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08-Jul-2019 Abuja

19 killed in Nigeria multiple car crash

Nineteen people were killed in a multi-car crash in a Nigerian village, police said on Monday.Seven people were hurt on Sunday in the accident at Dinyar Madiga village, about 85 km away from the Kano metropolis, said state Commander of the Federal Road Safety...

02-Jul-2019 Abuja

50 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker explosion

At least 50 people have been killed and 70 others injured after a fuel tanker exploded in Nigeria'a Benue state, authorities said on Tuesday.Eyewitnesses said the petrol tanker flipped over when the driver was trying to dodge a bump in the road and exploded...

17-Jun-2019 Abuja

30 killed in Nigeria triple suicide attack

At least 30 people died and 42 were injured in a triple suicide attack in a restive area of northeastern Nigeria, officials said on Monday.The attacks were carried out on Sunday evening in Mandarari in Borno, which borders Chad, Niger and Cameroon.Three...

14-Mar-2019 Lagos

12 killed in Nigeria school building collapse

At least 12 people were confirmed dead on Thursday following the collapse of a three-storeybuilding which housed a primary school in the Nigerian city of Lagos, the media  reported."Some of the victims were brought in dead," a doctor told Xinhua news...

06-Mar-2019 Abuja

Gunmen kill 30 in Nigeria

At least 30 people have been killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire on the people at a village in Nigeria, the police said.Mohammed Shehu, a police spokesman said the  incident took place on Tuesday in the Kware village of Shinkafi district.The...

16-Feb-2019 Abuja

Gunmen kill 66 in Nigeria ahead of presidential election

At least 66 people were killed on Friday by unidentified gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state, on the eve of the country's presidential election, officials said.State government spokesman Samuel Aruwan said in a statement that eight settlements were attacked,...

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...

16-Mar-2016 Abuja

Mosque bombing in Nigeria kills 22

At least 22 people were confirmed dead after two suicide attacks on Wednesday targeted a mosque in Umarari village of Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, a spokesman of the Nigerian army said.In a statement, Col. Sani Usman said one of the attacks took...

08-Mar-2016 Lagos

18 killed in Nigeria road accident: Police

At least 18 people were killed in an accident on Nigeria's Bauchi-Jos highway, police said.The accident occurred on Sunday after a DAF Truck and a Toyota Hiace bus carrying 18 passengers collided, Mohammed Haruna, the northeast Bauchi state police spokesman,...

11-Feb-2016 Abuja

Suicide bombing kills 60 in Nigeria

At least 60 people were killed in twin suicide bomb attacks at a refugee camp in the Dikwa town, some 90 km from the city of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local officials said on Wednesday.Satomi Ahmad, chairman of the State Emergency Management...

28-Jan-2016 Abuja

12 killed in Nigeria suicide attack

At least a dozen people were killed following suicide attacks in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, security sources and a rescue team coordinator said Wednesday.Hassan Chibok, a rescue team leader, said 12 bodies were found during rescue operation...

05-Jan-2016 Lagos

Seven killed in Nigeria road accident

Seven people were killed and 17 injured in a road accident in Nigeria's Ogun state, authorities said on Monday.Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Adegoke Adetunji told Xinhua that the driver of a Toyota Hummer bus lost control of the vehicle...

28-Dec-2015 Abuja

30 killed in Nigeria mosque blasts

At least 30 people were killed and 65 others injured on Monday when twin blasts hit a mosque in Nigeria's Maiduguri, capital of the northeastern state of Borno.The bombs, suspected to have been planted in the mosque, went off twice as worshipers arrived...

25-Dec-2015 Abuja

Over 100 killed in Nigeria fire

Over 100 people were killed in an explosion at an industrial gas plant in Nigeria, the media reported on Friday.A truck exploded as it off-loaded butane cooking gas in the town of Nnewi in Anambra state, Xinhua reported.The victims were locals who had come...

18-Nov-2015 Abuja

50 killed as suicide bombers target market in Nigeria

Two female suicide bombers detonated their improvised explosive devices at a phone market in Nigeria's northwestern Kano state on Wednesday, killing at least 50 people, said witnesses and security sources.Kano state police chief Musa Katsina, who was at...

18-Nov-2015 Lagos

32 killed in Nigeria's explosion

At least 32 people were killed and 80 injured on Tuesday in a bomb explosion that rocked the north east part of Nigeria.Security sources told Xinhua that the blast rocked a motor park in Yola, the Adamawa State capital at about 8 p.m. when the place was...

