Nigeria suicide car bombing leaves eight dead in Damaturu

Jul 21, 2015

Nigeria suicide car bombing leaves eight dead in Damaturu

Three policemen and five militants were killed on Monday by a car suicide bomb at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Damaturu, capital of Yobe state in northern Nigeria, a police spokesman said. The checkpoint is on a highway that connects the city with ...

Several dead in apparent Boko Haram blasts at Nigeria market

Jul 17, 2015

Several dead in apparent Boko Haram blasts at Nigeria market

Twin blasts rocked a market in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Thursday, leaving several people dead, witnesses said, in the latest slew of violence likely linked to Boko Haram jihadis. The first explosion took place outside a packed footwear shop around 1620 ...

Boko Haram wages three attacks in Nigeria, killing at least 30

Jul 16, 2015

Boko Haram wages three attacks in Nigeria, killing at least 30

At least 30 people were killed in three attacks by Islamists in northeastern Nigeria, local officials and inhabitants said Wednesday, days ahead of a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Barack Obama. The three assaults were carried out simultaneously Tuesday in Borno state, the ...

Female suicide bomber kills five in northeast Nigeria church

Jul 6, 2015

Female suicide bomber kills five in northeast Nigeria church

A female suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said. It is the latest bombing in a string of attacks blamed on the Islamic extremist ...

Jul 4, 2015

Boko Haram kills nearly 200 in 48 hours in Nigeria

Boko Haram carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, locals said, killing nearly 200 people in 48 hours of violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as “inhuman and barbaric.” The militants have staged multiple attacks across restive Borno state since ...

Jun 29, 2015

Suicide blast at Nigeria leprosy hospital claims five

At least five people have been killed and 10 wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a leprosy hospital on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, emergency services said Sunday. The bomber, who tried to gain access to the ...

Jun 28, 2015

Suicide bombers kill at least three in northeast Nigeria

Two suicide bombers killed at least three people and injured 16 in the capital of the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno on Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly attacks by suspected Islamist militants. The two women tried to get into a hospital ...