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5 Die in Attack on Nigerian Police Station

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Nigeria say assailants have attacked a police station in the country’s northeast, killing at least five people. The witnesses say the attackers fired machine guns and detonated bombs in the police station in Misau town. They say four police officers were killed as well as at least one civilian. Residents say heavy gunfire […]

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Fresh Violence Kills 13 in Central Nigeria

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Nigerian official says at least 13 people are dead after an attack overnight in central Nigeria where dozens have been killed in ethnic and religious violence since August. A spokesman for the central Plateau state, Pam Ayuba, said Saturday the attack targeted a village near the restive city of Jos. The attack comes a […]

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UN Urges Nigeria to End Ethnic, Religious Violence

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has expressed concern about a surge of ethnic and religious violence in central Nigeria, where officials say a father and his seven children were killed. Officials say the family and at least one other person were killed in a village just outside the restive city of Jos. A spokesman for the U.N. […]

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UN Urges Nigeria to Stop Ethnic, Religious Violence

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has urged Nigeria to stop ethnic and religious violence in its so-called Middle Belt, where it says fighting has killed up to 70 people since August. A spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights called on Nigeria to deal with the root causes of fighting, particularly among Muslim and Christian […]

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Cargo Ship Fire Off Nigerian Coast Kills 3

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 7:36 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nigeria say they have found the bodies of three Indian crew members who went missing after an explosion on their cargo ship. Authorities say the bodies were found Thursday off the coast of Lagos. Two crew members are still unaccounted for while 10 others escaped from the vessel. The explosion happened Sunday causing […]

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Nigeria Arrests 6 for Deadly Bombings

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:16 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s secret police say they have arrested six people linked to a radical Islamic sect suspected of bombing an elections office and a church earlier this year. Nigeria’s State Security Service said Tuesday the detainees belong to Boko Haram, which authorities blame for dozens of bombings and shootings around the country. The security agency says […]

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Religious Violence Leaves 11 Dead in Nigeria

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in central Nigeria say at least 11 people were killed in a recent resurgence of ethnic and religious violence in the region. The latest attacks occurred overnight Sunday near the central city of Jos in Plateau state. Officials say at least seven people were killed in an attack in the Babale area, while four […]

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Nigerian President Vows No Effort Spared Against Terrorism

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria’s president says the country has “strong leads” on who is involved in the “terror war” on Nigerians, a week after an attack on the U.N. headquarters in Abuja killed 23 people. President Goodluck Jonathan said Friday Nigerian security forces will “spare no effort or resource” in bringing terrorism under control. He said he is […]

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Red Cross: Over 100 Dead in Nigerian Flooding

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 1:11 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities say flash floods killed at least 102 people in the country’s southwest in the past week. The Nigerian Red Cross Society says hundreds of residents were displaced after floodwaters from a collapsed dam swept away homes in the town of Ibadan, 150 kilometers from the port district of Lagos. The floods also knocked […]

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Nigeria: Al-Qaida-Linked Man Involved in UN Bombing

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities say a man with links to al-Qaida helped orchestrate last week’s attack on the U.N. headquarters in Abuja that killed 23 people. Nigeria’s State Security Service said Wednesday that Mamman Nur, a member of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, masterminded the bombing while working “in concert” with two other suspects who have […]

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