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Gunmen kill 2 senior police officers in NW Nigeria attack

Abuja/Xinhua: Two senior police officers were shot dead on Friday and another seriously wounded as gunmen invaded a town in Nigeria's northwestern state of Sokoto, police said.

Gunmen kill police officer in SW Nigeria

Lagos/Xinhua: A group of unidentified gunmen on Friday night attacked a police station at a residential area of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state in southwest Nigeria, an official said on Saturday.

Nigeria says kills 3 gunmen in restive northwest

Abuja/Xinhua: The Nigerian military on Friday confirmed the killing of three gunmen and the arrest of 10 others in recent clearance operations in the country's restive northwest region.

Nigerian police kill eight gunmen in crossfire

Lagos/Xinhua: At least eight gunmen have been killed in a combat operation by police in Nigeria's northwestern state of Katsina, a police spokesman said on Sunday.

Boko Haram attack in Cameroon leaves 18 dead, 11 injured

Yaounda/Sputnik: Eighteen people are killed and 11 others are seriously injured in an attack by the Boko Haram group in northern Cameroon, L'Oeil du Sahel reported on Sunday.

Nigeria to resume train services after months of shutdown

Abuja/Xinhua: Nigeria will resume its train services after months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi said.

Children in Nigeria and surrounding countries, continuing to endure ‘horrendous violations’

New York: Girls and boys in northeast Nigeria are continuing to endure brutal abuse at the hands of Boko Haram, and are also being deeply affected by military operations taking place to counter the terrorist group, despite noteworthy efforts, according the UN chief’s latest report on children and armed conflict.

Rights experts urge Nigeria to free humanist detained for blasphemy

New York: Nigerian authorities must immediately release prominent humanist and rights defender Mubarak Bala, who has been detained for more than two months without charge on accusations of blasphemy, a group of independent UN human rights experts said on Friday.

Three troops, 17 gunmen killed in clashes in northern Nigeria

Lagos/Xinhua: Three government troops and 17 gunmen were killed in an encounter in Jibia, Katsina state, in northern Nigeria over the weekend, military spokesman Bernard Onyeuko has confirmed.

Explosion in Nigeria kills 5 children

Abuja/Xinhua: An explosion on Saturday killed five children and injured six others at a local village in Nigeria's northwestern state of Katsina, said the police.

Boko Haram attack leaves 82 dead in NE Nigeria

Abuja/Xinhua: About 82 bodies had been recovered so far from four attacks in three different locations by suspected Boko Haram militants in a state in Nigeria's northeast region, local sources said on Sunday.

69 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria: military source

Lagos/Xinhua/uUNI:  At least 69 people, mostly women and children, were killed Tuesday night, when Boko Haram attacked Zowo ward in Gubio area of Nigeria's restive northeastern Borno state, a military source said on Wednesday.

Conflict-hit Nigerian families living under COVID-19 lockdowns, on ‘life-support’

New York/IBNS: Help and funding are needed urgently for millions of people in Nigeria who have been hit severely by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, including conflict-hit communities “on life-support” in the north-east, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

UN prepares for potentially devastating COVID-19 outbreak in conflict-ravaged northeast Nigeria

New York/IBNS: In northeast Nigeria, where armed conflict has forced millions from their homes, the UN’s migration agency, IOM, is supporting the construction of quarantine shelters, as the region braces for an outbreak of COVID-19 which, it warns, would have ‘devastating consequences’ for those who have been displaced.

Nigerian troops free 15 hostages from pirates in delta region

Abuja/Xinhua/UNI:  A total of 15 hostages held by pirates in Nigeria's delta region were rescued by troops operating in the oil-producing state of Bayelsa, said a military spokesman.