Kaduna (Nigeria), May 17 (IANS) Dozens of people have been killed in a military strike launched by Nigerian army since Thursday night in the northern part of the West African country, reported Xinhua citing security sources. The casualties include three soldiers involved in the army's unprecedented action against insurgents of the Boko Haram sect, which suffered the heaviest losses since emerging in 2009, the sources disclosed Friday
Abuja, May 8 (IANS) At least 55 people were killed when suspected Boko Haram sect, a Nigerian rebel group, attacked security formations in the country's troubled Borno state, military and police officials said. The gunmen attacked Bama, a commercial town about 187 km from Maiduguri city, the epicentre of the insurgency in the early hours of Tuesday, reported Xinhua citing a military spokesperson.
Abuja, April 28 (IANS) Nigerian troops operating in the oil-rich Niger delta region have arrested 76 suspects and seized two boats used for oil bunkering, the military said Sunday. The anti-theft operation that began April 15 ended Saturday, Xinhua quoted Lt-Col Onyema Nwachukwu, spokesperson for the Joint Military Task Force (JTF), as saying in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state. He said the vessel MT Shandy with 12 crew members was intercepted on Otokomabie Creek.
Jos (Nigeria), April 25 (IANS) At least 113 people were killed in the violence which hit areas of Wase and Bokkos in Nigeria's north central Plateau State last month, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed Thursday.
Abuja, April 23 (IANS) Nigerian police will get nine helicopters later this month, an official said. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan would April 29 hand over nine helicopters and some operational vehicles to the police for the new integrated air and land patrol operations, the government announced Monday.
Abuja, April 6 (IANS) At least 60 people were killed when a luxury bus, a truck and a fuel-laden tanker collided in Nigeria, officials said. The accident occurred Friday on Benin-Ore road located in southern Nigeria, according to rescue officials and officers of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). The truck, luxury bus and fuel-laden tanker went up in flames after the collision on the busy road, causing the multiple deaths, reported Xinhua citing rescue officials
Abuja, March 25 (IANS) A Nigerian woman journalist who was kidnapped by gunmen has been released unhurt by her captors and reunited with her family, a journalists' union said. Olubunmi Oke, a reporter with the state-run Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in the southwestern Ondo state, was abducted by four gunmen Thursday evening, leaving behind her a little child and a housemaid, Xinhua reported. Akinfolayan Owanikin, Ondo state chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, said the victim was released unhurt late Saturday and was united with her family Sunday
Abuja, March 20 (IANS) At least 22 people were killed and 65 injured in a suicide attack in northwest Nigeria Monday evening, police confirmed Tuesday. The attack occurred in a motor park area of the Kano state, Xinhua reported. According to a top police official, two suicide bombers involved in the attack were among the dead and five commercial luxury buses plying on inter-state routes were affected
Abuja, Feb 21 (IANS) At least three people were killed and two injured in a suicide bomb attack Wednesday in Nigeria's Maiduguri city, Xinhua reported. The dead included the suicide bomber. The suicide bomber, suspected of links to the Boko Haram sect, targeted a patrol team in morning at post office round about in Maiduguri metropolis, said Sagir Musa, spokesperson for the Joint Task Force
Abuja (Nigeria), Feb 14 (IANS) The Nigerian House of Representatives called on the government to provide adequate funding for football and sports in general. The lower chamber Wednesday urged the government and the private sector to encourage the development of local talents in sports and other national endeavours, reports Xinhua. The house advised the federal government to name streets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the state capitals of the players after them in addition to the honours bestowed on them
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