Embattled Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sought parliamentary approval to borrow up to USD 1 billion in foreign loan to fight an insurgency by Boko Haram militants which has claimed thousands of lives in the past five years.
Haram gunmen killed more than 50 people in three separate attacks, including two near Chibok, the Nigerian town were the Islamists kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls last month, witnesses said on Wednesday.
Back-to-back bomb blasts killed at least 118 people and wounded 45 in the crowded business district of the central Nigerian city of Jos on Tuesday, emergency services said, in an attack that appeared to bear the hallmarks of the Boko Haram insurgents.
Back-to-back bomb blasts killed at least 46 people and wounded 45 in the crowded business district of the central Nigerian city of Jos on Tuesday, police said, in an attack that appeared to bear the hallmarks of Boko Haram insurgents.
Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram killed 27 villagers in two attacks in Nigeria`s restive northeast this week, a government official said, as violence continued to flare in the face of an army crackdown on the militants.
Clashes in Nigeria`s restive northeast today killed five Boko Haram Islamists and 13 fighters from a vigilante group which has fought a series of recent battles with the Islamists, a state government official said.
Suspected Islamic militants have opened fire on students taking exams at a school in the country`s troubled northeast, killing at least nine pupils in the latest violence to wrack the volatile region, witnesses said.
At least 17 people, including ten militants, have been killed in fighting between members of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram and security forces in northeastern Nigeria, officials said on Monday.