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Nigeria force unveils wanted bank robbery mastermind faces.

The Nigerian police force have released close circuit television (CCTV) footage of robbers who attacked a bank in the town of Offa in central Kwara State in early April. The police in a tweet on Saturday (May 5) declared wanted wanted four of the gangsters who participated in the bloody …

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Police reports 45 dead in a village attack in nothern part of Nigeria.

At least 45 people died in an attack on a village in northern Nigeria, the latest in a string of incidents underscoring insecurity in parts of the country. President Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria’s 2015 elections partly on promises to bring security to Africa’s largest economy and most populous nation, but …

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US denies hand in violence ahead of presidential referendum in Burundi

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday denounced recent political violence in Burundi ahead of the country’s May 17 referendum to amend its constitution and expressed concerns that the vote to extend its president’s term in office could hurt its democratic institutions. “We denounce the numerous instances of violence, intimidation, and …

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Communal Killings: Nigerian lawmakers proposes sack of all security chiefs.

Nigerian lawmakers voted on Wednesday to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to the House of Representatives to discuss a spate of killings in central Nigeria. Hundreds of people have died in clashes this year between semi-nomadic herdsmen and settled farmers in central states, including 16 killed in an attack on a …

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Herdsmen killing: Buhari sends condolences to Catholic Church in Nigeria over 16 lives lost.

Semi-nomadic herdsmen armed with guns killed 16 people on Tuesday in an attack on a church congregation in a central state of Nigeria plagued by communal violence, police said. Hundreds of people have died in clashes this year between herders and farmers in central Nigeria in an outbreak of violence …

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Bio’s installation sparks violence amidst supporters and security in Sierra Leone.

Less than 24 hours after opposition Julius Maada Bio was sworn-in as President of Sierra Leone, some of his supporters have engaged in violent activities. The violence erupted in the eastern Sierra Leonean district of Kenema, after the installation of Bio as the country’s fifth president. Reports out of the …

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