Mar 21, 2013 10:12 EDT
A video of a French family of seven kidnapped last month which also purports to show the alleged leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram was obtained by AFP on Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 06:42 EDT
A Nigerian Islamist group warned against the use of force to free a French man and six members of his family kidnapped in Cameroon in a video aired on Thursday.
Mar 19, 2013 16:35 EDT
Wounded survivors on Tuesday described the terrifying scene of a suicide attack at a Nigerian bus station that killed at least 41 people, the latest violence to hit the restive north.
Mar 18, 2013 16:49 EDT
A series of blasts targeting buses full of passengers in Nigeria's second city of Kano killed at least 20 people on Monday, but the toll was expected to rise, a rescue official and a security source told AFP.
Mar 18, 2013 12:41 EDT
A French man abducted with his family last month in Cameroon has spoken in a recording reportedly made by a Nigerian Islamist group linked to Al-Qaeda and obtained by AFP on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 11:33 EDT
A man identified as the father of a French family kidnapped in Cameroon has spoken in an audio statement obtained by AFP and purportedly recorded by Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.
Mar 16, 2013 14:25 EDT
Nigeria on Saturday ruled out a ransom payment to the kidnappers holding seven members of a French family as France's foreign minister held talks with President Goodluck Jonathan on the abductions.
Mar 15, 2013 18:41 EDT
The United States on Friday condemned Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's pardon of a political ally who admitted massive embezzlement as a "setback" in the fight against corruption.
Mar 13, 2013 09:52 EDT
Nigeria's president has pardoned a close political ally who admitted to embezzling millions of dollars of public funds while serving as governor of an oil-rich state, an official said Wednesday.
Mar 10, 2013 14:05 EDT
Britain, Italy and Greece on Sunday said that a claim by a Nigerian Islamist group that it had killed seven foreign hostages appeared to be true, while London denied it had sought to stage a rescue.
Mar 09, 2013 16:00 EST
Nigerian Islamist group Ansaru on Saturday claimed to have killed seven foreign hostages abducted from a construction site last month in the country's restive north, SITE Intelligence Group said, but there was no immediate confirmation from Nigerian authorities or the countries the hostages were said to be from.
Mar 09, 2013 11:46 EST
Nigerian Islamist group Ansaru on Saturday claimed to have killed seven foreign hostages abducted from a construction site last month in the country's restive north, SITE Intelligence Group said.
Mar 09, 2013 09:57 EST
Nigeria's army said on Saturday it had launched an operation in the northern city of Maiduguri, the bastion of Islamist group Boko Haram, that led to the deaths of 20 suspected militants and two soldiers.
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.
Mar 06, 2013 07:39 EST
Nigeria's top Islamic leader has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to offer amnesty to all combatants linked to an extremist group that has killed hundreds, in comments obtained Wednesday.
Mar 05, 2013 14:15 EST
The suspected leader of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram denies any ceasefire deal with the government in a video obtained Tuesday in which a man accused of being an informant appears to be beheaded on camera.
Mar 04, 2013 17:52 EST
Suspected members of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram attacked a police station with gunfire and explosives in northeast Nigeria near the border with Cameroon on Monday, a police source said.
Mar 03, 2013 09:22 EST
Nigeria's military said Sunday that it killed 20 Boko Haram Islamists while repelling an attack by the extremist group in the embattled northeastern state of Borno.