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Prison raid frees 40 inmates in restive Nigerian city

Attackers with guns and explosives raided a jail in a restive Nigerian city on Sunday, leaving four prison guards dead and freeing 40 inmates, authorities said.

The raid occurred in the northeastern

In northern Nigeria, Islamic police play matchmaker


A line of women wait their turn at a building in northern Nigeria, ready to participate in a programme local officials hope will bring two results: marriage and peace.

Love might have to come later.

Loud blast, gunfire at university in Nigerian city of Kano

An explosion on Sunday rocked an area near a theatre at a university in the Nigerian city of Kano used by Christian students for services, a security source and residents said.

"There was a huge expl

30 killed in attack on Nigeria market: medic, witness

Suspected Nigerian Islamists opened fire and set off bombs at a market in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Monday, killing at least 30 people, a medic and a witness said.

Gunmen believed to be m

Gunmen shoot police officers in flashpoint Nigerian city

Gunmen opened fire on a police station Friday and two officers were feared dead in the Nigerian city of Kano, where attacks claimed by Islamist group Boko Haram left 185 dead last week.

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Fresh blasts, gunfire heard in violence-torn Nigerian city


Explosions and gunfire were heard early on Tuesday coming from an area near a police station in the Nigerian city of Kano, where coordinated attacks and gun battles last week killed at least 250 peopl

Islamist insurgents' attack devastate Nigeria's Kano

Gun and bomb attacks by Islamist insurgents in the northern Nigerian city of Kano last week killed at least 178 people, a hospital doctor said on Sunday, underscoring the challenge President Goodluck

Series of attacks rocks Nigerian city Kano

A series of attacks that rocked Nigeria's second-largest city of Kano on Friday have killed at least eight people, including a suicide bomber, witnesses and sources said.

Three officers were killed i

Over 20 churchgoers, mourners gunned down in Nigeria

A fresh wave of violence targeting Christians claimed by Islamist group Boko Haram has rocked Nigeria, with over 20 people killed in attacks on mourners and church worshippers.

The deadliest of the

Dozens killed in attacks in northern Nigeria: Witnesses

Bomb and gun attacks in Nigeria's northeastern city of Damaturu -- targetting police stations and churches -- left dozens of people dead and at least 100 injured, witnesses said on Saturday.

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