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 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.
Aug 26, 2012 16:48 EDT
A group of armed men killed a policeman on Sunday in the tense northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu, which has been hit by several attacks carried out by Islamists in recent months, residents said.
Jul 07, 2012 10:53 EDT
Nigerian troops killed one person during a raid on a suspected hideout of Islamist group Boko Haram in the restive northeastern city of Damaturu, a hospital source and residents said Saturday.
Jun 22, 2012 05:02 EDT
Nigerian troops have arrested a suspect in the Christmas Day bombings that killed at least 44 people, state television reported, as Washington put three Boko Haram leaders on its global terror list.
Jun 20, 2012 17:19 EDT
Fresh clashes broke out on Wednesday in an area of northern Nigeria already under a round-the-clock curfew after three previous days of attacks and reprisal violence killed at least 101 people.
Jun 20, 2012 12:48 EDT
Soldiers and police patrolled the empty streets of two Nigerian cities on Wednesday after three days of violence left at least 101 people dead, with some residents still unable to return home.
Jun 19, 2012 10:38 EDT
Gunfire and rioting rocked two northern Nigerian cities on Tuesday in a fresh round of unrest, prompting authorities to slap curfews on both after weekend violence killed 52 people.
Jun 19, 2012 07:40 EDT
Nigerian authorities slapped a round-the-clock curfew on Damaturu Tuesday as fresh gunfire rocked the restive northeastern city, officials and residents said.
Apr 25, 2012 09:52 EDT
Gunmen killed five people, including a police officer and a politician, at a bar in Nigeria in an area previously hit by a bomb blast blamed on Islamists, residents and a doctor said Wednesday.
Apr 09, 2012 13:20 EDT
Nigerian Islamists shot dead a seven-year-old girl in a failed attempt to kill her policeman father, one of a spate of Easter weekend attacks that claimed over 40 lives, officials said Monday.
Apr 09, 2012 08:36 EDT
Nigerian Islamists shot dead a seven-year-old girl during a failed attempt to kill her policeman father hours after group members killed three in a separate raid, the army and police said on Monday.
Nov 07, 2011 22:02 EST
Nigeria was on high alert after the United States warned of fresh attacks following a wave of deadly blasts claimed by Islamists that killed 150 people in the northeast of the country.
Nov 05, 2011 15:15 EDT
KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - At least 65 people were killed in the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu, an aid agency said Saturday, after Islamist insurgents bombed churches, mosques and police stations and fought hours of gun battles with police.
Aug 25, 2010 12:50 EDT
A cholera epidemic that has killed more than 350 people in Nigeria since the start of the year now poses a threat to the entire country, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
Aug 24, 2010 11:03 EDT
The death toll from cholera and a related disease in northern Nigerian has risen to 283 from 231 within a week, according to various official figures.