More than 200 schoolgirls are still missing after they were abducted last week by suspected Islamist militants in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, according to the school principal.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan summoned his national security council to a meeting today to seek ways to combat increasing terror attacks in Africa’s biggest economy.
The worst-ever bomb attack on Nigeria’s capital which killed at least 75 people has sparked concern Islamists are shifting their targets from the northeast to the center and south of Africa’s biggest oil producer.
At least 71 people died in a bomb blast at a bus station in rush hour traffic in Abuja this morning in the worst-ever attack to strike Nigeria’s capital.
Attacks by suspected Nigerian Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram killed 217 people in the country’s northeastern Borno state yesterday, a senator representing the region said.
Nigerian police said suspected insurgents belonging to Boko Haram killed seven officers and one civilian in an overnight attack on a police station in the northern state of Jigawa.
Diplomats searching for a long-term accord over Iran’s nuclear program, including the future of a reactor that could produce weapons material, began two days of scheduled talks in Vienna.
Nigeria’s security forces illegally killed eight civilians in a raid in the capital, Abuja, last September, the country’s National Human Rights Commission said.
Nigerian police dispatched special forces to the northwestern state of Zamfara after a weekend attack that may have killed more than 200 people.
In Hezbollah’s Beirut stronghold, shoppers are avoiding Osama Assaf’s cakes.