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Suicide bombers kill at least six in Yobe mosques

30 July 2014, 06:32

Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Yobe state killing at least six people and injuring several others, blaming the Boko Haram militants.

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Eight killed in Yobe terror attack

29 July 2014, 17:41

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed eight people in Katarko village on the outskirts of Damaturu.

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Militants bomb bridge, killing 8 people

29 July 2014, 17:41

Witnesses say insurgents blew up a bridge in Yobe state, killing eight people, as soldiers stationed nearby fled for their lives.

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Political ambition, unemployment blamed for terror

29 July 2014, 11:40

Nigerians consider that political interest and unemployment as the major cause of terrorism in the country.

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Jonathan condemns terror attacks in Kano, Adamawa, Cameroon

29 July 2014, 06:40

President Goodluck Jonathan said he "wholeheartedly condemned’’ the recent terrorist attacks in Kano and Adamawa states.

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Monday, 28 July 2014

Five dead in bombing of church in Kano

28 July 2014, 07:31

Kano cancelled celebrations to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan after two bomb attacks blamed on Boko Haram.

Boko Haram raids kill 15 in Cameroon

28 July 2014, 14:48

At least 15 people have been killed in two attacks blamed on Boko Haram in northern Cameroon, with the wife of the country's deputy prime minister among a dozen people reportedly kidnapped.

Female suicide bomber targets Kano petrol station

28 July 2014, 14:48

A female suicide bomber has blown herself up at a petrol station in Kano, killing one other person, a military source says.

Eid overshadowed by two suicide bombings in Kano

28 July 2014, 20:05

Two blasts by female suicide bombers killed three people and injured 13 in Kano city, bringing the number of attacks this week in the area to five and overshadowing festivities marking the end of Ramadan.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Boko Haram seize Cameroon vice PM's wife

27 July 2014, 16:00

Boko Haram militants have attacked Kolofata, a town in Cameroon's Far North Region near Nigeria, and seized several people including the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali, a military commander in the region says.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

FG still open to negotiation to free abducted Chibok schoolgirls

26 July 2014, 09:36

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Joy Ogwu, says the Federal Government is still open to negotiation to secure the release of over 200 schoolgirls abducted in April.

Friday, 25 July 2014

2 attacks in Kaduna kills at least 12

25 July 2014, 07:35

Two attacks in Kaduna killed more than a dozen peopleas the death toll from twin blasts rose.

So much untold stories in the country

25 July 2014, 12:28

The heart is so heavy, the eyes yet to dry-up from tears, the minds filled with pains, anger and resentment, the country filled with sufferings and stagnation.

Police to investigate Kaduna bombings

25 July 2014, 15:08

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar, has set up a committee to investigate the twin bomb attacks in Kaduna which killed over 40 people.

UN diplomat "outraged" at ongoing terror

25 July 2014, 20:17

Said Djinnit, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa, expressed anger at the recent spate of terror that has claimed hundreds of lives in recent days.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

West African states pledge anti-Boko Haram force

24 July 2014, 07:34

Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon have pledged to mobilise a joint force to tackle the growing regional threat posed by Boko Haram Islamist militants.

US 'deplores' twin Kaduna attacks

24 July 2014, 07:35

The United States called for a full investigation of twin bombings in Nigeria, denouncing the latest violence blamed on Boko Haram militants, which left at least 42 dead.

Buhari relives Kaduna assassination attempt

24 July 2014, 09:28

General Muhammadu Buhari, has narrated how he narrowly escaped an alleged assassination attempt in one of the bomb explosions that rocked Kaduna State.

Kaduna attack: Canada demands justice

24 July 2014, 12:11

Canada has called for the prosecution of perpetrators of the deadly bomb blasts that left more than 80 people dead in Kaduna State.

Boko Haram destroy Nigeria-Cameroon bridge

24 July 2014, 12:11

Members of the Boko Haram sect reportedly blew up a bridge linking Maiduguri Gamboru Ngala Cameroon Republic.

APC demands probe into alleged attempt on Buhari

24 July 2014, 13:13

The All Progressives Congress (APC) called for a probe into a suspected attempt on the life of its chieftain, Muhammadu Buhari, in Kaduna State.

Kano bomb update: one killed and eight injured

24 July 2014, 19:11

At least one person was killed and eight other people injured when a blast ripped through a crowded bus station in Kano.

Babies delivered at Borno refugee camps

24 July 2014, 22:27

Eleven women have delivered babies at the two camps established for people displaced from Damboa due to attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Jonathan vows to bring all kidnapped girls alive

23 July 2014, 12:14

Jonathan has reportedly vowed to bring back the more than 200 abducted schoolgirls, saying his government is doing everything possible to secure their release.

APC proposes new formula to tackle Boko Haram

23 July 2014, 14:32

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the formulation of new strategies to fight the Boko Haram terror saying current tactics were not yielding results.

