Gunmen kill at least 140 people in NW Nigeria

Gunmen kill at least 140 people in NW Nigeria

Gunmen known locally as "bandits" killed at least 140 people in multiple raids this week in northwest Nigeria, four residents told AFP Saturday, but there was no official confirmation.

Six die, scores feared missing in Nigeria after collapse of high-rise

Six die, scores feared missing in Nigeria after collapse of high-rise

At least six people have died in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos after the collapse of a high-rise building that was under construction, the state emergency services chief said on Tuesday.

Gunmen kill three security agents in northwest Nigeria

Gunmen kill three security agents in northwest Nigeria

Gunmen have killed three security agents in northwest Nigeria's Zamfara state, a spokesman said Saturday, in the latest violence in the volatile region.

Nigeria bombs gunmen camp, kills 78

Nigeria bombs gunmen camp, kills 78

Nigerian forces have killed 78 gunmen, known locally as bandits, during military operations including air strikes in northwestern Zamfara state, the air force said.

13 policemen killed in northwest Nigeria

13 policemen killed in northwest Nigeria

Thirteen policemen were killed in an ambush by cattle thieves in northwest Nigeria's Zamfara state, in the latest spate of violence in the region, police said late on Sunday.

Over 120 students missing after Nigeria school raid

Over 120 students missing after Nigeria school raid

About 125 students were still missing on Wednesday but 28 others had been re-united with their families after an attack by armed men on a boarding school in Nigeria's Kaduna state, the head of the Kaduna Baptist conference said.

Death toll rises to 88 in attack in northwest Nigeria

Death toll rises to 88 in attack in northwest Nigeria

Police in northwest Nigeria's Kebbi state told AFP Sunday that the death toll from an attack by a gang of cattle thieves on seven villages Thursday had risen to 88.

Nigerian police hunt for 200 kidnapped children

Nigerian police hunt for 200 kidnapped children

Nigerian authorities said on Tuesday that about 200 children had been seized in the latest school kidnapping in its violent north but they ruled out securing their freedom by paying a ransom.

Nigeria kidnap kingpin killed in clash with rival gang

Nigeria kidnap kingpin killed in clash with rival gang

A Nigerian bandit chief who led the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolchildren has been killed in armed clashes with a rival gang, days after reneging on an amnesty deal with authorities, sources told AFP.

More than 30 Nigerian soldiers killed in militant attack

More than 30 Nigerian soldiers killed in militant attack

Militants overran an army base in northeastern Nigeria, killing more than 30 soldiers before pulling back in the face of air strikes, soldiers and a resident said.

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released

All 279 girls kidnapped from their boarding school in northern Nigeria have been released and are on government premises, the local governor told AFP Tuesday.

Freed Nigerian schoolboys arrive back home a week after abduction

Freed Nigerian schoolboys arrive back home a week after abduction

Dozens of the 344 kidnapped boys freed from their captors in northwest Nigeria were seen arriving at local government buildings in the city of Katsina on Friday, a Reuters witness said.