Carnage in Nigeria's Jos ups pressure on Buhari

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is under pressure to act fast following a wave of mass casualty attacks in Jos blamed on Boko Haram militants.

Nigerian military frees 180 Boko Haram suspects, including babies

2015-07-06 19:43

The Nigerian military has freed 180 Boko Haram suspects held for months, including toddlers and babies.

Multiple casualties after Nigeria mosque bombings

2015-07-06 10:08

Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram have exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing 44 people.

Two attacks in central Nigerian city of Jos

2015-07-06 05:46

"Many lives" are believed to have been lost after two blasts hit the central Nigerian city of Jos - one at a restaurant and another targeting a Muslim cleric who has disowned Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Suicide bomber kills six at church in Nigeria

2015-07-05 14:31

A suicide bomber has killed six people at a church in Potiskum, a town in northeast Nigeria hit by suspected Boko Haram attacks in the past.

Boko Haram kills nearly 200 in 48 hours of slaughter

2015-07-04 12:10

Boko Haram carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria, locals say, killing nearly 200 people in 48 hours of violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as "inhuman and barbaric".

170 die in wave of Boko Haram attacks

2015-07-03 21:25

Boko Haram is waging fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria, locals say, with nearly 170 people killed in a wave of attacks that President Muhammadu Buhari has blasted as "inhuman and barbaric".

Twin blasts kill 10 in northeast Nigeria – police

2015-07-03 12:48

Two suicide bomb blasts along a highway in northeast Nigeria have killed at least 10 people, police say, the latest in a string of almost daily attacks by suspected Islamist militants.

Chad forces arrest Boko Haram leader, hold 74 others

2015-07-02 08:17

Chad’s chief prosecutor says security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group, Boko Haram.

Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrested

2015-07-01 07:42

Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram’s mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the north-eastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria’s defence ministry says.


Teen blows herself up near mosque in Nigeria

2015-07-07 06:20

A teenager has blown herself up near a mosque in an apparent suicide attack attempt in Kano, Nigeria's second-largest city, police say.

Twin suicide bombings kill nearly 50 in Nigeria

2015-07-06 12:58

Twin suicide bombings targeting a mosque and a restaurant have left at least 49 people dead in the north-central Nigeria city of Jos, a source involved with the rescue operation says.

US vows support for Nigeria after attacks

2015-07-06 07:20

The US has vowed to support Nigeria after a series of deadly terror attacks on Boko Haram, calling for those responsible to face justice.

Nigeria's new president inherits firestorm of troubles

2015-07-05 16:00

A month after taking office, Nigeria's new president has not yet named a Cabinet to help him cope with this country's firestorm of troubles.

'Scores' killed by Nigeria female suicide bombers

2015-07-04 22:05

Several female suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria have blown themselves up amid panicked villagers fleeing a Boko Haram attack, killing scores, the army and witnesses say.

Heavy gunfire heard on outskirts of Nigerian city

2015-07-03 22:11

Heavy gunfire has broken out on the outskirts of Maiduguri in the northeast of Nigeria and a military source said Islamist insurgents were battling with the security forces.

Boko Haram beheads 11 of its own members - witnesses

2015-07-03 15:27

Islamist group Boko Haram has beheaded 11 of its own fighters in north-eastern Nigeria, says an official representing witnesses to the killings.

Around 100 killed in 'Boko Haram' attack in Nigeria - witnesses

2015-07-02 22:12

Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed close to 100 people in attacks on homes and mosques in a northeastern Nigerian village, witnesses say.

UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion restrictions for Boko Haram rape victims

2015-07-01 19:23

The United Nations rights chief has urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions.

Suicide bombing kills 11 in Chad's capital

2015-06-29 14:05

A suicide bombing has killed 11 people in the Chadian capital N'Djamena after he blew himself up when police officers on patrol approached him.

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