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Islamic States claims August killing of French aid workers in Niger

ReutersIslamic State has credited its West Africa affiliate for killing six French aid workers and their Nigerien guide and driver at a giraffe reserve in Niger on Aug. 9, according to a statement published by the SITE Intelligence Group...

Jihadists raze hospital, take hundreds hostage in Borno, Nigeria

Jihadists have taken hundreds of hostages in Kukawa, a town in Borno, northeast Nigeria, where residents had just returned after fleeing their homes, locals and militia sources said Wednesday.They also attacked Magumeri community, razing to the ground, the only...

Gunmen on motorbike kill 6 French aid workers, their driver and guide in Niger

Gunmen ridding on motorcycles intercepted and killed six French aid workers, their Nigerien guide and driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday, officials said.The group was attacked in a giraffe reserve just 65 km (40 miles) from...

Boko Haram militants kill 16 in northern Cameroon

Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram killed at least 16 people and wounded seven early on Sunday in a grenade attack on a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon, a local official said.The assailants threw a grenade...

Gunmen kill 11 in Gora Gan village, Kaduna, Nigeria

Motorcycle-riding gunmen in Kaduna, Nigeria have killed 11 people, local government and community leaders said on Wednesday, in the latest violence in the area.The attack on Monday came a day after assailants gunned down 18 wedding guests in a...

Scores killed in fresh attacks in Katsina, Nigeria

Armed gangs killed 57 people in a string of attacks on villages in northwest Nigeria, residents said on Wednesday, as security forces struggle to curb violence in the region.Roughly 150 gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on residents before looting...

Boko Haram raze village, kill 69 in Borno northeast, Nigeria

Boko Haram gunman stormed Faduma village in Borno State, Northeast, Nigeria, killed at least 69 people and razed the village to the ground on Tuesday afternoon, according to Reuters.The jihadists arrived the village of Faduma Koloram, in Gubio local...

Gunmen kill 21 in fresh attacks in Zamfara, Nigeria

Armed gangs often officially referred to as bandits, have killed 21 people in the latest bloody assaults on villages in restive northwest Nigeria, police said.Assailants trying to steal cattle shot dead 15 people in clashes with local residents in...

Report says Nigerians paid $18.434m as ransom to kidnappers in 9 years

A new report by Nigeria leading geopolitical platform, SBM Intelligence, has shown that between year 2011 and April 2020, Nigerians have lost at least $18.34 million to kidnappers as payments made to secure the release of their loved ones.Of...

Jihadists kill 7 soldiers in Dapchi and Maza towns, northeast Nigeria

Jihadists killed seven soldiers in attacks in northeast Nigeria, including an assault on Dapchi - a town where schoolgirls were abducted en masse two years ago, military sources and residents said on Tuesday.The attacks on Monday came days before...
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