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Nigeria bomb blast 'kills 20' in Zaria

Zaria - At least 20 people were killed when a bomb blast ripped through a government office in Zaria, northern Nigeria, on Tuesday, in an attack likely to be blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

Suspected cattle thieves kill 37 in Nigeria: Local gov't

Kano - Gunmen suspected of being cattle thieves killed at least 37 people in a village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state, a local government official said Monday.

Carnage in Nigeria's Jos adds pressure on Buhari

Jos - At least 44 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the emergency services said on Monday, after a wave of mass casualty attacks blamed on Boko Haram militants.

Two blasts rock central Nigerian city of Jos: police

Jos - Two blasts rocked the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday, the police said, in the latest unrest to hit the region."I can confirm that there were two explosions in Jos this evening.

Suicide bomber kills five in Nigeria church: police, witness

Kano - A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a church in the restive northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum, killing five worshippers in the latest in a new series of attacks blamed on Boko Haram, a police officer and witness told AFP.

'Scores' killed by Nigeria female suicide bombers

Kano - Several female suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria blew themselves up amid panicked villagers fleeing a Boko Haram attack, killing scores, the army and witnesses said Saturday.

Boko Haram kills nearly 200 in 48 hours of Nigeria slaughter

Kano - Boko Haram carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, locals said, killing nearly 200 people in 48 hours of violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as "inhuman and barbaric".

Female suicide bomber kills 12 in Nigeria mosque: Witnesses

Kano - A young female suicide bomber killed 12 worshippers when she blew herself up in a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a witness and a vigilante aiding the military against Boko Haram said Friday.

Nearly 150 killed in suspected Boko Haram attacks in NE Nigeria

Maiduguri - Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed nearly 150 people in northeastern Nigerian villages, mowing down men and children while they prayed in mosques and shooting women preparing food at home, witnesses said Thursday.

'Boko Haram' attacks kill over 40 in Nigeria

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have shot dead at least 42 people in two separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, with no let-up in sight to the Islamist group's targeting of civilians.

Local gin kills 70 in Nigeria: Health officials

Lagos - About 70 people have died in Nigeria's oil-rich south after consuming home-brewed gin that was found to contain large amounts of methanol, senior health officials said on Wednesday.

NE Nigeria blasts 'kill 10'

Kano - Ten people were killed in twin suicide bombings in Potiskum, northeast Nigeria, a police source and a civilian vigilante assisting the military against Boko Haram told AFP on Monday.

Nigeria's Buhari draws red line for anti-Boko Haram force

Abuja - Nigeria on Thursday called for one of its commanders to be put in charge of a new regional fighting force until Boko Haram was crushed, as coalition partners met to discuss military strategy.

Nigeria, regional leaders meet to discuss new Boko Haram force

Abuja - Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday holds talks with regional leaders on Boko Haram, with hopes a new fighting force will help crush the Islamists after six years of violence.

Boko Haram fight HQ shifting to Maiduguri: Nigeria military

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Monday said it had begun shifting the command centre for its battle against Boko Haram from the capital to the northeastern city of Maiduguri, following a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Blasts rock Nigeria, Buhari pushes regional fight against Boko Haram

Kano - Two blasts rocked northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing at least six, after new President Muhammadu Buhari urged closer regional cooperation to defeat Boko Haram.

French tourist shot dead, wife injured in SE Nigeria

Lagos - A French tourist was shot dead and his wife injured in a suspected robbery in southeastern Nigeria, police and the French embassy said on Thursday."The incident happened two days ago in Ebonyi state.

Probe Nigeria military top brass for war crimes: Amnesty

Abuja - Amnesty International said Wednesday there was sufficient evidence for the International Criminal Court to probe senior Nigerian officers for war crimes in the battle against Boko Haram, prompting an angry rejection by the country's military.

Nigeria's Boko Haram releases new video as suicide blast kills 13

Maiduguri - Boko Haram released a new video on Tuesday rejecting claims they have been routed in a four-nation offensive, while a suicide bomber killed 13 people in the Islamists' northeast stronghold.

Dozens killed in Nigeria petrol tanker accident: Red Cross

Lagos - Sixty-nine people burnt to death in southeast Nigeria after a petrol tanker lost control, rammed into a busy bus station and burst into flames, the Red Cross and police said Monday.
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