Six dead following attack on police station in southern Nigeria

Armed attackers killed six people at a police station in southern Nigeria, a police spokesman said on Sunday, bringing the total number of officers killed over the weekend to 12 amid escalating violence nationwide. The attack early on Saturday morning in Akwa Ibom state killed five officers and one of their wives, spokesman Odiko Mcdon… Read More Six dead following attack on police station in southern Nigeria

Bandits release forestry college students abducted in northwest Nigeria

Kidnappers have released the remaining 29 students they were holding captive after abducting them in March from a forestry college in Nigeria’s Kaduna state, the head of the parents’ association said. Gunmen took 39 students from the school in northwest Nigeria on March 11 and later released 10 of them. The newly released students were… Read More Bandits release forestry college students abducted in northwest Nigeria

Nigerian lawmakers call for action on nation’s security crisis

Nigeria’s parliament called on the presidency, armed forces and police to address the country’s mounting security crisis on Tuesday, with the lower house urging President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency. The resolutions come as a wave of violence and lawlessness sweeps across Africa’s largest economy. Security forces, including the military deployed across… Read More Nigerian lawmakers call for action on nation’s security crisis

Nigerian bandits execute two more student captives

Nigerian criminals have killed two more student captives abducted from a northern university last week, said a state official on Monday, bringing the total number of executed hostages to five. On Tuesday, armed men stormed Greenfield University in Kaduna state, killing one person and abducting an unknown number of students, the latest in a series… Read More Nigerian bandits execute two more student captives

Gunmen kill one, abduct university students in northwest Nigeria

Kidnappers killed one person and took an unknown number of students from a university in northwest Nigeria’s restive Kaduna state, police said on Wednesday, in the latest in a series of abductions at educational institutes. Armed groups have repeatedly struck northern Nigerian schools and universities since December, abducting more than 700 students for ransom. The… Read More Gunmen kill one, abduct university students in northwest Nigeria

Nigerian security forces rescue over 300 students abducted in Katsina

Security forces on Thursday rescued nearly 350 schoolboys who had been kidnapped by suspected Islamist gunmen in northern Nigeria and taken into a vast forest, the governor of Katsina state said. The abduction last Friday night had been claimed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in an unverified audio recording. Gunmen raided the Government Science… Read More Nigerian security forces rescue over 300 students abducted in Katsina

Islamist terror group Boko Haram claims responsibility for abduction of school students

An audio message from a man identifying himself as the leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram said on Tuesday that the Islamist group was responsible for the kidnapping of more than 300 students from an all-boys school in the northwestern state of Katsina. Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden” in the local Hausa… Read More Islamist terror group Boko Haram claims responsibility for abduction of school students

Nigerian military exchange fire with gunmen who abducted students in Katsina

The Nigerian military had located and exchanged fire with gunmen who kidnapped scores of secondary school students in northwestern Katsina state, according to a statement from the president on Saturday. The gang, armed with AK-47s, stormed the Government Science secondary school in Kankara district at about 9:40 p.m. on Friday, police and locals said. A… Read More Nigerian military exchange fire with gunmen who abducted students in Katsina