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Two persons, including an Islamic cleric, were killed on Monday by members of a radical sect in Borno State of Nigeria, police said. "Two gunmen joined our mosque for the early morning prayers, when one of us was shot at a close range and slumped
Nigerians are hopeful that negotiations will bring a respite from the violence.
Rating Nigeria tightened security and the United States warned of the risk of attacks Friday ahead of this weekend's Eid festivities, which mark the end of the Muslim month of fasting. Nigeria, struggling with a deadly insurgency by Islamist
Kano cancels famous durbar horse festival Traditionally thousands of people attend the royal horse parade in Kano A festival held during Muslim Eid celebrations has been cancelled in northern Nigeria, a region hit by a wave of militant Islamist
Three people, including two members of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, were killed on Tuesday as a bomb that was being carried on a motorbike accidentally went off in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna, police said.
At least 20 suspected Boko Haram militants have been killed in a gun battle with the military in Nigeria's Borno state, Xinhua reported. The militants were killed in an overnight raid on Sunday in the state capital Maiduguri.
Items recovered in the raid, according to JTF, include 36 IEDs of various calibres, five guns, four smoke guns, 739 rounds of various calibre of ammunition, 2.5 litres of nitric acid and seven bags of ammonia fertilizer. Muslim faithfuls are
Nigerian troops recovered weapons in raids on suspected Boko Haram bases in two northern cities, officials said on Saturday. A raid in Tudun Bayero, some 10km from Kano, northern Nigeria's largest city, was carried out early on Saturday after a tip-
The governor of Imo State, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha, yesterday blamed the worrisome state of insecurity in Nigeria on the visionless leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government which, he noted, has given birth to Boko Haram
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Nigeria to urge authorities there to do more to fight terrorism and clamp down on corruption. Clinton arrived in the capital of Abuja on Thursday and was meeting Nigerian President