All Muslims for peace must unite

2015-01-19 21:00

Saffiya Ismail encourages Muslims who do not support extremism to stand up and be recognised.

Nigeria blast a gory sight

2014-07-01 22:14

A truck has exploded in a huge fireball killing at least 15 people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

Boko Haram blamed for deadly attack on Cameroon police

2014-05-05 13:27

A police officer and a detainee have been shot dead in an attack in northern Cameroon blamed on Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, a security source says.

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls seen on buses

2014-04-29 07:52

At least 200 schoolgirls abducted in north-east Nigeria by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram have been seen by witnesses being moved in buses to an unknown location, a report says.

Search begins for abducted Nigerian girls

2014-04-16 07:42

A Search for attackers thought to be Boko Haram Islamists has begun in Nigeria after more than 100 girls were kidnapped from a school in the northeast, security sources say.

Abuja blast: More than 30 vehicles destroyed

2014-04-14 11:35

More than 30 vehicles have been destroyed, causing secondary explosions as their fuel tanks ignited and burned after an explosion blasted through a busy commuter bus station and killed 20 in Lagos.

7 suspected Nigerian militants are arrested

2014-03-04 09:04

Nigeria says it has arrested seven suspected Islamic militants in connection with the killing of a pro-Western sheik who preached against Islamic extremism, his wife and their son.

Boko Haram attack kills 60 in northeast Nigeria

2014-02-20 14:32

An attack by scores of Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast Nigeria town of Bama has killed 60 people and caused massive destruction to public buildings, police say.

Nigeria Islamists reject amnesty deal idea

2013-04-11 08:57

The leader of Nigeria’s radical Islamist group Boko Haram has rejected the idea of any potential amnesty deal, which the country's presidency says it would study in a bid to curb a bloody insurgency.

Nigeria massacre 'not sectarian violence'

2012-10-15 09:44

The Nigerian army says an armed assault on a mosque in which 21 people died was the result of a criminal feud and not sectarian violence.

Nigeria attacks: Telecom masts targeted

2012-09-06 08:14

Telecom masts were the target of explosions that occurred in northern Nigeria, a resident says, in what appears to be a set of co-ordinated attacks in the restive region.

Police post attacked in northern Nigeria

2012-06-29 07:59

Militants armed with guns and explosives have attacked a police station in north-eastern Nigeria, police say, amid a wave of similar attacks blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

Attackers raid town in northern Nigeria

2012-04-26 10:40

Attackers have carried out assaults on two police stations and a bank in a northern Nigerian town, but it is unclear if there were casualties, residents and authorities say.

'Boko Haram' storms Nigerian prison

2012-02-16 15:02

Suspected Islamist gunmen have bombed their way into a prison in central Nigeria before opening fire on the wardens and emptying the jail of its 200 inmates, a spokesperson says.

Explosion strikes central Nigeria city

2012-02-14 14:10

Police are reporting an explosion in a central Nigerian city that has seen attacks claimed by a radical Islamist sect.

At least 162 killed in Nigerian city

2012-01-21 22:54

Officials say bodies are littering the streets of Nigeria's second-largest city of Kano, after bomb attacks targeting security officials and running gun battles.

Nigerians fear more church attacks

2011-12-27 08:40

Nigerians fear more church attacks after 40 people were killed in Christmas violence blamed on an Islamist group know as Boko Haram.

Nigerian Islamists oppose arms mop-up

2011-11-03 09:09

A purported spokesperson for a Nigerian Islamist sect has dismissed an arms mop up exercise by soldiers in the restive city of Maiduguri as a ploy to disarm residents ahead of a suspected crackdown.

'Islamists' kill Nigerian lawmaker

2011-10-17 16:30

Suspected Islamists have shot and killed a Nigerian lawmaker in the northeastern state of Borno in the latest such attack targeting local leaders, police and the military say.

Nigeria deports 115 illegal aliens

2011-09-06 12:42

Nigerian authorities have in recent days deported 115 illegal immigrants from the northern city of Kano amid increased security after an attack on UN headquarters in the country, an official says.

Riots hit Nigerian town after woman shot

2011-08-11 07:54

Riots have broken out in a northern Nigerian town after soldiers were accused of shooting a protester, with churches and the traditional leader’s palace set alight, residents say.

Sect bombs a checkpoint in Nigeria

2011-08-02 18:00

Authorities say suspected sect members have detonated a bomb near a checkpoint in Nigeria’s restive northeast.


