidnapped by Islamic extremists.
Heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers, a security source and witnesses said.
Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed 43 people on Tuesday when they attacked secondary school students as they slept in the latest school massacre to hit Nigeria`s troubled northeast.
At least 22 people were killed in an attack by gunmen who entered a business place in Mubi area of Nigeria`s Adamawa state.
Rebels are claiming responsibility for the kidnapping and release for ransom of two American sailors off the coast of the oil-rich Niger Delta.
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.
Nigeria`s Boko Haram militants attacked the College of Agriculture in Yobe on Sunday and killed number of students as they slept in the dormitory.
A Nigerian security official says at least 11 members of the main Islamic sect in the country`s northeast have been arrested in the town of Michika in Adamawa state.
Vigilantes in northeastern Nigeria killed four suspected members of the Islamist group Boko Haram and captured seven others before handing them over to the army, a military commander said on Sunday.
At least 50 members of radical group Boko Haram were killed in a raid launched by Nigerian Army in the country`s northeastern Borno state, the military has said.
Nigerian military pounded the camps of Islamic militant group Boko Haram`s strongholds across the northeast, killing dozens of militants, the military said.
Boko Haram militants from
Nigeria are bolstering links with al Qaeda and other hardline
groups in West Africa, according to a UN report.
Day in Pics: 22nd December
Showbiz World - December 22, 2014
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