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13-Oct-2018 Lagos

Pipeline explosion kills 19 in Nigeria

A pipeline explosion in early hours of Friday had killed at least 19 people in two villages of Osisioma local government area of Abia state in southern Nigeria, a para military body said.Benito Eze, state commander of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence...

03-Sep-2018 Abuja (Nigeria)

11 killed in Nigeria attack

Eleven persons were killed and 12 others injured in an attack in Nigeria's Jos city, police said on Monday.The attackers stormed Lopandet Dwei Du area of the city on Sunday and unleashed terror by shooting indiscriminately at the residents, Xinhua news agency...

30-Aug-2018 Abuja (Nigeria)

8 killed in Nigeria attack

Eight people were killed and three injured in an attack by suspected cattle raiders in Nigeria's Foron district, police said on Thursday.Ninety five houses were burned and 310 cows were stolen by the attackers, who wreaked havoc in the Barkin Ladi area on...

25-Jun-2018 Abuja

86 killed in Nigeria attack

At least 86 people have been killed following a coordinated attack on several villages in the Nigerian state of Plateau, the police said.The attack by suspected gunmen on late Saturday left six persons severely injured and 50 houses, two cars, and 15 motorcycles...

24-Apr-2018 Lagos

13 killed in latest Nigeria church attack

At least 13 people lost their lives when suspected herdsmen attacked a church in central north Benue State on Tuesday, a government spokesperson said.Terver Akase, the state governor's spokesperson, who confirmed the killings, said the governor has cut...

03-Mar-2018 Abuja

15 killed in violence in Nigeria

At least 15 people have been confirmed killed and several others injured following a skirmish in Nigeria's northeastern town of Mambilla, local residents and the police said.Local police said the violence erupted on Thursday as a result of a misunderstanding...

17-Jan-2018 Abuja

10 killed in Nigeria suicide blasts

At least 10 persons have been killed and 65 others injured in Nigeria's Maiduguri city following two suicide blasts, police and rescue officials said.Two persons suspected to be members of the terror group Boko Haram detonated their explosive devices on...

09-Jan-2018 Abuja

Nigeria plans mass burial for 71 killed in herdsmen's attacks

Nigeria on Tuesday commenced a three-day mourning ahead of the mass burial of 71 people killed in violence allegedly perpetrated by herdsmen in the north-central state of Benue.A mass burial will be held Thursday for the victims of the attack in Logo and Guma...

03-Jan-2018 Abuja

10 killed in Nigeria mosque attack

A teenage male suicide bomber exploded himself in a mosque in Nigeria's Gamboru town on Wednesday, killing 10 people including his biological father, officials said.The suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device strapped to his body during...

31-Dec-2017 Lagos (Nigeria)

20 killed in two road accidents in Nigeria

At least 20 people have been killed in two road accidents in Nigeria's Jigawa and Ogun states, officials said.Abdu Jinjiri, Jigawa's police spokesperson told reporters on Sunday in Dutse, the state capital, that 15 people, including two children, died in...

21-Nov-2017 Abuja

50 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing

At least 50 people were killed when a teenage suicide bomber blew up his vest packed with explosives in a crowded mosque in Nigeria's Mubi town, police said.A police official said the dawn attack took place after the prayers at the mosque in Adamawa state,...

21-Nov-2017 Abuja

30 killed in Nigeria suicide blast

 At least 30 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bombing inside a mosque in Nigeria, police said.A police official said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest inside the mosque in Mubi town in Adamawa state, reports Xinhua news agency....

16-Oct-2017 abuja

6 killed in central Nigeria attack

The Nigerian Police has confirmed that six people were killed and scores others injured following a predawn attack in the central state of Plateau.Police on Sunday said that unknown gunmen, carrying sophisticated weapons, stormed the Taagbe village in the...

