Dec 22, 2014

Boko Haram risks spreading in region, Guinea leader says

Guinea’s president warned Sunday that Islamic extremism risked spreading throughout West Africa and called on countries in the region to do more to help Nigeria in its struggle against Boko Haram. Alpha Conde’s comments came after the radical group kidnapped 185 people in northeast ...

Dec 14, 2014

Nigerian troops win back cities from extremists

The emir of Mubi was reinstalled Friday in his palace, where until recently flew the black-and-white flag of Nigeria’s Islamic extremists, Boko Haram. Residents are returning from the mountain hideouts where they hid while their city was held for more than a month by ...

Dec 12, 2014

Twin blasts hit Nigerian city Jos, kill about 20

Twin explosions rocked downtown Jos in central Nigeria and killed about 20 people on Thursday, witnesses said. The blasts occurred as store owners were shutting their shops and Muslims were preparing for evening prayers. Witnesses said one blast went off at an outdoor food ...

Female suicide bombers kill six in north Nigeria city

Dec 11, 2014

Female suicide bombers kill six in north Nigeria city

Two female suicide bombers killed at least six people at a textile market in Kano, Nigeria, less than two weeks after a series of blasts killed more than 100 at a mosque in northern Nigeria’s biggest city. Another nine people were injured in Wednesday’s ...

Dec 8, 2014

Russians, French held in Nigeria over military-related air cargo

Nigerian authorities on Sunday said they had detained a Russian cargo plane carrying military equipment in the north Nigerian city of Kano. The country’s defense chiefs announced on Twitter that the Antonov aircraft was held pending an investigation into its provenance and what it ...

Boko Haram raid on Nigeria city believed left over 150 dead

Dec 4, 2014

Boko Haram raid on Nigeria city believed left over 150 dead

More than 150 people, including 38 police, were killed in a dawn raid by Boko Haram on the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu this week, emergency services said on Wednesday. The violence on Monday saw intense fighting on the streets of the Yobe state ...

Nov 28, 2014

Northeast Nigeria bus station blast kills 40: witness

A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people, including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said. The security source and witness Abubakar Adamu, a mechanic who narrowly avoided ...