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Gunmen attack convoy of Nigeria’s President Buhari

– – A convoy of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s team has been attacked by gunmen in Katsina, his home state in the north. The convoy had gone ahead of the president’s trip to his Daura hometown to celebrate the Eid-ul-Adha Muslim festival this weekend when the attackers opened fire on them. A statement issued by the presidency said the attackers… Read More
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At least 50 worshippers in Nigeria killed by gunmen

– – Gunmen on Sunday stormed a catholic church in Nigeria’s Ondo state killing at least 50 people and injuring several others. Local media reported that the attack on the worshippers took place during a mass service. They had fired at worshippers and detonated explosives at the church. Those killed included women and children. The identity and motive of the… Read More
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Nigeria: Two dead as gunmen attack military academy

– – At least two people have been killed after gunmen attacked a top military academy in Nigeria. Local media reports say another person has been abducted at the Nigerian Defence Academy which trains elite officers from Nigeria and other African countries. An army spokesman said the assailants broke into the campus in the northern city of Kaduna in the early… Read More
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Nigerian army general killed by gunmen on highway

– – The Nigerian army said on Friday that gunmen shot dead one of its army general who was travelling by car on a major road. The army general, Major General Hassan Ahmed was traveling from the capital, Abuja,when he was shot dead. According to the army, the general was killed when gunmen attacked his vehicle along the Lokoja-Abuja road… Read More
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Nigeria: Three abducted students killed by kidnappers

– – Three students of the Greenfield University in Kasarami in Kaduna State have been killed by their kidnappers. They were among those abducted from the university on Tuesday. The three students were found shot dead. Authorities said their corpses were found on Friday in Kwanan Bature village, close to the university. Officials said unspecified number of students and a… Read More
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Over 300 schoolgirls abducted by gunmen in Nigeria

– – Over 300 schoolgirls have been abducted by gunmen in the Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State in Nigeria. The bandits carried out the abducted of the schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe. The State Police spokesperson Mohammed Shehu told local media “We are right now on our way going to the school where the incident happened.”… Read More
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Nigeria: Several students and staff missing after attack on school

– – Several students are reported missing in the north-central Nigerian town of Kagara in Niger state after gunmen stormed a boys boarding secondary school. The incident which happened in the early hours of Wednesday resulted in the abduction of a yet to be known number of students. A source at the school has also revealed that four staff and their families were also… Read More
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Nigeria: Hundreds of pupils missing after gun attack

– – Hundreds of Nigerian students are reported missing after gunmen attacked the Government Science Secondary School. Over 800 students were in the school when the gunmen arrived on motorbikes and started shooting indiscriminately in the north western part of Nigeria. The Nigerian military has announced that it had exchanged fire with the gunmen after locating their hideout in a forest. There… Read More
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Ghana: Unidentified gunmen seize 4 Indians, 2 Ghanaians

Unidentified security operatives in Ghana have seized four Indian businessmen in a dawn operation in a town called Ahodwo near Kumasi in the country’s Ashanti region. Two other Ghanaians who work for these Indians were also been seized, according to local media reports. The whereabouts of these Indians and Ghanaians have not yet been made public. Security officials have also… Read More