Boko Haram Kingpin Killed in Kaduna

A man believed to be a top member of the dreaded Boko Haram sect has been killed by security operatives in Kaduna. The suspect was said to have engaged in a gun duel with armed security operatives who stormed his Kinkino residence in Agwan Mu'azu area of Kaduna metropolis, following a tip off. It was gathered that security operatives comprising the SSS, police and soldiers stormed the area at about 2 am on Sunday, cordoned off the house and ordered

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21 killed in fresh Abuja explosion

A third deadly explosion in the Federal capital territory, Abuja in two months, yesterday, exploded at a shopping mall, EMAB Plaza, adjacent BANEX Plaza, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II, at 3. 50 pm. It killed no fewer than 21 persons and injured 17 others. The extremist Boko Haram sect claimed responsibility for the two explosions in April and May in Nyanya, a suburb of the capital. Continue Reading 

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21 dead in Yobe viewing centre explosion

Tuesday’s explosion at a soccer viewing center in northeastern Nigeria has claimed the lives of 21 people, a hospital source said Wednesday. Another 27 were injured in the blast during the showing of a World Cup match, said the source from Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital in Damaturu. He spoke on condition of anonymity, because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Continue Reading

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Bus station blast near Nigerian capital kills at least 35

(Reuters) - A bomb at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Abuja killed at least 35 people during rush hour on Monday morning, witnesses said, the first such attack near the Nigerian capital for two years. Body parts and blood were strewn across the station and an unruly crowd of several hundred onlookers were roaming around with security forces unable to keep them away. "I was waiting to get on a bus when I heard a deafening explosion then

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Nigerian senator: ‘135 civilians killed’ in attacks

Gunmen have killed 135 civilians in north east Nigeria since Wednesday, a senior official from the region has told the BBC. Borno state senator Ahmed Zannah said the killings took place in at least three separate attacks in the state. The attackers are suspected to be from the Islamist Boko Haram movement. At least 1,500 people, half of them civilian, have been killed in the restive north-eastern region this year, according to Amnesty International. The

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Nigeria says killed scores of Boko Haram militants

The Nigerian army on Tuesday said "scores" of insurgents had been killed over the weekend in an ongoing operation against Boko Haram strongholds in the Sambisa Forest in northeastern Borno State. "The assaults on terrorists' enclaves in Sambisa forests and surrounding locations… have been intensified," army spokesman Chris Olukolade said in a statement. Read more

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20 feared killed as Boko Haram attacks Mosque in Yobe

Unknown gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect reportedly attacked a mosque in Yobe State, killing no fewer than 20 worshippers. It was gathered that the gunmen numbering about 50, struck at the early hours of Saturday when residents of Buni Gari village were gathering for the first prayer of the day. The village is about 100 kilometers south of the Yobe State capital, Damaturu. Sources say one group attacked the army location in the town

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Nigerian military foils Boko Haram attacks on Borno communities, kills 20 insurgents – Spokesperson

The Nigerian military said on Thursday that it foiled an attack by suspected members of the Boko Haram on some communities in troubled Borno State. Twenty members of the outlawed sect were also killed, the military said. The military stated this in a statement by the spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters, Chris Olukolade. “Attempts by terrorists to attack Ajiri and Mafa as well as other communities in the outskirt of Maiduguri and Dikwa in Borno

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Boko Haram affecting oil exploration in Chad basin – NNPC

The Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, says insurgency in the North East Zone is responsible for the slow performance in oil exploration in Chad Basin in 2013. The insurgency by the outlawed Boko Haram sect has led to the death of thousands of people since 2009 in North East Nigeria. Mr. Yakubu stated his position in Abuja on Wednesday during the budget defence by the NNPC before the Emmanuel Paulker -led

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UPDATE: Boko Haram kills 11 in Jakana, Borno

he Senator representing Borno Central, Ahmed Zannah, has confirmed to journalists that 11 people were killed during the late Monday night attack on Jakana Village in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State. The senator made the confirmation hours after the police and military authorities in the state declined making comments on the casualty figure recorded in the attack. The Senator spoke to reporters in Maiduguri in a telephone interview. Mr.

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