(MAIDUGURI, Nigeria) — Twin car bomb blasts at a bustling marketplace killed at least 51 people in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of the country’s Islamic extremist terrorist group, a Red Cross official said Sunday.
Many more people are believed buried in rubble from the Saturday night explosions that …
(MAIDUGURI, Nigeria) — Two bombs exploded at a crowded marketplace in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday night, and many are feared killed and wounded in the birthplace of the Boko Haram extremist network, witnesses said.
Bloodied people screaming for help were running out of buildings billowing with smoke, they …
(YOLA, Nigeria) — Soldiers abandoned checkpoints and fled into the bush, leaving five villages and a town at the mercy of Islamic extremists who killed at least 13 people and firebombed a theological college in overnight attacks in northeast Nigeria that lasted hours, survivors said Thursday.
On Tuesday, extremists killed 59 …
Boko Haram militants set fire to a school just as President Goodluck Jonathan promised to step up efforts to combat extremists
(LAGOS, Nigeria) — Nigeria’s president on Thursday ousted the Central Bank governor who exposed billions of missing petrodollars, a move critics say is a warning to whistleblowers in the run-up to a hotly contested presidential election in Africa’s biggest oil producer.
President Goodluck Jonathan accused internationally respected
Boko Haram reportedly rounded up and murdered dozens of civilians
The attacks came shortly after anti-gay legislation signed into law
(KONDUGA, Nigeria) — Hundreds of Islamic extremists posing as soldiers attacked a northeast Nigerian town for hours, killing 39 people and razing a mosque and more than 1,000 homes, survivors said Wednesday.
In the ruins of the burned-out mosque, bodies covered in cloth lay ready for burial Wednesday, including three small shrouds …
Dozens have reportedly been arrested the day after Nigeria’s president signed legislation criminalizing homosexuality
Offenders face up to 14 years in prison, if convicted
Attacks in the waters off the West African coast have increased by a third this year due to lax protections
An air pocket saved his life
The Sunni militant group is said to be behind thousands of deaths in Nigeria