Potiskum

By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 16th, 2013
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The insurgency in Nigeria’s North Eastern corner has once more brought into sharp relief the precarious balance between life and death in the region. Scores of people are killed on a daily basis and the frequency has also ensured a sense of ‘tragedy fatigue’ amongst the country’s populace. The sustai...
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Jul 7th, 2013
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Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica Nigerian military Joint Task Force (JTF) has affirmed that 42 people of the Government Secondary School, Mamudo were killed on Saturday by suspected parts of the Boko Haram organization. Representative of JTF in Yobe state, Lieutenant Eli Lazarus who affirmed the episode sa...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 23rd, 2013
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Photo: Aminu Abubakar/IRIN The Haye clinic in Kano where seven polio vaccinators were killed on 8 February 2013 (file photo) DAKAR, 22 February 2013 (IRIN) – Human rights organizations estimate some 3,000 Nigerians have been killed in violence related to militant Islamist group Boko Haram over ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 13th, 2013
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KANO, Nigeria — Nigeria’s military on Sunday claimed to have arrested a key member of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram after a reward of some $160,000 had recently been offered for his capture. A military task force in the country’s violence-torn northeast said it had arrested Mohammed...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 26th, 2012
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OTTAWA – A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird strongly condemned terrorist attacks in Nigeria that killed 12 people attending Christmas services. “We strongly condemn such despicable and cowardly attacks,” Baird’s press secretary, Rick Roth, told QMI Agency on C...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 25th, 2012
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KANO, Nigeria — Gunmen attacked a church in volatile northern Nigeria during a Christmas Eve service, killing six people including the pastor, before setting the building ablaze, residents and police said Tuesday, as the pope deplored “savage acts of terrorism” against Christians in Afric...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 22nd, 2012
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KANO, Nigeria — Nigerian authorities on Monday slapped a 15-hour daily curfew on a northeastern city where unrest blamed on Islamist extremists has killed at least 31 people in recent days. Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam “has approved the imposition of restriction of movement in Potiskum to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 20th, 2012
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(AP) — Nigeria’s military arrested a member of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram at the home of a prominent senator, as ongoing violence blamed on the sect in a nearby city has killed at least 23 people in recent days, officials said. Shuaibu Muhammed Bama had been found “in a serving ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 24th, 2012
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KANO, Nigeria — Nigeria’s military said Monday it has killed 35 suspected Boko Haram Islamists in a crackdown on the insurgent group in the northeastern city of Damaturu. “The Joint Task Force has succeeded in killing 35 Boko Haram terrorists in shootouts between Sunday evening through Mo...
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Sep 23rd, 2012
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BAUCHI, Nigeria – A suicide car bomber attacked a Catholic church conducting Mass in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing one person and wounding another 46 in a region under assault by a radical Islamist sect, officials said. An Associated Press journalist heard the explosion after 9 a.m. Sunda...