Dec 25th, 2012
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...
Oct 22nd, 2012
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...
May 7th, 2012
Potiskum – Crowds of protesters took to the streets of the Nigerian city of Potiskum on Monday over a deadly market attack last week, with a church and classrooms burnt and police firing tear gas. More than a thousand protesters, including traders and clerics, took part in the demonstration in ...
May 3rd, 2012
Abuja – A Nigerian hospital has received 56 bodies from an attack on a cattle market in the remote northeast overnight, a hospital nurse who gave his name as Babangida told Reuters by telephone. Gunmen opened fire on a cattle market in the town of Potiskum, killing and wounding many people, wit...