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The gunmen stormed Silimanti, Polo area of the town, at around 8.30 am on Thursday and fired gun shots at men working at a bakery, killing at least five people there, sources said. They also killed a water hawker and the customs officer at a separate
Nigeria (AP) — The U.S. warned its citizens Wednesday that a radical Islamist sect may attack Nigeria's capital Abuja, including hotels frequented by foreigners, the second time it has advised such an assault is possible in the West African nation.
Islamic Boko Haram extremists received funding from al-Qaida-linked groups as well as organizations based in Britain and Saudi Arabia, officials say. The Nigerian Tribune of Lagos reported the country's State Security Service had worked with local
Theresa's Catholic church, the scene of a Christmas day bomb attack, just outside the capital Abuja, December 31, 2011. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency Saturday in parts of northern Nigeria affected by the Islamist
The bombing at St Theresa's Catholic church in Madalla on Abuja's outskirts during a packed Christmas mass was the deadliest of a series of Christmas attacks on Nigerian churches and other targets by the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram. "As of just
Islamist Sect Boko Haram Is Growing Threat 26 December 2011 The Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram, which claimed a wave of Christmas bombings that left at least 35 people dead, has carried out scores of attacks that have grown increasingly
Several explosions ripped through Nigeria's troubled northeastern and predominantly Muslim city of Maiduguri on Friday, including a suicide bomb attack on military offices, the army said. Another one of the bombs went off outside the offices of the