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20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

An unidentified paramedic checks on Goodness Adams, left, a 10-month baby, who survived Monday's bomb explosion as she is carried by her aunt, Grace Sabo, in an ambulance at Asokoro hospital , Abuja, to be taken to be reunited with her mother at the Wuse hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP

Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Blast rips up busy bus station in Nigerian capital

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An explosion has blasted through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, as hundreds of people were traveling to work.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least 60 killed by suspected Islamists in Nigeria

Local people, some armed with swords gather around the bodies of suspected Islamic militants following an attack at the Giwa Military barracks in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Friday, March, 14. 2014, after the militants struck the northern city of Maiduguri Friday morning, attacking the main military barracks with gunfire and explosions. AP FILE PHOTO

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists on Sunday killed at least 60 people in Nigeria’s troubled north-eastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, a local official said.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Blasts rock north Nigerian city, many feared dead

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb, 20. 2014, a burned out building is seen after an attack by Boko Haram in Bama, Nigeria. The latest attack by suspected Islamic extremists in Nigeria's northeast has left 115 people dead, more than 1,500 buildings razed and some 400 vehicles destroyed, witnesses said Thursday, as a traditional ruler accused the military of being scared to confront the militants. Sitting amid the smoking ruins of his palace, the shehu, or king, of Bama, Kyari Ibn Elkanemi, charged that the government "is not serious" about halting the Islamic uprising in a region covering one-sixth of the country, far from oil fields that make Nigeria Africa's biggest petroleum producer. AP

Two bombs exploded at a crowded marketplace in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday night, and many are feared killed and wounded in the birthplace of the Boko Haram extremist network, witnesses said.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

43 killed in Nigeria in suspected Boko Haram school attack

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Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed 43 people on Tuesday in an attack on secondary school students as they slept in the latest school massacre to hit Nigeria’s troubled northeast.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dozens of students killed in Nigerian school

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb, 20. 2014, burnt out cars are seen after an attack by Boko Haram in Bama, Nigeria. The latest attack by suspected Islamic extremists in Nigeria's northeast has left 115 people dead, more than 1,500 buildings razed and some 400 vehicles destroyed, witnesses said Thursday, as a traditional ruler accused the military of being scared to confront the militants. Sitting amid the smoking ruins of his palace, the shehu, or king, of Bama, Kyari Ibn Elkanemi, charged that the government "is not serious" about halting the Islamic uprising in a region covering one-sixth of the country, far from oil fields that make Nigeria Africa's biggest petroleum producer. AP

Suspected Islamic militants killed dozens of students in a predawn attack on a northeast Nigerian college, survivors say, setting ablaze a locked hostel and shooting and slitting the throats of those who escaped through windows. Some were burned alive.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

30 killed as gunmen attack Nigerian wedding convoy—witnesses

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Gunmen have attacked a wedding convoy in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, killing more than 30 people including the groom in a suspected ambush, witnesses and survivors said Sunday.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Nigeria Islamists slaughter 10 Christians in north

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Ten Christians had their throats slit and militants killed two police officers during attacks on churches and border posts in a fresh wave of violence in northern Nigeria, officials reported Sunday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

36 dead in Nigeria church attacks, rioting

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People gather outside a church following a blast in Kaduna, Nigeria, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Three church blasts rocked a northern Nigerian state Sunday, officials said, prompting protests in a state that has previously been strained by religious tensions. AP / Olu Ajayi

Multiple suicide attacks on churches in northern Nigeria and subsequent rioting by Christian youths targeting Muslims killed at least 36 people on Sunday, officials said.

Posted: June 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Boko Haram’ video claims newspaper attack, threatens media

A video purportedly from Islamist group Boko Haram on Tuesday showed footage of last week’s attack on a Nigerian newspaper and threatens news outlets, including two foreign organizations.

Posted: May 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nigerian ‘bomber’ videos emerge as Islamist fears mount

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Videos have emerged purporting to show members of a Nigerian Islamist sect preparing for suicide attacks, including a young man said to be responsible for last month’s bombing of UN headquarters.

Posted: September 18th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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