Dozens killed in Boko Haram raids, new military team in place

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Boko Haram gunmen killed dozens of people in four villages in northeast Nigeria, slitting some residents’ throats and opening fire on others, one resident and the police said on Tuesday. The atrocities near Monguno in the northeastern state of Borno took the death toll since Muhammau Buhari became president in late More...

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By Ghanamma On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Suicide attack at checkpoint in Nigeria’s Maiduguri kills four

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Four people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber hit a military checkpoint on the outskirts of the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, civilian vigilantes told AFP. The More...

By Ghanamma On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Six Nigerians extradited to US for alleged Internet scams

Washington (AFP) – Six Nigerian nationals have been extradited from South Africa for their alleged role in Internet scams involving dating websites and work-at-home schemes, the US Department of Justice said More...

By Ghanamma On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Nigeria’s Buhari replaces military brass as Boko Haram strikes

Abuja (AFP) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sacked his entire military top brass, as Boko Haram militants mounted deadly attacks against civilians in Nigeria’s remote northeast and their first More...

By Ghanamma On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Nigerian military checkpoint hit by suicide attack

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – A suicide bomber hit a military checkpoint on the outskirts of the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Monday, in the latest in a string of attacks blamed on Boko Haram Islamists. The More...

By Ghanamma On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Nigeria’s Buhari sacks top military chiefs: spokesman

Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sacked his entire military top brass, his spokesman said, in a widely expected move as he tries to end the Boko Haram insurgency. “The More...

By Ghanamma On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Suicide attack at checkpoint in Nigeria’s Maiduguri: vigilantes

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – A suicide bomber on Monday attacked a military checkpoint on the outskirts of Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, causing casualties, civilian vigilantes helping troops in the fight against More...

By Ghanamma On Sunday, July 12th, 2015
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Niger soldier among four killed in Boko Haram prison attack

Niamey (AFP) – A soldier and three Boko Haram members died early Sunday when the Islamists raided a prison in southeastern Niger in a likely bid to free detained colleagues, humanitarian and government sources More...

By Ghanamma On Sunday, July 12th, 2015
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UAE police nab Nigerians for hacking US accounts

Abu Dhabi (AFP) – United Arab Emirates police have busted a cell of three Nigerian hackers who targeted US bank accounts, the interior ministry said Sunday. The trio were arrested following a tip-off from More...

By Ghanamma On Sunday, July 12th, 2015
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Chad warning on veil ban after deadly Boko Haram bombing

N’Djamena (AFP) – Chadian police on Sunday warned that anyone found wearing the Muslim full-face veil would be arrested, after a Boko Haram suicide bombing in the capital left 15 dead. Saturday’s More...