All Muslims for peace must unite

2015-01-16 13:16

Saffiya Ismail encourages Muslims who do not support extremism to stand up and be recognised.

Nigeria: Boko Haram vows to sell abducted girls

2014-05-05 14:09

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has vowed to sell hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped in northern Nigeria three weeks ago, a video reveals.

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls seen on buses

2014-04-29 11:25

At least 200 schoolgirls abducted in north-east Nigeria by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram have been seen by witnesses being moved in buses to an unknown location, a report says.

Nigeria: 100+ kidnapped students freed

2014-04-17 07:36

Scores of female students kidnapped by Islamic militants from a north-eastern Nigerian school are free, Nigeria’s military says.

US slams 'senseless' Nigeria bombing

2014-04-15 07:49

The US has condemned a bomb attack on a packed bus station in Nigeria which killed 71 people, and called for a full investigation.

1 000 killed in Boko Haram conflict this year

2014-03-26 20:50

More than 1 000 people have been killed so far this year in three states in north-eastern Nigeria worst hit by Boko Haram violence, according to the country’s main relief organisation.

Nigeria school attack: Pupils burnt alive

2014-02-25 15:17

Survivors in the Nigerian school attack say suspected Islamic militants set ablaze a locked hostel, shooting and slitting the throats of those who escaped through windows.

Insurgents kill 35 in Nigeria

2013-08-23 22:54

Islamist insurgents dressed as soldiers opened fire on worshippers leaving a mosque in Nigeria's far northeast this week, killing at least 35 in the second such attack this month.

Gunmen kill senior cop in north Nigeria

2013-02-26 10:34

Gunmen have shot dead a senior police officer in northern Nigeria as he stood outside his home, the latest targeted killing in a region hit by waves of violence, police say.

Nigeria: US embassy issues attack warning

2012-09-13 13:09

The US embassy in Nigeria has warned Americans about the threat of attacks by extremist groups following the violence in Libya and Egypt, urging extra caution.

Gun attacks kill 8 in Nigeria's Kano

2012-07-30 09:25

A gun battle near a mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano and two other shootings have left at least eight people dead in the latest violence to hit the area, authorities say.

Man with grenades held at Nigerian ministry

2012-05-21 15:22

A man tried to smuggle hand grenades and rifle ammunition into Nigeria's information ministry where ministers were attending a news conference, witnesses and authorities say.

Radical sect kills 7 in north Nigeria

2012-03-14 07:36

Suspected members of the Boko Haram radical Islamist sect have killed seven people in two separate attacks in Nigeria’s north, authorities say.

Army detonates car bomb in north Nigeria

2012-02-15 12:57

Authorities say soldiers have found and safely detonated a car bomb in a northeast Nigeria city that's the spiritual home to a radical Islamist sect.

Nigerians flee to Cameroon

2012-02-09 13:10

Nigerians have fled in droves to neighbouring Cameroon to escape violence claimed by the Islamist Boko Haram group and revenge attacks by Christians.

90 000 displaced in Nigerian violence

2011-12-28 14:35

Deadly clashes between Islamists and security forces last week have displaced about 90 000 people in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Damaturu, an emergency official says.

Nigeria attacks: Death toll hits 100+

2011-11-07 09:11

An official with the Nigerian Red Cross says the death toll from a series of attacks carried out by a radical Muslim sect in northeast Nigeria has risen to more than 100.

Nigerian bank robbed, cop killed

2011-10-24 12:04

Authorities say armed robbers in northern Nigeria have attacked a police station and robbed a bank, killing one police officer.

7 held over killings in Nigeria village

2011-10-04 08:49

Police in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state have arrested seven people suspected of involvement in a weekend raid on a village that left 19 people dead, the state governor says.

Nigerian Islamist sect attacks kill 12

2011-08-26 12:13

Nigerian radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram, has bombed a police station and attacked banks in a north-eastern town, killing 12 people including policemen and a soldier, police say.

Blast wounds cops in northern Nigeria

2011-08-08 17:52

A bomb blast near a patrol team wounded four policemen in the violence-hit Nigerian city of Bauchi, where suspected Islamists have launched a string of attacks, an official says.

Blasts target sect critics in Nigeria

2011-08-01 14:06

A group critical of feared Islamic militants says weekend blasts targeted their leaders in a tense central Nigerian city.

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