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Nigeria: Suicide bomb attack destroys 3 fuel trucks in Borno

Multiple explosions rocked the outskirts of Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri early on Friday, killing three suicide bombers, the emergency service and police said. The blasts on Damboa road in the restive city were triggered when one of the bombers detonated his explosives, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, of the National Emergency Management …

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Nigerian musician Innocent Idibia donates $11,000 to UNHCR for humanitarian efforts

Nigerian music icon, Innocent Idibia – known by his stage name Tuface, has donated 3.5 million naira to the UN refugee office in the country. He has also disclosed that a charity concert will be held in June to help raise more funds. The funds which come up to over …

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Niger: Terrorist attack kills 15 soldiers

Fifteen soldiers were killed and 19 wounded in a attack by “terrorist elements” in western Niger, authorities said Thursday. “A Niger army patrol was attacked by terrorist elements at 15:00 GMT north of Tilwa (on Wednesday). We have 15 dead and 19 wounded in our ranks,” said Colonel Toure Seydou …

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Nigeria: 2 soldiers dead and many injured over Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army on Thursday evening foiled a Boko Haram attack that targeted Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in the country’s north-east. The attack according to local media sources was two-pronged. The face-to-face combat between the army and insurgents before the detonation of three suicide bombs. Six suspected Boko …

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Nigeria: Buhari discuss with Trump over the U.S. arms deal

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari discussed a possible new arms deal with U.S. President Donald Trump by telephone on Monday to help the West African nation fight terrorism, the Nigerian presidency said. Nigeria has been fighting since 2009 against an insurgency by Boko Haram militants trying to set up an Islamic …

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2 Nigerian Army officers jailed and demoted for mistreating disabled civilian

The Nigerian Army on Friday announced that two officers caught on video abusing a physically challenged man in the city of Onitsha in the southern Anambra State had been demoted and jailed. Both men, were arrested after the assault video went viral on social media. The were seen beating the …

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