Categories
World

Gunmen kill 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria

Gunmen killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after fighters fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security in Africa‚Äôs most populous nation, officials and residents said. The series of attacks by armed bandits occurred over the past 48 hours with 18 people killed each in villages of Kaduna and Katsina […]

Categories
World

Nigerian police FREE 84 abducted children in second mass kidnapping under 8 days

Nigerian police rescued at least 84 school children who were abducted on Saturday. Authorities say the children were kidnapped while they were returning home to Mahuta village after taking part in a religious ceremony. The children were released following a gun battle between the abductors, security forces and local vigilantes. It is the second mass […]

Categories
World

344 boys abducted from school in north-western Nigeria FREED

Hundreds of boys that were abducted last week from a school in north-western Nigeria have been released, authorities said. A spokesman for the governor of Katsina state said 344 had been freed and were all in a good condition. In his statement, the spokesman, Abdul Labaran, said the boys were being taken to the regional […]

Categories
World

Armed ‘bandits’ kill at least 23 Nigerian soldiers in remote northwest village

At least 23 Nigerian troops were killed when they were ambushed by a gang of “bandits” in a remote village in the northwest of the country on Sunday. The gang opened fire on the soldiers as they walked through a forested part of the Jibia district in Katsina State. “The bodies of 23 soldiers have […]