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6,000 Boko Haram militants surrender to Nigerian forces

Abuja/UNI/Sputnik: About 6,000 Boko Haram militants have recently surrendered to the Nigerian government forces, a defense ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Prevention, only ‘sustainable solution’ to conflict, deputy UN chief tells Nigerian law students

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.

More than 50 people killed by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria: Reports

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.

Nigerian troops thwart police station attack, 5 gunmen killed

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.

Nigeria suspends Twitter ops 'indefinitely' for removing President's tweet

Abuja/IBNS: Nigeria on Friday suspended Twitter operations in the country for activities "capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence", media reports said.

Experts raise red flags over Nigeria's $3.3 billion debts to China

Flagging the economic managers of the African nation, experts have expressed concern over Nigeria’s increasing indebtedness to China, media reports said.

Gunmen kill 2 more kidnapped students in Nigeria: official

Lagos/Xinhua: Gunmen killed two more students abducted from a university in the northwest Nigerian state of Kaduna, local authorities said Monday.

Abducted girls released in northwest Nigeria, as fresh attacks rock country’s northeast

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. 

Nigeria: Almost 300 abducted girls freed 

Abuja: As many as 300 Nigerian girls, who were abducted recently, have been freed, media reports said.

Condemnation over new attack on Nigeria school, ‘more than 300’ girls missing

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.

UN chief condemns attack on school in Nigeria

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.

Armed bandits kill over 20 people in Nigeria : Reports

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.

UN chief commends ‘swift action’ by Nigerian authorities as more than 300 boys are reunited with their families

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. 

Nigeria: Hundreds of boys rescued, confirms officials 

Abuja: The Nigerian schools students, who were abducted recently, have been released, officials said.

UN chief calls for immediate release of abducted children in Nigeria

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.