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Bombing of Nigerian Beer Garden Kills 25

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Suspected Islamic militants threw a bomb into a beer garden in northeastern Nigeria Sunday, killing 25 people and wounding at least 12 others. Police and witnesses say the attackers drove up to the open-air pub in Maiduguri on motorcycles and tossed a bomb into the crowd of drinkers. Some witnesses say the attackers also fired […]

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Nigerian Police Backtrack on Suicide Bomb Claim

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Nigeria say they are no longer sure if an attack last week on police headquarters in Abuja was a suicide bombing. Police said soon after the June 16 bombing that it was a suicide attack believed to have been carried out by the Islamist radical group Boko Haram. The attack left at least […]

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: Nigerian Police Arrests Three In Suspected Child Ritual Killing

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 4:32 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian police say they have arrested three people in connection with the alleged ritual killing of a one-year old girl in Ondo State. A police official says the suspects confessed to the murder of the toddler following their arrest in the Igbokoda area, where she lived. Police spokesman Adeniran Aremu said Tuesday the suspects broke […]

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Seven Killed in Northern Nigeria Attacks

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Seven people in northern Nigeria have been killed in two attacks blamed on Boko Haram, a radical Islamist group. Witnesses say the dead include five police officers and two civilian bystanders. Several Boko Haram members launched an attack on a police station in the town of Kankara in Katsina state late Monday. The other attack […]

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Gunmen Attack Nigerian Police Station and Bank

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Nigeria say gunmen attacked a police station in the northern part of the country late Monday, killing several police officers. The gunmen, suspected members of the radical Boko Haram Islamic group, also attacked a nearby bank in the town of Kankara in the far northern state of Katsina. Several days ago, Boko Haram […]

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NNigeria’s President Visits Site of Police Headquarters Bombing

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has visited the site of what is believed to be the country’s first suicide bombing, which killed a police officer and wounded at least seven other people. After his inspection Friday, the president urged Nigerians not to panic, saying “terrorist attacks” are affecting countries all over the world. The radical Islamist […]

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Suicide Blast Hits Nigeria Police Headquarters

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A suicide bombing outside Nigeria’s national police headquarters in Abuja has killed at least two people, including the bomber. The blast is believed to be the first suicide bombing in Nigeria. A spokesman for the Islamist radical group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the blast in an interview with VOA. The group is blamed for […]

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Blast Hits Nigeria Police Headquarters

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A suicide bombing outside Nigeria’s national police headquarters in Abuja has killed at least two people, including the bomber. A spokesman for the Islamist radical group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the blast in an interview with VOA. The group is blamed for a string of deadly attacks in Nigeria’s north that have targeted police […]

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Blast Hits Nigeria Police Headquarters

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bombing outside Nigeria’s national police headquarters in Abuja has killed at least two people, including the bomber. A spokesman for the Islamist radical group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the blast in an interview with VOA. The group is blamed for a string of deadly attacks in Nigeria’s north that have targeted police […]

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Blast Hits Nigeria Police Headquarters

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful bomb has exploded outside Nigerian police headquarters in the capital, Abuja, killing at least one person. Officials with Nigeria’s emergency management agency say they suspect a suicide bomber carried out the attack and died in the blast. In an interview with VOA, a spokesman for the Islamic militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility […]

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