Abuja/UNI/Sputnik: About 6,000 Boko Haram militants have recently surrendered to the Nigerian government forces, a defense ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
New York: Speaking in Nigeria, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has emphasized the importance of prevention as “the only real, sustainable solution” to resolving the challenges thrown up by conflict.
Moscow/Sputnik: At least 53 people were killed by armed cattle thieves in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Zamfara, The Kuwait Times reports citing police.
Abuja/Xinhua: Five gunmen were killed on Sunday as Nigerian troops and police special forces thwarted an attack on a police station in the southern state of Imo, said a spokesperson for the army.
Abuja/IBNS: Nigeria on Friday suspended Twitter operations in the country for activities "capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence", media reports said.
Flagging the economic managers of the African nation, experts have expressed concern over Nigeria’s increasing indebtedness to China, media reports said.
Lagos/Xinhua: Gunmen killed two more students abducted from a university in the northwest Nigerian state of Kaduna, local authorities said Monday.
New York: While the release of more than 200 girls abducted from their school on Friday in northwest Nigeria is a welcome development said senior UN officials there on Tuesday, civilians and aid facilities have come under attack in the country’s northeast, highlighting the plight of civilians who have suffered years of conflict and insecurity.
Abuja: As many as 300 Nigerian girls, who were abducted recently, have been freed, media reports said.
New York: An attack on a secondary school in northwest Nigeria on Friday in which several hundred girls are still missing, has been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General, and UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.
New York: The United Nations Secretary-General has strongly condemned Wednesday’s attack on a boarding school in north-central Nigeria in which one student was killed and several students, as well as relatives and staff, abducted.
Moscow/Sputnik: At least 24 people were killed across Nigeria over the weekend in attacks carried out by bandits and cultists, Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper reported on Monday.
New York: The UN chief on Friday welcomed the release of more than 300 schoolboys forcibly taken from their school in northwest Nigeria a week ago, although others reportedly remain missing.
Abuja: The Nigerian schools students, who were abducted recently, have been released, officials said.
New York: The United Nations Secretary-General has called for the “immediate and unconditional” release of hundreds of boys, believed abducted by suspected bandits, after an attack on their school in northwest Nigeria.