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Nigeria violence toll rises to 185

The toll in the killings in Nigeria has risen to 185, police said in a statement.

A statement issued by police in Kano state on Monday night said the dead included 150 civilians, 29 police officers,

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

Coordinated attacks, gun battles rock Nigerian city


Bomb attacks targeting security forces and gun battles killed at least 162 people in Nigeria's second-largest city of Kano, sources said, as bodies littered the streets on Saturday.

A curfew was impo

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

2 explosions in home state of Nigeria

Two explosions have rocked Nigeria's southern city of Yenagoa in the home state of President Goodluck Jonathan, but no casualties were reported, the governor's office and the military said on Saturday

Gunmen kill eight, mob attacks mosque as Nigeria chaos grows

Gunmen shot eight people dead in northern Nigeria Tuesday and a mob torched an Islamic school in the south, as a nationwide fuel strike and growing religious tension rattled Africa's oil-rich giant.

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

Nigeria removes fuel subsidies amid labour unrest fears


Nigeria on Monday announced the removal of fuel subsidies amid fears of labour unrest, a move that is bound to be unpopular among the citizens of the oil-rich nation as it may push up the prices of petroleum products.

Nigeria declares emergency in volatile states


Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday declared state of emergency in regions bedeviled by regular attacks by radical Muslim group Boko Haram, which was described as 'cancerous' group bent

Christmas Day church attacks in Nigeria kill at least 28


Bomb attacks on churches during Christmas services, including one outside the capital, have killed at least 28 people in Nigeria amid spiralling violence claimed by an Islamist group.

A purported spo

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