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Nigeria: Kidnappers kill two more Greenfield University students, total death climbs to 5

Two students who were kidnapped from a university in northern Nigeria last Tuesday have been killed, making it a total of five Greenfield University students killed by their abductors, an official said in a statement released Monday. They were among 20 students and three staff members kidnapped from the Greenfield University in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria, […]

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Three Greenfield University students kidnapped by armed bandits in Nigeria killed

Three students kidnapped from Greenfield University in northern Nigeria on Tuesday have been killed, officials said on Friday. “The armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students,” said Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs in a statement posted on Facebook. […]

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At least 65,000 people flee attacks on northeast Nigerian town: UN

At least 65,000 people fled the north-eastern Nigerian town of Damasak following a series of attacks by an armed group, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said. Fighters from the so-called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) stormed the town in Borno state three times in a week to strike a military garrison, burning homes and […]

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Nigeria: Gunmen kill 10 army troops in central Benue state

Gunmen killed 10 soldiers and an officer in the central Nigerian state of Benue. “Nigerian Army troops operating in Benue State came under attack while on routine operational task,” army spokesman Mohammed Yerima said in a statement on Friday. The army said it was trying to track down the perpetrators. It was not immediately clear […]

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Prison Break: More than 1,800 prisoners escape in Nigeria

At least 1,800 inmates have escaped from a prison in Nigeria after it was attacked by gunmen, officials say. The attackers reportedly entered the prison yard in the south-eastern town of Owerri by using explosives to blast the administrative block. Six prisoners have reportedly returned, while 35 refused to escape. Police have accused the banned […]

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Nigerian air force plane that went off radar is yet to be found, NAF says

A Nigerian military plane disappeared off the radar near Borno is yet to be found, the Nigerian air force said on Friday. The Alpha Jet aircraft, NAF475, with pilots Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa and Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele disappeared on Wednesday evening. Nigerian air force statement said the fighter jet had been deployed to provide […]

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Security forces foil kidnapping attempt of 307 students in Nigeria’s Kaduna state

Gun men attempt to kidnap hundreds of students in Nigeria’s Kaduna state, a state government official said, as 39 others from an earlier attack remain missing. Attacks by armed gangs, usually referred to as bandits, have intensified across northwest Nigeria in recent years. Four school kidnappings since December have provoked nationwide outrage. Some 39 students, […]

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Gunmen storm college in northern Nigeria abduct several students

Gunmen abducted 30 students from a forestry college near a military academy, in the fourth mass school abduction since December, officials said. The latest abduction took place around 11:30pm on Thursday at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in the Igabi local government area of Kaduna state, police said. “About 30 students, a mix […]

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Hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian girls freed: Governor

About 279 Nigerian girls kidnapped from their boarding school in the northern state of Zamfara have been released. The governor of the state said the girls arrived on government premises in the state capital Gusau on Tuesday. “I am happy to announce that the girls are free,” Dr. Bello Matawalle told AFP. “They have just […]

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42 people kidnapped in Nigeria’s Niger state last week, released

At least 42 people including students who were abducted last week in an armed raid from a state run school in Kagara in Niger state, northwest Nigeria, have been released. The released group included 27 students, teachers and family members, the state government said in a statement at the time of the kidnapping. The gunmen, […]

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Gunmen abduct more than 300 girls from school in Nigeria’s Zamfara state

Over 300 school girls have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Nigeria’s north-western Zamfara state, police said. Security officers have been dispatched to the town of Jangebe where the girls were seized early on Friday morning. Group of gunmen arrived at the Government Girls Secondary School with pick-up vehicles and motorcycles, a […]

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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’s 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 […]