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Nigeria bolsters security on eve of presidential election

15 Feb 2019

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Feb 15 Nigeria bolstered security in much of the country on Friday on the eve of a presidential election in Africa's largest democracy where past ballots have been marred by violence, voter intimidation and vote rigging.

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.

Three suicide bombers kill 18 in Nigeria's Maiduguri - police

17 Feb 2018

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Three suicide bombers killed 18 people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, capital of the state worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, its police commissioner said on Saturday.

Suspected Boko Haram attack kills eight soldiers, civilian in Nigeria's northeast - police

25 Oct 2017

BAUCHI, Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram militants killed eight soldiers and one civilian in an attack in Nigeria's northeast, a police official said on Wednesday, the latest sign that the eight-year conflict is far from slowing.

Suicide bomber kills 13 others in northeast Nigerian city - police official

23 Oct 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria A suicide bomber killed 13 other people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, a police official said, the deadliest attack in over a month as the conflict with Boko Haram stretches into its ninth year.

Three suicide bombers kill 12 in Nigeria, emergency agency says

18 Sep 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Suspected suicide bombers killed at least 12 people and injured 26 others on Monday in northeast Nigeria's state of Borno, epicentre of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency, the chairman of the local emergency agency said.

Referral challenge hits bid to contain cholera in Nigeria's northeast

12 Sep 2017

MAIDUGURI Efforts to contain a cholera outbreak that has struck more than 1,000 people in refugee camps in northeast Nigeria are being hampered because people are failing to report suspected cases to authorities, a United Nations official said.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill two in police ambush in northeast Nigeria - police

20 Jun 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram militants killed two people and wounded six others in an ambush on a police convoy in northeast Nigeria's Borno state on Tuesday, a police spokesman said.

Suicide bombers kill 12 in Nigeria's Borno state - police

19 Jun 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Five female suicide bombers killed 12 people and wounded 11 in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, birthplace of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency, police said on Monday.

Boko Haram make biggest raid on Nigeria's Maiduguri in 18 months

08 Jun 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Boko Haram insurgents launched their biggest attack on the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri in 18 months on Wednesday night, the eve of a visit by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to war refugees sheltering there. | Video

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