Nigeria gunmen attack convoy, kill seven, including soldier escorts

Jan 30, 2017

Nigeria gunmen attack convoy, kill seven, including soldier escorts

Gunmen believed to be Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a convoy of motorists along a recently secured highway, killing at least seven people and injuring many others, including soldiers in a military escort, witnesses said. The Maiduguri-Biu highway has been one of the ...

Dec 27, 2016

Nigerian troops foil suicide attack in restive city

Nigerian troops on Monday foiled an attempt by two female suicide bombers to attack a cattle market in the restive city of Maiduguri, a frequent target of Boko Haram jihadis, the emergency service said. Ibrahim Abdulkadir of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in ...

Two girl suicide bombers die in Nigeria market blasts

Dec 12, 2016

Two girl suicide bombers die in Nigeria market blasts

Two girl suicide bombers died when they exploded their bombs Sunday in a crowded area near a market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, injuring 17 people, rescue officials said. Survivor Abubakar Musa said he also saw among the victims the bodies of soldiers, ...

Boko Haram raids, razes Chibok-area village, kills two soldiers

Nov 7, 2016

Boko Haram raids, razes Chibok-area village, kills two soldiers

Boko Haram jihadis killed two soldiers and razed a village adjoining the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls two years ago, residents said Sunday. The Nigerian army meanwhile said it had retaken some villages from the Islamist ...