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Gunmen Torch Churches, Kill Scores In Nigeria

AP | By HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

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

It's Time for Muslim Outrage Against the Boko Haram

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Every Imam who takes the pulpit this Friday should at the very least pray for our sisters in Nigeria as well as every woman who faces religious persecution and oppression at the hands of those who claim to act on God's behalf.

Nigeria's Boko Haram Targets Children Just Because They Go to School

Gordon Brown | Posted 06.24.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

The world must wake up to an escalating tragedy now engulfing Nigeria. Today the lives of 230 teenage schoolgirls hang in the balance. We cannot stop terrorism overnight, but we can make sure that its perpetrators are aware that murdering and abducting schoolchildren is a heinous crime that the international authorities are determined to punish.

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's Christian Leaders Urge Dialogue With Violent Boko Haram

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 03.20.2014 | Religion

(RNS) For five years, bombs and bullets from Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram have ripped through churches and their members, raising concerns ov...

'If Nigeria Falls to Islamic Extremists, All of Africa Will Be at Risk'

Joop Koopman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Joop Koopman

Nigerian Christians are confronted with the growing threat of radical Islam in the form of the extremely violent anti-Christian Boko Haram sect, which was declared a terrorist organization by the U.S.

Nigerian State Shutters Schools In Wake Of Brutal Attacks

AP | By HARUNA UMAR and WANDOO MAKURDI | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The governor of Nigeria's northeast Yobe state is ordering all schools closed to avoid attacks by Islamic militants who ha...

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...

Nigerian Forces Report 52 Islamist Militants Dead, 70 Arrested

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2013 | World

KANO, Nigeria, March 9 (Reuters) - Nigerian security forces said on Saturday they had killed 52 Islamist militants over 10 days of fighting in the n...

Clashes In Nigeria Kill At Least 80

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

By Garba Mohammed and Mike Oboh KADUNA/ABUJA, June 20 (Reuters) - At least 80 people have been killed since Monday in clashes in north...

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigerian Vice President, Empowered By Lawmakers

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's parliament empowered Vice President Goodluck Jonathan to run Africa's most populous nation Tuesday in place of an ill...

Nigeria Footage Shows Armed Soldiers Kill Unarmed Men (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- An international news channel is showing chilling footage of men in uniforms shooting unarmed men after they purportedly we...

Nigeria Religious Riots 'Kill Scores' In Jos

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOS, Nigeria — Charred bodies with scorched hands reaching skyward lay in the streets and a mosque with blackened minarets smoldered Wednesday a...

Nigerian Militants To Resume Attacks On Oil Installations | Emma Amaize, Daniel Idonor and Austin Ogwuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOVEMENT for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta (MEND) said yesterday that militants would resume fresh attacks on oil installations in the country a...

Aviation Security: Lucky Again

Malcolm Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malcolm Nance

Most airports and airlines are still struggling to educate security staff about the 2001 shoe bomb and box cutters. They are not looking for the next generation bomb.

Nigeria Claims Victory After Mohammed Yusuf, Islamist Leader, Killed

AP | NJADVARA MUSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Five days of fighting between government forces and a radical Islamist sect left dirt roads soaked with blood, buildings sc...

Nigeria Storms Mosque, Killing More Than 100 In Raging Gunbattle

AP | NJADVARA MUSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of the Islamist sect blamed for days of violence in northern Nigeria has been shot and killed while in poli...

Nigeria: troops battle Islamic militants in north

AP | NJADVARA MUSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Soldiers in tanks and armored cars besieged the shelled compound of a radical Islamist sect and sporadic gunfire exploded a...

Nigerian Islamist Militants Kill 150 In 2 Days

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Islamist militants have staged three co-ordinated attacks in northern Nigeria leaving dozens dead, meaning about 150 have been killed in two days....