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Three suicide bombers kill 18 in Nigeria's Maiduguri: police

Feb 17 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Three suicide bombers killed 18 people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, capital of the state worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, its police commissioner said on Saturday.

Suspected Boko Haram attack kills eight soldiers, civilian in Nigeria's northeast - police

Oct 25 2017

BAUCHI, Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram militants killed eight soldiers and one civilian in an attack in Nigeria's northeast, a police official said on Wednesday, the latest sign that the eight-year conflict is far from slowing.

Suicide bomber kills 13 others in northeast Nigerian city: police official

Oct 22 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria A suicide bomber killed 13 other people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, a police official said, the deadliest attack in over a month as the conflict with Boko Haram stretches into its ninth year.

Three suicide bombers kill 12 in Nigeria, emergency agency says

Sep 18 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Suspected suicide bombers killed at least 12 people and injured 26 others on Monday in northeast Nigeria's state of Borno, epicenter of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency, the chairman of the local emergency agency said.

Referral challenge hits bid to contain cholera in Nigeria's northeast

Sep 12 2017

MAIDUGURI Efforts to contain a cholera outbreak that has struck more than 1,000 people in refugee camps in northeast Nigeria are being hampered because people are failing to report suspected cases to authorities, a United Nations official said.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill two in police ambush in northeast Nigeria: police

Jun 20 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram militants killed two people and wounded six others in an ambush on a police convoy in northeast Nigeria's Borno state on Tuesday, a police spokesman said.

Suicide bombers kill 12 in Nigeria's Borno state: police

Jun 19 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Five female suicide bombers killed 12 people and wounded 11 in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, birthplace of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency, police said on Monday.

Boko Haram make biggest raid on Nigeria's Maiduguri in 18 months

Jun 08 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Boko Haram insurgents launched their biggest attack on the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri in 18 months on Wednesday night, the eve of a visit by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to war refugees sheltering there. | Video

Nigerian officials jailed for selling food aid in famine-hit district

May 04 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Two Nigerian officials were sentenced to two years in jail on Thursday for taking and selling about 300 bags of rice meant for people fleeing severe food shortages and fighting.

Nigeria's military frees 593 people cleared of Boko Haram ties

Apr 10 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nigeria's military on Monday released 593 people after clearing them of having ties with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a spokesman said.

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