Nigeria

Report: Nigerian security forces killed 150 peaceful protesters

Security forces killed at least 150 peaceful protesters in south-eastern Nigeria over a year-long period from August 2015, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Terrorism deaths in OECD countries increase more than sevenfold

The number of deaths caused by terrorism increased more than sevenfold in developed countries in 2015, as attacks orchestrated or inspired by the extremist group Islamic State spread across the...

UN: 14 million Nigerians need assistance amid Boko Haram insurgency

At least 14 million people affected by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria will require urgent humanitarian assistance by next year, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Nigerian police clash with Shiite marchers, at least nine dead

At least nine people died in north-western Nigeria on Monday, police said, after clashes broke out between security forces and members of a Shiite Islamic group who were apparently blocking roads...

Report: 200 children could die daily from hunger in northern Nigeria

Two hundred children could die every day from hunger in north-eastern Nigeria where Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram is wreaking havoc, charity Save the Children said Monday.

Nigerian soldiers kill three female suicide bombers

Nigerian soldiers on Friday fired at three female would-be suicide bombers, the explosives of two of whom went off, killing all three of them, police said.

Nigerian Nobel laureate vows to leave US after Trump inauguration

Nigerian Nobel literature laureate Wole Soyinka vowed to leave the United States the day president-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated, local magazine The Interview reported Thursday.

Soldiers rescue 85 Boko Haram victims in north-eastern Nigeria

Soldiers rescued 85 people, mainly women and children, when clearing camps used by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria, an army spokesman said Sunday.

Nigeria army rescues another Chibok girl and her baby

Soldiers rescued another one of more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram from a school in Chibok in 2014, an army spokesman said Saturday.

Explosion kills 9 people at military checkpoint in Nigeria

Nine people were killed when a van carrying explosives blew up at a military checkpoint in north-eastern Nigeria, police said Tuesday.

At least nine killed in suicide attack on Nigerian refugee camp

At least nine people were killed and 20 others injured Saturday during a suicide bomb attack on a refugee camp in north-eastern Nigeria, a local official said.

Nigeria's president: My wife belongs "in the kitchen"

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said his wife has no place in politics, after she gave an interview to the BBC saying she might not support him in the next election.

21 Chibok schoolgirls released in Nigeria after Swiss mediation

Twenty-one of more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from a school in Chibok in 2014 have been released after negotiations brokered by the Red Cross and Switzerland.

22 Nigerian Shiites reported killed in clashes with police and mobs

At least 22 members of Nigeria's Shiite Muslim community have been killed by police and mobs while holding religious processions in three cities in the north of the country, a community leader...

Merkel pledges 17 million euros in aid to Niger to curb migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived Monday in Niger for the second leg of a three-day Africa tour, during which she has stressed the need for more security and better living conditions on the...