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Nigeria school abductions sparked by cattle feuds, not extremism, officials say

December 24, 2020 1:15 pm

Officials in Katsina and neighbouring Zamfara, where the boys were released after six days, said the attack was carried out by a gang of mostly semi-nomadic ethnic Fulanis, including former herders who turned to crime after losing their cows to cattle rustlers.

Nigerian official says over 300 abducted schoolboys freed

December 18, 2020 8:57 am

Rebels from the Boko Haram extremist group claimed responsibility for abducting hundreds of boys from a school in Nigeria's northern Katsina State last week in one of the largest such attacks in years, raising fears of a growing wave of violence in the region.

Nigeria: Hundreds of students feared abducted by gunmen

December 13, 2020 3:42 pm

An armed gang has stormed a secondary school in northern Nigeria, prompting a shootout with the country's military and police. Search and rescue operations are underway to find the scores of missing students.

Buhari silent on global calls to free Nigeria's #EndSARS protesters

December 12, 2020 1:41 pm

A letter signed by US Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi, actress Kerry Washington, sinegr Alicia Keys, Greta Thunberg and Childish Gambino among others has urged the president to lift the ban on protests and allow young Nigerians to exercise their democratic rights.

Nigeria: Boko Haram killed 76 farmers in Borno State

December 02, 2020 7:15 pm

It was initially unclear which Boko Haram faction was behind the assault, but the main group loyal to shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video Tuesday it was "responsible for what happened around Maiduguri in recent days... especially in Zabarmari."

Nigeria: Militants kill dozens in attack on farm

November 29, 2020 12:29 pm

At least 40 people working on rice farms in northeastern Nigeria were killed by militants, according to several media reports. A local anti-jihadist militia has blamed Boko Haram for the attack.

Explained: Why have the #EndSARS protests rocked Nigeria?

November 22, 2020 1:58 pm

The SARS unit is Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad created in 1984. According to a New York Times report, the unit was created to deal with rising cases of violent crimes in the country.

Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after unrest

October 25, 2020 9:51 am

The police order could further heighten tensions in Africa’s most populous country after its worst turmoil in years.

What you need to know about Nigeria's #EndSARS protests

October 23, 2020 2:02 pm

After at least a dozen protesters were killed and injured in Lagos earlier this week, Nigeria's demonstrators are trying to regroup. The violence comes after two weeks of peaceful protests against police brutality.

'They will keep killing': Man Utd's Ighalo slams Nigeria government after soldiers fire at protesters

October 21, 2020 4:34 pm

Nigerians have been demonstrating nationwide every day for nearly two weeks against a police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).