23-Oct-2015 Abuja

Six die in Nigeria mosque blast

At least six people were killed in a blast at a mosque in Nigeria's Borno state on Friday, the National Emergency Management Agency said.The explosion took place as Muslim devotees gathered for the first congregational prayer of the day in Maiduguri city,...

22-Oct-2015 Abuja

20 killed in Nigeria attack

At least 20 people were killed in an attack by Islamist terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria's Jingalta town, a security official said on Thursday.The attack took place on Wednesday when gunmen attacked several passenger vehicles in the town in Borno State,...

16-Oct-2015 Abuja

Fresh suicide attack kills 7 in NE Nigeria

At least seven people were killed in a fresh suicide attack in Nigeria's state of Borno, a rescue team coordinator said on Friday, barely one day after similar attacks hit a local mosque in the province.Three female suicide bombers detonated improvised...

16-Oct-2015 Abuja

30 killed in Nigeria mosque blasts

At least 30 people died in two explosions at a mosque near the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials said on Friday.The attack took place on Thursday night in the Mulai suburb.One suicide bomber detonated an explosive inside the mosque, a National Emergency...

16-Oct-2015 Abuja

14 killed as suicide bombings hit mosque in Nigeria

At least 14 people, mainly worshippers, were killed on Thursday after two suicide blasts hit a mosque on the outskirts of Nigeria's Maiduguri city, capital of the northeastern state of Borno, police said.Many others were injured when two suicide bombers...

07-Oct-2015 Abuja

16 killed in Nigeria suicide attacks

At least 16 people were killed on Wednesday in three suicide attacks in Nigeria's Damaturu city, the state-run relief agency said.The attacks that took place around 6 a.m. (local time) also left 10 people injured, Xinhua quoted Yobe State Emergency Management...

03-Oct-2015 Abuja

15 die in Nigeria bomb blasts

At least 15 people were killed and 39 were injured in bomb blasts in Nigeria's capital Abuja, an official said.In Nyanya, a blast killed two people and injured 19 on Friday, Xinhua news agency quoted the official as saying on Saturday.Another blast that...

02-Oct-2015 Abuja

14 killed in Nigeria multiple blasts

At least 14 people were killed and 39 injured in multiple blasts which rocked parts of Nigeria's Maiduguri city, capital of Borno state, the army said on Friday.Four explosions took place on Thursday night in Sajeri and Dalla areas, acting spokesman of...

21-Sep-2015 Abuja

50 killed in multiple blasts in Nigeria

At least 50 people were killed and hundreds injured in multiple blasts in Nigeria's Borno state, officials said on Monday.Security sources said the first explosion was targeted at a mosque in Ajilari area of Maiduguri at the time of the late evening prayers...

02-Sep-2015 Abuja

26 killed in suspected Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

At least 26 people were killed in attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants on two villages in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, a local guard said on Wednesday.The fighters late on Monday stormed Kolori and Ba'ana Imam villages, Mamma Usman, a local...

25-Aug-2015 Abuja

Five killed in Nigeria blast

At least five people were killed on Tuesday in a bomb attack in Damaturu city, capital of Nigeria's Yobe state, an official said."About 25 others were injured in the attack carried out by a female suicide bomber," Xinhua quoted Abdullahi Bego, a spokesman...

12-Aug-2015 Abuja

48 killed in Nigeria market blast

At least 48 people were killed in a blast which rocked a local market in Damboa district of Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, a security source said.More than 40 people sustained various degrees of injuries by the blast which occurred on Tuesday afternoon...

01-Aug-2015 Lagos

10 dead in Nigeria road accident

At least 10 people died in a road accident on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Ogun State, Nigeria's road commission said.The accident, which happemned on Friday, involved two trucks and two commercial vehicles, Xinhua reported quoting state commander for...

31-Jul-2015 Abuja

Suicide bomb attack in Nigeria

Many people were feared killed in a bomb blast in Nigeria on Friday.A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a local market in Gamboru area of Nigeria's state of Borno, Xinhua news agency reported....

26-Jul-2015 Lagos

Five killed in Nigeria explosion

At least five people were killed in an explosion at a water treatment plant in Nigeria's Jos city, Xinhua reported.Fifty others were injured in the incident that happened early on Saturday....

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