Mar 08, 2013 08:58 EST
Nigeria's president on Friday defended the heavy deployment of soldiers to the restive northeast on a rare trip to the region where radical Islamist group Boko Haram is based.
Mar 07, 2013 17:24 EST
Nigeria's president, visiting the region at the heart of an Islamist insurgency for the first time since he was elected in 2011, on Thursday rebuffed calls for an amnesty deal for the extremists.
Mar 06, 2013 16:40 EST
Nigerian troops have recovered a cache of arms and explosives in a house near a military base in the restive northern city of Kaduna and arrested nine people, an army commander said Wednesday.
Feb 10, 2013 12:19 EST
Men armed with knives slit the throats of three North Korean doctors in a pre-dawn attack Sunday in a volatile town in northeastern Nigeria in the latest in a spate of such killings in recent months, police said.
Feb 10, 2013 08:12 EST
Men armed with knives slit the throats of three South Korean doctors in a pre-dawn attack Sunday in a volatile town in northeastern Nigeria in the latest in a spate of killings of foreigners in recent months, police said.
Feb 10, 2013 04:46 EST
Armed men killed three Chinese doctors in a pre-dawn attack Sunday in Nigeria's volatile northeastern town of Potiskum, police said, in the latest such killings in recent months.
Dec 30, 2012 07:43 EST
Nigerian soldiers killed four suspected extremists and lost one policeman in the latest crackdown on the Islamist Boko Haram group in the country's restive northeast, the military said on Sunday.
Nov 11, 2012 15:51 EST
Gunmen have shot dead five Christian residents of a town in a restive northeastern Nigerian region previously hit by deadly Islamist attacks, the police said Sunday.
Nov 07, 2012 16:59 EST
Gunmen shot dead two Chinese construction workers in a town in Nigeria's volatile northeast on Wednesday, police and company officials said, the latest such killing in the region in recent weeks.
Nov 04, 2012 07:21 EST
Gunmen armed with explosives attacked a police station, a primary school and two cellphone towers in a town in Nigeria's restive northeast before dawn on Sunday, setting them ablaze, the military and residents said.
Oct 21, 2012 13:58 EDT
An explosive device targeting a military patrol went off Sunday on a road in Nigeria's northeastern city of Potiskum, setting the vehicle on fire, military and residents said.
Oct 08, 2012 16:08 EDT
Residents of a troubled northern Nigeria city accused soldiers of indiscriminately firing and killing several people Monday, after a bomb exploded on an army patrol.
Oct 07, 2012 15:36 EDT
Nigerian soldiers on Sunday killed about 30 suspected members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram, including a close associate of the group's leader, during a gun battle in northeastern Yobe state, an army spokesman said.
Oct 07, 2012 05:38 EDT
At least two people were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on residents of a village in the northeastern Nigerian state of Yobe, the state police commissioner said on Sunday.
Oct 07, 2012 05:20 EDT
Unknown gunmen opened fire on Saturday on a village in the northeastern Nigerian state of Yobe, with some residents feared dead, the state police commissioner said.
Sep 25, 2012 09:33 EDT
Nigeria's military said Tuesday that it has killed a senior Boko Haram Islamist leader and arrested 156 suspected members of the group during a weekend raid in northeastern Adamawa state.
Sep 24, 2012 13:55 EDT
Nigeria's military said Monday it has killed 35 suspected Boko Haram Islamists in a crackdown on the insurgent group in the northeastern city of Damaturu.
Sep 23, 2012 11:01 EDT
A suicide bomber who tried to ram an explosives-packed car into a Nigerian church on Sunday killed a woman and an eight-year-old boy, while wounding dozens more, the Red Cross and police said.
Sep 23, 2012 09:00 EDT
Officials have slapped a round-the-clock curfew on a restive Nigerian state as security forces hunt for members of a radical Islamist group, the military said Sunday.
Sep 07, 2012 08:01 EDT
Attacks claimed by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram targeting mobile phone towers in recent days have also left 15 people dead and buildings burnt, including two schools, officials said Friday.