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South African Court Convicts Nigerian for Deadly Bombing

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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A South African court has found a Nigerian man guilty on terrorism charges for masterminding bombings that killed 12 people in 2010. The court ruled Monday that Henry Okah was guilty on 13 charges related to the twin car bombings in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, that came as the country celebrated its Independence Day. The […]

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3 Killed in Nigeria Attack

Posted January 19th, 2013 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in Nigeria have attacked the convoy of one of the country’s most influential Muslim figures, killing at least three people. Officials say Ado Bayero, the emir of Kano, was unhurt following the attack on his convoy Saturday. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack in Kano, the largest city in northern Nigeria. […]

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6 Killed in Attack on Nigerian Church

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in northeastern Nigeria killed at least six people early Tuesday when they opened fire at a church during a Christmas Eve service. Officials and residents say the attack happened shortly after midnight in a village outside the city of Potiskum in Yobe state. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Yobe is next to […]

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Kidnapped S. Korean Workers Released in Nigeria

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Four South Korean workers kidnapped earlier this week in Nigeria have been released. The employees of Hyundai Heavy Industries were handed over to South Korean officials late Friday. Neither the South Korean government officials nor Hyundai disclosed any information about negotiations that led to the release or if any ransom was paid.

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Suspected Islamic Militants Kill 10 Christians in Northern Nigeria

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Suspected Islamic militants have gone on a murderous rampage in a village in northern Nigeria, killing at least 10 Christians. Residents of Chibok in Borno state say the gunmen stormed into the village late Saturday and targeted Christians. Witnesses say the suspects killers slit the throats of their victims and burned down their homes. Nigerian […]

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ICC Suspects Boko Haram of Crimes Against Humanity

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 11:01 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor has accused Boko Haram militants of committing crimes against humanity in Nigeria, mainly murder and persecution. The office of prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says there is a “reasonable basis” to believe Boko Haram has launched a “widespread and systematic attack” that resulted in the deaths of more than 1,200 Christians and […]

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Blast Rocks Military Church in North Nigeria

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian military says an explosion ripped through a church on an army base on Sunday, with reports of an unknown number of casualties. Reuters cited military sources as saying the blast was from a suicide car bomb that killed at least five people and injured dozens more. The incident took place inside the Jaji […]

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Kidnappers Free 7 Sailors Abducted Off Nigeria

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kidnappers have freed seven sailors, including six Russians and an Estonian, who were abducted last month from a ship off the coast of Nigeria. French company Bourbon, which owns the ship, said Thursday the crew members are in good condition and would leave Nigeria in a few days after undergoing medical tests. The company did […]

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10 Killed in Nigeria Church Bombing, Reprisal Attacks

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide car bomber rammed into a church in Nigeria’s northern city of Kaduna Sunday, killing at least seven people and triggering reprisal attacks that killed another three. The bomber drove a jeep into St. Rita’s church in Kaduna’s Malali district during Sunday morning prayers causing a large explosion. Rescuers rushed the casualties to hospitals. […]

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9 Killed in Nigeria Church Bombing, Reprisal Attacks

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities and witnesses say a suicide car bomber has rammed into a church in the northern city of Kaduna, killing at least seven people and triggering reprisal attacks that killed another two. The bomber drove a jeep into St Rita’s church in Kaduna’s Malali district during Sunday morning prayers, causing a large explosion. Rescuers […]

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