Tag: Boko

More Clashes in North Nigeria as Violence Kills Close to 100


Violent clashes between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria's north flared again Wednesday, bringing the death toll from four days of unrest close to 100. The clashes took place despite a round-the-clock curfew in the cities of Kaduna and Damaturu. Witnesses

Nigeria, Boko Haram in Indirect Talks for a Ceasefire


Nigeria is said to have opened ceasefire talks with with the shadowy Islamic sect Boko Haram, blamed for hundreds of deaths in bombings and shootings over the past 18 months. Political and diplomatic sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, say

Nigeria Recaptures Top Suspect in Christmas Bombing

Bomb blast at St Theresa church

Nigerian authorities have recaptured the top suspect in a Christmas day bombing that killed at least 37 people outside the capital, Abuja. Government officials say the State Security Service re-arrested Kabiru Sokoto on Friday in eastern Taraba state near the

Witnesses: 4 Nigerian Security Agents Killed in Blast


Witnesses say four security agents were killed in northeast Nigeria in a roadside bomb explosion. Reports say the bomb went off Thursday afternoon in the northern city of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state. A local police officer said security