Articles Tagged 'Nigeria'
Nigeria: Babies used in suicide bombings, officials warn
Female suicide bombers in Nigeria are now carrying babies to avoid detection in their attacks, authorities warn.
An attack in the town of Madagali on… READ MORE
Up To 2,000 Nigerean Civilians Killed In 3-Day Boko Haram Massacre
After a coordinated three-day rampage on the town of Baga in northeast Nigeria, as well 15-20 other nearby towns, up to 2000 resident civilians have… READ MORE
Nigeria military says knows where girls are, rules out force
LAGOS | Nigeria’s military knows where the more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram are but has ruled out using force to rescue them, the state news agency quoted Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh as saying on Monday.
Seven weeks since Boko Haram militants abducted more than 200 girls taking exams at secondary school in the… READ MORE
Girls kidnapped in Nigeria forced to marry their terrorist captors: report
The more than 200 missing girls kidnapped from a school in Nigeria earlier this month are being forced to marry Islamic extremists, a civil society group said Wednesday.
Parents say the girls are being sold to Boko Haram militants for 2,000 naira ($12), Halite Aliyu of the Borno-Yobe People’s Forum told the Associated Press.
“The latest reports are that [the… READ MORE
Boko Haram kills 59 children at Nigerian boarding school
Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram shot or burned to death 59 pupils in a boarding school in north-east Nigeria overnight, a hospital official and security forces said on Tuesday.
“Some of the students’ bodies were burned to ashes,” police commissioner Sanusi Rufai said of the attack on the federal government college of Buni Yadi, a secondary school in Yobe… READ MORE
Death toll from Islamist attack in northeast Nigeria doubles to 98
BAMA, Nigeria | Gunmen from Nigeria’s Islamist Boko Haram sect killed 98 people in the northeastern town of Bama on Wednesday, residents there said after burying their folk, more than double the figure given by police a day earlier.
Gunmen stormed the town in the early hours of Wednesday, firing on a school, shooting or burning to death dozens of… READ MORE
Islamic extremists use weapons hidden in coffin to kill 13 in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria â€” Suspected Islamic extremists who hid their assault rifles inside a coffin launched an attack against vigilantes in a northeast Nigeria city at the heart of the countryâ€™s bloody insurgency, killing 13 people before being shot by security forces, witnesses said Saturday.
The attack happened Friday in Maiduguri, the spiritual home of the extremist network Boko Haram thatâ€™s… READ MORE
Islamist gunmen kill six in northeast Nigeria Christmas services attack
KADUNA, Nigeria | Gunmen killed six people at a church in northeast Nigeria early on Tuesday, the third year running that Christmas services have come… READ MORE
Suicide bomber kills eight, injures 100 in Nigerian church
By Garba Mohammed and Isaac Abrak, Reuters
KADUNA | A suicide bomber drove a jeep packed with explosives into a Catholic church in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing at least eight people, injuring more than 100 and triggering reprisal attacks that killed at least two more, officials said.
The bomber drove right into the packed St Rita’s church in the… READ MORE
Suicide bomber attacks Nigerian church in Jos
By Buhari BelloÂ |Â Reuters
A suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a church in the Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday, killing two people and wounding 38, and Christian youths beat two Muslims to death in revenge.
A Reuters reporter at the scene of the blast saw two of the bodies, which police said included the… READ MORE