Jan 24, 2013 15:50 EST
Clashes between ethnic Fulani herdsmen and local farmers have left at least nine people dead in central Nigeria's volatile Plateau State, a military spokesman said Thursday.
Aug 12, 2012 14:17 EDT
Gunmen attacked a mainly Christian village outside the flashpoint central Nigerian city of Jos, killing at least one person and injuring two others, a military spokesman said Sunday.
Jul 17, 2012 08:31 EDT
An assailant on Tuesday fired a heavy weapon at an Islamic school in the central Nigerian city of Jos, killing at least one person in an area plagued by sectarian violence, officials and residents said.
Jul 07, 2012 17:39 EDT
Gunmen killed several people in an attack on two Christian villages in central Nigeria's Plateau State early Saturday, officials said.
Jul 07, 2012 06:40 EDT
Nigerian police said Saturday they have made safe a bomb in Jos, a central flashpoint city wracked by ethnic unrest and attacks blamed on the Islamist group Boko Haram.
Jun 03, 2012 09:54 EDT
A suicide bomber who tried to drive an explosives-packed car into a church in northern Nigeria on Sunday killed at least nine people, including himself, and injured 35, officials said.
May 19, 2012 15:56 EDT
Security forces found weapons and bomb-making stocks during a house raid Saturday in the violence-plagued central Nigerian city of Jos, police said.
Apr 25, 2012 05:22 EDT
A blast rocked a soccer viewing centre in restive central Nigerian city of Jos, injuring at least nine people who watched the semi-final match between Chelsea and Barcelona, police said Wednesday.
Mar 11, 2012 15:09 EDT
A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Catholic church in central Nigeria on Sunday, killing seven people and sparking panic in which security forces shot three others dead.
Feb 26, 2012 15:06 EST
Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram said it was behind a suicide bomb attack Sunday that killed at least three outside a church in the central city of Jos, and warned of more such assaults.
Sep 11, 2011 16:51 EDT
JOS, Nigeria (Reuters) - An explosion shook an outdoor bar in the central Nigerian town of Jos on Sunday, a military spokesman said, the latest unrest in a region where religious clashes have killed over 70 people in recent weeks.
Aug 16, 2011 06:59 EDT
Nigerian police Tuesday urged residents with information on the disappearance of the father of Chelsea footballer John Obi Mikel to contact them, as authorities struggled for clues on the kidnapping.
Aug 16, 2011 06:32 EDT
Nigerian police Tuesday urged residents with information on the disappearance of the father of Chelsea footballer John Obi Mikel to contact them as authorities struggled for clues in the kidnapping.
Aug 15, 2011 12:02 EDT
Ten people were killed in two separate overnight attacks outside the volatile Nigerian city of Jos, a local official said, leading angry residents to block roads leading to the area on Monday.
Aug 15, 2011 08:56 EDT
The father of Chelsea and Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel has been abducted in his homeland, but no ransom demand has been made, the player's representatives said on Monday.
Jun 29, 2011 12:29 EDT
A cholera outbreak has killed 10 people in central Nigeria's Plateau State over the past two weeks, a local health official said Wednesday.
Mar 18, 2011 17:28 EDT
More than 200 people have been killed in unrest in central Nigeria since December and most perpetrators have not been prosecuted, Amnesty International said on Friday.
Mar 02, 2011 14:54 EST
Nigeria's former military dictator and main opposition presidential candidate on Wednesday launched his campaign telling supporters to "lynch" anybody who attempted to rig the April vote.
Feb 12, 2011 16:17 EST
Four people were killed in a pre-dawn attack in central Nigeria's volatile state of Plateau, police said Saturday.
Feb 11, 2011 13:28 EST
Five people including a child were shot dead in an overnight attack in violence-wracked central Nigeria over a cattle dispute, police and medical officials said on Friday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
| Plateau State|
State nickname: Home of Peace and Tourism
|Date Created||3rd February, 1976|
Ranked 12 of 36
- 2005 (estimate)
- 1991 Census
|Ranked 26 of 36|
- Per capita
|Jonah Jang (PDP)|