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Hundreds fleeing jihadist attacks on Nigerian town

Kano - Hundreds of residents of the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak were fleeing into neighbouring Niger on Wednesday trying to escape days of jihadist attacks, locals and a military source told AFP.

Going home or staying safe in NE Nigeria, an impossible choice

Maiduguri - "Boko Haram was in my house!" three-year-old Aisha said with a frown, sat next to her mother Hadiza in a run-down camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri.

Nigeria jihadists ambush military convoy, 19 troops dead: security sources

Kano - Islamic State-aligned jihadists ambushed a Nigerian military convoy, killing 15 soldiers and four militia fighters in the northeastern state of Borno, security sources said Saturday.

Nigeria jihadists ambush military convoy, 19 troops dead: security sources

Kano - Islamic State-aligned jihadists ambushed a Nigerian military convoy, killing 15 soldiers and four militia fighters in the northeastern state of Borno, security sources said Saturday.

Nigeria gunmen abduct dozens of students in college raid

Kano - Gunmen raided a college in northwestern Nigeria and kidnapped at least 30 students, government officials and parents said on Friday, in the latest mass abduction targeting a school.

Nigeria gunmen raid college, dozens feared abducted

Kano - Nigerian gunmen raided a college in a northwestern state and at least 30 students are feared kidnapped, a senior government official said Friday, in the latest abduction targeting a school.

Shooting mars reunion of freed Nigerian schoolgirls with parents

Anka - All the 279 Nigerian schoolgirls released by kidnappers this week were on Wednesday reunited with their parents, in an emotional event overshadowed by chaos and shooting by security forces, an AFP reporter saw.

All kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls released, says governor

Gusau - Hundreds of girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in northwestern Nigeria last week have been freed, the local governor told AFP on Tuesday.

Jihadists attack UN base in Nigeria, trapping 25 aid workers

Kano - Jihadists linked to the Islamic State have attacked a UN base and overrun a humanitarian hub in northeastern Nigeria, trapping 25 aid workers, security and humanitarian sources said.

Talks underway in Nigeria to free abducted schoolgirls

- Authorities in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara are holding negotiations for the release of 317 schoolgirls kidnapped by criminal gangs last week, sources familiar with the talks said Monday.

Tears, anxiety as kidnapped schoolgirls remain captive

- Humaira Mustapha made no effort to wipe away the tears rolling down her cheeks, as she spoke about her two kidnapped daughters."Whenever I think about my daughters I'm filled with indescribable grief," Mustapha told AFP.

Parents of kidnapped Nigerian children can only wait

Lagos - Parents of more than 300 kidnapped Nigerian schoolchildren could only wait for news Saturday, as more than 40 others seized elsewhere 10 days ago were freed.

Victims of mid-February Nigeria school abduction freed

Lagos - Kidnappers have freed 42 people, including 27 children, snatched from a school in central Nigeria 10 days ago, officials said Saturday, a day after gunmen abducted more than 300 schoolgirls in the northwest.

By targeting schools, Nigerian kidnappers put country at risk

Lagos - Jihadists in northeastern Nigeria have long outraged the world with mass abductions of schoolchildren but now armed gangs in search of income are using the same tactic in other parts of the country, sparking warnings that no school is safe.

Nigeria gunmen kidnap more than 300 schoolgirls, say police

Kano - More than 300 schoolgirls were abducted by gunmen in northwest Nigeria on Friday in the country's latest mass kidnapping, and a rescue bid was under way, regional police said.

Nigeria: Mass kidnappings that shock the world

Lagos - Several hundred girls are unaccounted for after armed bandits raided a school in northwestern Nigeria, a teacher says.

Nigeria's young protesters trapped between trauma and fear

Lagos - The Lekki tollgate in Lagos, Nigeria's sprawling megacity of 20 million people, has frozen in time since October when security forces shot at peaceful protesters.

Nigeria hunts school kidnappers as families call for help

Lagos - Nigerian security forces on Thursday said they were tracking the armed gang that kidnapped more than 40 people from a school a day earlier, as families and a survivor described how students fled gunfire during the early morning attack.

Gunmen kidnap dozens from school in central Nigeria

Kano - Gunmen from a suspected criminal gang stormed a school in central Nigeria, killing one student and kidnapping dozens of other pupils, teachers and relatives, the local government said Wednesday, in the country's latest mass abduction.

Huge challenges await Nigeria's new military chiefs

Lagos - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's sudden replacement of his top military commanders may be a welcome change in a country frustrated over a decade-long insurgency, but on the ground, soldiers face a complex mix of conflicts.
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