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750 West Africans stranded in Nigeria evacuated

Lagos (AFP) – More than 750 foreigners from eight west African countries, stranded in the southeastern Nigerian port of Calabar since Christmas after their ferry broke down, left by road…

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Nigeria claims Boko Haram 'largely' defeated despite bloodshed

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Residents of northeastern Nigeria were gripped by fear & anxiety on Tuesday after two days of bloodshed blamed on Boko Haram, pouring scorn on government claims…

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At least 48 killed in bombings in north Nigeria

MAIDUGURI/YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) – At least 48 people were killed in suicide attacks & bombings on Monday in two cities in northern Nigeria where the jihadist Boko Haram group is…

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Boko Haram kills at least 14 in Christmas Day attack in Nigeria

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – At least 14 people were killed & several others injured by Boko Haram gunmen in a Christmas Day attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, vigilantes…

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Rights group: Nigerian soldiers kill hundreds of Shiites

Abuja (AFP) – Hundreds of Shiite Muslims were killed by Nigerian soldiers & buried in mass graves in an "unjustified" attack earlier this month, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Nigerian…

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Nigeria's Buhari hails "technical" victory over Boko Haram

Lagos (AFP) – President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria has "technically" won the war against Boko Haram though suicide bombers remain a threat, in remarks issued days before his self-imposed deadline…

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Several killed in huge blast at Nigeria gas plant: police

Lagos (AFP) – A huge explosion at an industrial gas plant in southeastern Nigeria razed nearby buildings & killed several people on Christmas Eve, police said on Friday. The blast…

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HRW: Nigeria soldiers killed Shiite children, no provocation

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian soldiers fired on unarmed Shiite children with no provocation before unjustified raids that killed hundreds of the minority group in the West African nation, Human…

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Fears of new Islamist threat emerge in Nigeria

Lagos (AFP) – Nigeria, which is still battling Boko Haram militants, now risks unleashing a new Islamist threat after violent clashes between the army & a radical Shiite group, experts…

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W. African leaders seek ban on full-face veil to prevent attacks

Abuja (AFP) – West African leaders said Thursday they were seeking to "forbid" women wearing full-face veils in an effort to curb the growing number of female suicide bombers unleashed…

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