Nov 22nd, 2012
A mispronunciation taken to be blasphemous in Nigeria’s north sparked a riot by Muslim youths Thursday, leaving four people dead as well as a church and shops burnt, police and residents said. “What happened in (the town of) Bichi was misinformation,” Kano state police chief Ibrahim...
Jul 30th, 2012
Two explosions have struck police stations in northwest Nigeria. An Associated Press journalist in Sokoto, the major city of Nigeria’s northwest, says he saw smoke rising over the stations after the blast Monday morning. Police and security agents have blocked off roads to the sites. The cause ...
May 12th, 2012
Nigeria’s police said on Saturday they captured a senior commander of the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram in Kano, the largest city in the north and scene of attacks this year that have killed hundreds of people. Security sources also said that the man police say they caught, Suleiman Mohamme...