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By:Associated Press MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic extremists used home-made explosives and heavy guns to attack a village in Nigeria’s northeast, killing 52 people and razing more than 300 homes, security officials and witnesses said Monday. It was among the highest death tolls in atta...
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Jul 31st, 2013
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•Hide bombs inside wheelbarrows laden with bananas, oranges …My escape was divine, says motorist who went for car keys at drinking bar From Desmond Mgboh, Kano More details emerged yesterday on Monday’s twin explosions by Boko Haram in Kano metropolis even as survivors recounted how they cheated deat...
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Apr 24th, 2013
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Security – Somali police are increasingly playing a more prominent role in keeping their country back on its feet after 22 years of conflict. But peace in Somalia is still a long shot. In areas with any significant gatherings, police presence is a permanent feature. A drive past the city offers...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2013
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UNGUWA UKU, Nigeria- Nigerian military forces said they killed 14 suspected terrorists, including a woman and a child, in a raid on a compound Sunday. Witnesses said Nigeria’s Joint Task Force said vehicles found inside the compound were primed for an attack during Easter celebrations. Troops e...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 28th, 2013
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(AFP) KANO, Nigeria — Three people, including a soldier, were injured Thursday in multiple blasts in three areas of Nigeria’s restive city of Maiduguri, with one targeting a military patrol vehicle, the army said. “There was an explosion targeting a military patrol vehicle today. One sold...
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Feb 20th, 2013
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AFP- MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A blast targeting a military patrol vehicle in the Nigerian city where a radical Islamist group is based killed two civilians on Wednesday, the military said. “An improvised explosive device targeting (a military) patrol team exploded at (the) post office roundabout in...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 1st, 2012
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MILITARY authorities on Friday in Kaduna said they had discovered a two-bedroom bungalow in Zaria where Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were manufactured, insisting that they would continue to demolish such buildings used as bomb factories. They also disclosed that following a tip-off, they arrest...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 30th, 2012
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A FRESH wave of violence has swept through different parts of the country, claiming both security operatives and civilians. In Plateau State, the Special Task Force (STF) Operation Safe Haven said its personnel who were on a routine patrol intercepted some armed men around Rim Village, killing one of...
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Aug 17th, 2012
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One person was injured when an Improvised Explosive Device exploded near the Rikkos Police Post in Jos on Friday. The Spokesman for the Special Task Force in Plateau State, Captain Salisu Mustapha, said in a statement in Jos, that the explosion affected the police post and three other houses. Also af...
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Jul 1st, 2012
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by Aminu Sani Without doubt there is Boko Haram which aims to establish, according to them, a just social system of governance as they understand it, which path to its establishment is strewn with violence and there is a “Boko Haram” which uses the violence of the authentic sect as a cover for its ow...