18-Sep-2017 Abuja

15 killed in Nigeria suicide attack

At least 15 people were killed on Monday in a suicide attack in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, officials said.One security personnel said a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device in Konduga, a central town in Borno, the state capital,...

17-May-2017 Abuja

27 killed in Nigeria gunmen attack

people were killed in a recent attack by gunmen in the central Nigeria's state of Niger, a local official said on Tuesday.Ibrahim Inga, head of the State Emergency Management Agency, who confirmed the attack, said the victims were killed when marauders stormed...

06-May-2017 Lagos

Bus collision kills 26 in Nigeria

A head-on collision between two buses along Nigeria's Lagos-Ibadan expressway left at least 26 people dead, a road safety official said.The two 18-seater buses caught fire immediately after a head-on collision on the expressway, , Xinhua news agency quoted...

17-Jan-2017 Abuja

50 killed as Nigerian fighter jet mistakenly strikes civilian camp

A Nigerian air force jet on Tuesday mistakenly bombed a civilian camp in the northeastern state of Borno, which led to at least 50 persons being killed, media reports said.Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said its staff on the ground had seen at least 100...

11-Dec-2016 Accra

Nigeria: Over 60 worshippers feared dead after Church collapse

About 60 worshippers at the Reigners Bible Church International at Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State in the West African nation of Nigeria are feared dead after the church building collapsed on them Aearlier on Saturday, state owned News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

10-Dec-2016 Abuja

30 killed, 67 hurt in Nigeria suicide blasts

Thirty people were killed and 67 injured in the suicide blasts which rocked a crowded market in Madagali district of Nigeria's northeastern state of Adamawa on Friday.Badare Akintoye, a military spokesman confirmed two female suicide bombers carried out the...

07-Oct-2016 Niamey

22 Nigerien soldiers killed in refugee camp attack

At least 22 Nigerien soldiers were killed on Thursday in an attack on a refugee camp in the country's western region of Tassara.A source told Xinhua that unknown gunmen attacked Nigerien soldiers who were guarding the camp housing Malian refugees, and killed...

29-Sep-2016 Lagos (Nigeria)

India-Africa partnership mutually beneficial: Hamid Ansari

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday said a shared struggle against colonial rule provides the foundations of India-Africa partnership and "mutually beneficial engagement" will take the relationship to a "strategic level".Addressing students and...

16-Aug-2016 Lagos

16 Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria

At least 16 Boko Haram insurgents have been killed by the Nigerian troops in the country's restive Borno state, officials said.Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman said on Monday that an officer and 11 soldiers were wounded during the encounter with the militants,...

22-Jun-2016 Abuja

26 killed in Nigeria violence

At least 26 people have been confirmed killed in violence that broke out early this week in central Nigeria's Benue State, local authorities said on Wednesday.Three districts have so far been affected by the attacks suspected to be perpetrated by local...

19-Jun-2016 Abuja (Nigeria)

15 killed in Nigeria attack

At least 15 people were killed in an attack by gunmen in Nigeria's southwestern state of Ogun, sources said.Baale Musa Ogundare, a traditional chief in Imushin community at Ogijo area of Ogun State, said on Saturday that armed men invaded the town late...

17-Jun-2016 Abuja

Boko Haram kill 18 in Nigeria

At least 18 persons were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria's Adamawa state, police said on Friday.The attack occurred around 10p.m. (local time) on Thursday, Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying. The official also confirmed the arrest...

01-May-2016 Lagos

'Nigeria lost 359 police officers in two years'

Nigeria's Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase has said 359 policemen were killed on duty between January 2014 and April 2016.Speaking at a lecture in University of Jos on Saturday, the police chief said 272 policemen sustained various degrees of injuries...

27-Mar-2016 Lagos

Nigeria president pledges to end mass killings, abductions

Mass killings of innocent citizens, abductions and other criminal atrocities would soon become history in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.The president made the pledge in his Easter message to the West African country on Sunday, Xinhua reported.He...

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