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Ahmed Kingimi

Nigeria's president and main rival confident as polls close

23 Feb 2019

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nigeria began counting votes in Saturday's closely-fought presidential election although the electoral commission extended voting in some places where polling stations opened late or ballot machines malfunctioned. | Video

Nigeria's Buhari promises security for delayed presidential election

23 Feb 2019

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians "to go out and vote", promising there would be adequate security for Saturday's postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar. | Video

Insecurity throws Nigeria's election preparations into disarray

01 Feb 2019

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Muhammad Suleiman thought it was safe to go home after the army drove Islamist insurgents from his town in northeastern Nigeria three years ago.

Islamic State insurgents overrun northeast Nigerian town - security sources

14 Jan 2019

ABUJA Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) insurgents overran the town of Rann in northeastern Nigeria on Monday evening, security sources said, a blow to President Buhari's efforts to defeat the militants just weeks before national elections.

Hundreds flee Islamist attacks in northeast Nigeria to seek refuge in Maiduguri

29 Dec 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Hundreds of people in northeast Nigeria who fled a town targeted by militants linked with Islamic State have sought refuge in capital of Borno state, Reuters witnesses said on Saturday.

Islamists kill at least 10 in bid to capture northeast Nigerian lake town - residents

28 Dec 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Islamist militants and Nigerian troops have been fighting around a fishing town on Lake Chad as the insurgents step up attacks in the run-up to a presidential election in which security is a campaign issue, the army and residents said.

At least 12 Nigerian soldiers killed in fighting with Islamists - sources

16 Dec 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in the northeastern state of Borno, three military sources said on Sunday, one of the largest known losses of life by the army in the last month.

At least 12 Nigerian soldiers killed in fighting with Islamists -sources

16 Dec 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Dec 16 At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in the northeastern state of Borno, three military sources said on Sunday, one of the largest known losses of life by the army in the last month.

Militants kill around 100 Nigerian soldiers in attack on army base -sources

22 Nov 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Militants killed around 100 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on an army base on Sunday, security sources said on Thursday, blaming Islamic State West Africa.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 15 in northeast Nigeria - residents

01 Nov 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Suspected members of the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency killed at least 15 people in an attack on a group of villages in northeast Nigeria late on Wednesday, residents told Reuters.

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