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By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 3rd, 2013
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MAIDUGURI – Nigerian security forces killed 20 militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram in a firefight in the northeast on Sunday, a spokesman said. Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, spokesman for joint military and police forces in the northeastern state of Borno, said the militants were kill...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 6th, 2011
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Kenyan authorities suspect militants are behind a grenade attack on a house near a church in eastern Kenya, killing two people and wounding at least two others. Officials say it happened in the town of Garissa around midnight Saturday. A second grenade found nearby did not explode. The violence comes...
By benim
In News
May 17th, 2011
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A renegade militant group targeted in recent days by Nigerian troops in the southern oil producing delta on Monday said it had surrendered, but the military said it was unaware of such a declaration. The military last week said it was engaged in an operation to flush out the militants in an area of D...
By benim
In News
May 12th, 2011
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LAGOS — Soldiers and militants exchanged gunfire in an area of Nigeria’s main oil-producing region in an incident the army said may have been linked to recent elections. A spokesman for a military task force in the Niger Delta region on Wednesday said militants suspected to be linked to a notor...
By benim
In East Africa
Mar 5th, 2011
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MOGADISHU, Somalia — Militiamen allied with Somalia’s weak transitional government have taken control of a border town from Islamist militants after several hours of fighting that killed scores of people, officials said Saturday. Al-Shabab fighters were forced early Saturday to abandon th...
By benim
In East Africa
Feb 27th, 2011
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MOGADISHU, Somalia — A government offensive against al-Qaida-linked militants largely subsided Sunday as officials said that at least 115 people had been killed since the violence started several days ago. Ali Muse, the chief of the Mogadishu ambulance service, said that 49 civilians had died and 157...
By benim
In News
Dec 30th, 2010
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Nigeria’s presidential advisor on the Niger Delta and the main figure in the implementation of an amnesty for ex-militants in the oil-rich region has resigned from the job, an official statement said on Thursday. “…Timi Alaibe had informed the president in a letter that he will be r...
By benim
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Dec 22nd, 2010
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A lawyer acting for more than 60 militants arrested last month said on Wednesday the militant gang leader and two of his followers were removed from prison by the secret service last week. Nigeria’s armed forces on November 20 arrested gang leader Obese, whose real name is Tamunotonye Kuna, and...
By benim
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Dec 6th, 2010
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LAGOS — Nigerian militants on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack on a pipeline in the country’s main oil-producing region, but authorities had not confirmed the information. “NDLF soldiers have struck the major pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company near Ba...
By benim
In Nigeria
Nov 13th, 2010
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ABUJA — The Nigerian military on Saturday warned armed gangs in oil-rich Niger Delta saying that it would not tolerate their criminal acts, including kidnappping and brigandage, and would clear out their camps. “We have observed with concern some criminal acts within the past few days, by some ...