30 Jan 2012

Fresh attacks on Nigerian police stations kill two

“Gunmen have attacked two more police stations in Nigeria’s second city of Kano, killing at least two people amid a wave of escalating violence blamed on Islamists.” (Source: AFP: Fresh attacks on Nigerian police stations kill two.)

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24 Jan 2012

FCO warns Britons not to travel to Kano Nigeria

“The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned Britons not to travel to parts of Nigeria in the wake of terrorist attacks that left 178 people dead. “ Source: Nigeria terrorist attacks: FCO warns Britons not to travel to Kano as William Hague condemns violence | Mail Online

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12 Oct 2010

Nigeria police station destroyed in ‘Boko Haram attack’

“A police station in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri has been destroyed in an attack blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic sect. One policeman was injured by gunmen who shot at the entrance before an explosion inside injured another policeman and woman. At least 16 people, mostly police officers,

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14 Sep 2010

Intelligence official, four family members killed in Nigeria

“Unknown attackers brandishing machetes stormed the home of a senior intelligence official and hacked him and four members of his family to death in an apparent targeted killing, police said Tuesday. Two other children managed to escape the attack, though one was wounded, according to police. ‘The man Garba Bello,

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08 Mar 2010

Attack on Nigerian town kills hundreds

“he death toll from weekend violence in central Nigeria climbed to more than 200 Monday after members of a machete-wielding Muslim group attacked a mostly Christian town south of the city of Jos, officials said. More than 200 were dead and 32 injured, according to Choji Gyang, a religious affairs

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31 Jan 2010

UPDATE 2-Nigeria pipeline attack forces Shell to cut output | Markets | Reuters

“Royal Dutch Shell said on Sunday it had shut down three pumping stations in Nigeria’s Niger Delta after a key crude oil pipeline was sabotaged. Although there has been no claim of responsibility, the attack occurred a day after Nigeria’s main militant group MEND called off a three-month-old ceasefire and

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29 Jan 2010

Nigeria militants end truce in Niger Delta oil region

“The main rebel group in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta says it is ending the ceasefire it declared last October. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Delta (Mend) said it did not believe the government would restore control of resources to local people. Mend has demanded that residents be given

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28 Dec 2009

Detroit terror attack: ‘There are many more like me,’ bomber warns

“Abdulmutallab has given a defiant warning to US investigators, telling them: ‘There are more just like me who will strike soon.’ Dozens of Islamic militants from Britain are thought to have travelled to Yemen in recent months, where the security services fear they are being trained by al-Qaeda bomb-makers to

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28 Dec 2009

Deaths as police and sect clash in Bauchi, Nigeria

“At least 20 people are thought to have died in clashes between security forces and members of a religious sect in the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi.

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09 Dec 2009

Nigerian police killing at will, says Amnesty

“Nigerian police are carrying out a shocking level of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, Amnesty International says. The rights group’s three-year inquiry details cases of prisoners tortured to death and shootings at roadblocks. Amnesty says the police complain they are poorly trained and that criminals are often better armed than

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