15 feared killed in Kaduna explosion

23 July 2014, 15:18

15 people were feared killed in an explosion that occurred along Isa Kaita road, central Kaduna.

States warned against registration of non-indigenes

23 July 2014, 15:36

The Federal Government warned state governments involved in the registration and issuance of identity cards to members of other ethnic groups resident in their domains to stop forthwith.

25 dead in 'Suicide bomber' attack in Kaduna

23 July 2014, 16:33

A suicide bomb in the northern city of Kaduna killed at least 25 people, in what appeared to be an assassination attempt on a cleric who has criticised Boko Haram, police said.

50 killed in second Kaduna blast - Red Cross

23 July 2014, 16:43

A second bomb blast has been reported in Kaduna, killing at least 50 people.

Twin bombs rock Kaduna

23 July 2014, 17:21

Two bomb blasts in Kaduna killed scores of people, officials said, in attacks that bore the hallmarks of violent militant group Boko Haram.

17 confirmed dead in second Kaduna blast - NEMA

23 July 2014, 17:59

A National Emergency Management Agency official in Kaduna has confirmed that at least 17 people were killed in the second explosion that rocked the Kawo market this afternoon.

Ex-leader Buhari targeted in Kaduna blasts

23 July 2014, 19:27

Two bombings hit Kaduna targeting opposition leader and former president Muhammadu Buhari at a busy market and a moderate Muslim cleric about to lead a crowd in prayer.

Attacks, abductions: an upsurge in violence in Nigeria

23 July 2014, 22:30

Since mid-April, the country has seen an upsurge of violence claimed by, or blamed on, armed militant group Boko Haram, including a series of bloody attacks.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Cameroon villagers live in terror of Boko Haram

22 July 2014, 07:35

In the villages that line the border with Nigeria, even those charged with protecting Cameroonians from Boko Haram fighters fear the fall of darkness.

School offers hope to children caught in strife

22 July 2014, 07:35

The Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School in Maiduguri offers a modicum of hope to children caught up in the conflict by providing cost-free meals, uniforms, health care and education.

When will Jonathan apologize to Nigeria?

22 July 2014, 11:14

I was reading Reuben Abati today, doing his paid job of trying to defend the president of Nigeria in the case of the three month-long abducted, ‘raped and killed’ girls.

11 parents of abducted girls die

22 July 2014, 12:49

At least 11 parents of the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have died from stress and attacks, as their hometown, Chibok, continues to be under siege from Boko Haram militants, residents say.

Government vows to continue fight against terrorism

22 July 2014, 13:56

The Federal Government will not concede any portion of Nigeria to terrorists and is taking measures to address all security challenges, the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade said.

Parents of abducted schoolgirls arrive at Presidential Villa

22 July 2014, 15:37

Parents of the girls that were abducted by Boko Haram on 14 April have arrived at the President Villa to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan.

Leaders warned against provocative remarks

22 July 2014, 18:50

The National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, has warned religious and political leaders to desist from making provocative statements.

Chibok schoolgirls held for 100 days

22 July 2014, 19:50

Here is a timeline of events since more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Chibok, a northeastern part of the country on April 14 by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram virtually controls Damboa - witnesses

22 July 2014, 21:02

An attack on a army base in the northeastern town of Damboa and a massacres against civilians in surrounding villages over the weekend have left Boko Haram in effective control.

Jonathan upbeat in first meeting with Chibok parents

22 July 2014, 22:05

President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured the Chibok community that his administration was doing everything possible to rescue the more 200 girls abducted from a school in April.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Media fears crackdown over Boko Haram battle

21 July 2014, 07:28

The press is traditionally free to write almost anything about anyone - whether it's true or not, but reporters fear a government sensitive to criticism is now cracking down.

Boko Haram kill +40, burn down houses

21 July 2014, 08:30

Suspected militants have raided the remote town of Damboa, shooting dead more than 40 residents and burning down houses.

APC opposes borrowing to fight local terror

21 July 2014, 09:37

The All Progressives Congress (APC) opposed the request by President Goodluck Jonathan for a $1billion loan to fight the insurgent group Boko Haram.

Borno ruler shocked at increasing terror attacks

21 July 2014, 10:38

Abubakar Ibn Garbai, the Shehu of Borno expressed shock at the increasing attacks by suspected Boko Haram sect members in communities in the state.

ID cards in the jungle?

21 July 2014, 14:57

It has been a few days since we read about the ‘ID cards in the Boko Haram jungle camps of Balmo Forest.’ ID cards in the jungle?

Air force helicopter crashes in Bama

21 July 2014, 18:28

An air force helicopter crashed in Bama, an area where the military is battling Boko Haram, but there were no indications that it was shot down, a statement said.

15,000 people displaced after BH raid in Damboa

21 July 2014, 22:08

A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast town of Damboa displaced more than 15,000 people, an official said, as the security forces sent reinforcements to flush out the militia.

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