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Ahmed Kingimi

Nigerian police rescue 67 from 'inhuman' conditions at Islamic 'school'

Oct 15 2019

MAIDUGUIRI, Nigeria Police in northern Nigeria rescued nearly 70 men and boys from a second purported Islamic school where they were shackled and subjected to "inhuman and degrading treatments." | Video

Armed gang kills at least 18 in northwest Nigeria

May 22 2019

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria An armed gang killed at least 18 people in the northwest Nigerian state of Katsina, police and residents said on Wednesday, as unrest spreads across the region and into the president's home state.

Nigeria's president and main rival confident as polls close

Feb 24 2019

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nigeria began counting votes in Saturday's closely-fought presidential election although the electoral commission extended voting in some places where polling stations opened late or ballot machines malfunctioned. | Video

Nigeria's Buhari promises security for delayed presidential election

Feb 23 2019

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians "to go out and vote", promising there would be adequate security for Saturday's postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar. | Video

Insecurity throws Nigeria's election preparations into disarray

Feb 01 2019

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Muhammad Suleiman thought it was safe to go home after the army drove Islamist insurgents from his town in northeastern Nigeria three years ago.

Islamic State insurgents overrun northeast Nigerian town: security sources

Jan 14 2019

ABUJA Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) insurgents overran the town of Rann in northeastern Nigeria on Monday evening, security sources said, a blow to President Buhari's efforts to defeat the militants just weeks before national elections.

Hundreds flee Islamist attacks in northeast Nigeria to seek refuge in Maiduguri

Dec 29 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Hundreds of people in northeast Nigeria who fled a town targeted by militants linked with Islamic State have sought refuge in capital of Borno state, Reuters witnesses said on Saturday.

Islamists kill at least 10 in bid to capture northeast Nigerian lake town: residents

Dec 28 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Islamist militants and Nigerian troops have been fighting around a fishing town on Lake Chad as the insurgents step up attacks in the run-up to a presidential election in which security is a campaign issue, the army and residents said.

At least 12 Nigerian soldiers killed in fighting with Islamists: sources

Dec 16 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in the northeastern state of Borno, three military sources said on Sunday, one of the largest known losses of life by the army in the last month.

At least 12 Nigerian soldiers killed in fighting with Islamists -sources

Dec 16 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Dec 16 At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in the northeastern state of Borno, three military sources said on Sunday, one of the largest known losses of life by the army in the last month.

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