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Nigeria arrests Lebanese suspected of Hezbollah ties

May 30 2013

KANO, Nigeria Nigerian authorities said on Thursday they had arrested three Lebanese in northern Nigeria on suspicion of being members of Hezbollah and that a raid on one of their residences had revealed a stash of heavy weapons.

Nigeria arrests Lebanese suspected of Hezbollah ties

May 30 2013

KANO, Nigeria Nigerian authorities said on Thursday they had arrested three Lebanese in northern Nigeria on suspicion of being members of Hezbollah and that a raid on one of their residences had revealed a stash of heavy weapons.

Islamist group claims kidnap of foreigners in Nigeria

Feb 18 2013

KANO, Nigeria An Islamist group linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Monday for kidnapping seven foreigners in an attack in a remote Nigerian town at the weekend, when raiders used explosives to blast their way into a housing compound in a hail of gunfire.

Islamist group claims kidnap of foreigners in Nigeria

Feb 18 2013

KANO, Nigeria An Islamist group linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Monday for kidnapping seven foreigners in an attack in a remote Nigerian town at the weekend, when raiders used explosives to blast their way into a housing compound in a hail of gunfire.

Islamist group claims kidnap of foreigners in Nigeria

Feb 18 2013

KANO, Nigeria An Islamist group linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Monday for kidnapping seven foreigners in an attack in a remote Nigerian town at the weekend, when raiders used explosives to blast their way into a housing compound in a hail of gunfire.

Gunmen kill nine polio health workers in Nigeria

Feb 08 2013

KANO, Nigeria Gunmen on motorbikes shot dead nine health workers who were administering polio vaccinations in two separate attacks in Nigeria's main northern city of Kano on Friday, police said.

Gunmen kill nine polio health workers in Nigeria

Feb 08 2013

KANO, Nigeria Gunmen on motorbikes shot dead nine health workers who were administering polio vaccinations in two separate attacks in Nigeria's main northern city of Kano on Friday, police said.

Nigeria says Saudi deports 150 female pilgrims, holding 1,000

Sep 26 2012

KANO Saudi authorities have deported 150 female Nigerian pilgrims and detained another 1,000 because they came unaccompanied by men, Nigeria's government announced on Wednesday.

Nigeria says Saudi deports 150 female pilgrims, holding 1,000

Sep 26 2012

KANO Saudi authorities have deported 150 female Nigerian pilgrims and detained another 1,000 because they came unaccompanied by men, Nigeria's government announced on Wednesday.

Nigerian troops kill Boko Haram spokesman - source

Sep 17 2012

KANO, Nigeria Troops have killed Boko Haram spokesman Abu Qaqa, long the public messenger of an Islamic sect that has become the biggest threat to Nigeria's security, in a gun battle in the northern city of Kano, a senior security source said on Monday.

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