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Gunmen Torch Churches, Kill Scores In Nigeria

AP | By HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 06.29.2014 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists sprayed gunfire at worshippers and torched four churches Sunday in a village just miles from the...

Confusion Over The Fate Of Schoolgirls Kidnapped In Nigeria

AP | HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 ab...

Nigeria Orders The Closures Of 85 Schools

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — School officials and teachers say Borno state government has ordered the closure of all high schools amid fears of attacks...

Islamic Miltants Attack School, Burn Students Alive

AP | ADAMU ADAMU and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

POTISKUM, Nigeria — Islamic militants attacked a boarding school before dawn Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as stu...

Nigerian Militants Start Kidnapping Women And Children

AP | JON GAMBRELL and SUNDAY ALAMBA | Posted 05.13.2013 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria -- The leader of an Islamic extremist group in Nigeria says his group has started kidnapping women and children as part of its bloody g...

Dozens Killed In Coordinated Attacks In Nigeria

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Coordinated attacks by Islamic extremists armed with heavy machine guns killed at least 42 people in northeast Nigeria, aut...

Reports: Nigerian Army Targeted Civilians, Burned Down Village

AP | HARUNA UMAR and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

BAGA, Nigeria -- Satellite photographs and witness statements Tuesday strongly challenged denials by Nigeria's government about mass casualties and da...

Italy Confirms 7 Hostages Killed In Nigeria

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

KANO, Nigeria — Radical Islamic fighters killed seven foreign hostages in Nigeria, European diplomats said Sunday, making it the worst such kidn...