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Suspected Militant Attacks in Nigeria Leave 23 Dead

Posted October 20th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian hospital officials say a wave of attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants has left at 23 people dead, while authorities say they have arrested a prominent member of the Islamist sect. Hospital officials said Saturday the deaths resulted from a series of explosions and shootings that began on Thursday in the northeastern part of […]

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Ethnic Dispute Leaves 30 Dead in Central Nigeria

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in central Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed in fighting between Muslim herdsmen and Christian villagers. Officials say the fighting occurred Sunday in Benue state when the mainly Fulani herdsmen attacked a village of Christian Tivs, burning homes and farmland and leaving several injured. Police say the clash was triggered by […]

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Suspected Robbers Kill 21 Villagers in Nigeria

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Armed robberies along Nigeria’s roadways are common. Local disputes erupting into violence also are common, especially in the north where the central government’s rule is at its weakest.

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Shooting Outside Mosque Kills 20 in Nigeria

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say suspected robbers opened fire outside a mosque in the northern part of the country, killing at least 20 people. Authorities say the attack occurred early Sunday in Dogon Dawa village in Kaduna state. A rescue official in the state who lives nearby told The Associated Press that as many as 50 gunmen […]

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Rights Group: Human Rights Abuses on Both Sides in Boko Haram Conflict

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group says both the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and Nigerian security forces trying to subdue them may have committed crimes against humanity. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch released a report Thursday saying Boko Haram has committed “widespread and systematic murder and persecution” in its attacks on government agents, Christians, and moderate Muslims. […]

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Nigerian Task Force Denies Killings in Borno State

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian security forces are denying reports soldiers killed at least 30 people and burned shops and houses in the city of Maiduguri in revenge for a bomb attack. Residents of the northeastern city say soldiers went on a rampage Monday after a bomb went off near an army patrol, killing at least one soldier. A […]

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Nigeria Will Not Appeal Bakassi Ruling

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria says it will not appeal an international court ruling that gave a disputed peninsula, potentially rich in oil, to Cameroon. Nigerian Attorney General Mohammed Bello Adoke said Tuesday that his country will not challenge the 2002 ruling by the International Court of Justice regarding the Bakassi peninsula. Adoke said Nigeria might instead try to […]

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Witnesses Say Nigerian Soldiers Kill 30 After Blast

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in northern Nigeria are accusing soldiers of firing on civilians in the troubled city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people. Reporters and hospital workers say many of the dead appear to be civilians. They say soldiers also set fire to homes and shops. Residents say the violence took place Monday after a bomb […]

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Nigerian Army Says 30 Boko Haram Terrorists Killed in Gunbattle

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s army says soldiers on Sunday killed 30 suspected Boko Haram members during a gunfight in northeastern Yobe state. A spokesman says a senior aide to Boko Haram’s leader was among those killed. Nigerian soldiers seized a number of weapons including rifles, knives and bows and arrows. The army says it arrested 10 Boko Haram […]

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Witnesses Report Campus Slaughter in Northern Nigeria

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say at least 25 people have been killed at a college in northeastern Nigeria, in what appears to be a systematic slaughter by unidentified gunmen. Students at the Federal Polytechnic College in the Adamawa state town of Mubi tell VOA that gunshots were heard beginning at about 10 p.m. Monday and continuing for at […]

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