KANO: Suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, in a twin attack bearing the hallmarks of Boko Haram and a day after US President Donald Trump pledged greater support to fight the extremist militants. The blasts, said to have been carried out by young boys, happened shortly after 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) in Mubi, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) from the Adamawa state capital, Yola. Imam Garki, from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said a joint…
KANO: Four teenage girl suicide bombers have killed two people in multiple attacks in northeast Nigeria, residents said Saturday, in the latest assault since the government announced it was in ceasefire talks with Boko Haram. The suspected Boko Haram attack took place late Friday in the northeast Borno state capital of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the group's Islamist insurgency. The girls, estimated to be between the ages of 13 and 18, attacked the Zawuya settlement on the outskirts of Maiduguri, killing two people,…
KANO:Eleven children were killed when a bus driver lost control of his vehicle and ploughed into a Muslim procession marking the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in northern Nigeria, police said on Wednesday. The accident on Tuesday in Malam Sidi village in Gombe state was due to a brake failure, said police spokesman Ahmed Usman. "A total of 11 children died in the incident while 17 others were seriously injured," said Usman. He said the victims were aged between 11 and 15, prompting an angry mob to descend on…
ZARIA, Nigeria: A male suicide bomber hit a procession of Shia Muslims in Nigeria's Kano state as they walked to the city of Zaria to pay homage to their founder in the country, security sources and a Shia leader said.
KANO, Nigeria: A total of 100 people were killed in Friday's coordinated attack on the central mosque of north Nigeria's biggest city of Kano and 135 people were wounded, the governor of Kano state said on Saturday.
KANO: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed Saturday to hunt down those behind "heinous" attacks which left at least 120 dead at the mosque of an Islamic leader who had issued a call to arms against Boko Haram.
KANO: Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a trade show and a petrol station in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Monday, killing one other person and injuring at least six others, police and a military source said.