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Nigeria rescues 187 people from kidnappers

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Nigerian security agents on Thursday rescued 187 people who had been abducted by armed gangs in the northwestern state of Zamfara, police said, after...

Armed bandits kill 18 in Nigeria’s Zamfara state

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Armed men killed at least 18 people and set ablaze cars and shops in Nigeria's Zamfara state, where the government has imposed a telecoms...

Politician killed in northwest Nigeria as security crisis worsens

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A Nigerian politician was killed by bandits while on the road between two northern cities, one of his colleagues said on Wednesday, while a...

Violence in Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara state spawns humanitarian crisis -MSF

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Rising insecurity in Nigeria's northwestern state of Zamfara has spawned a humanitarian crisis, International aid group Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday. Gunmen, often...

Curfew and market closures for Nigerian town of kidnapped girls

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Authorities in Nigeria’s Zamfara state have declared a curfew and shut market activities after violence marred the return of hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls to...

Violence erupts as kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls return to families

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One moment, Hadiza was weeping and flinging her arms around her father for the first time since her abduction; the next - gunfire and...

Mining suspended in Nigeria’s Zamfara state

Nigeria suspended mining in the restive north-western state Zamfara, a presidential aide and the police chief said, amid concerns illegal miners are connected to...

Gunmen kill 18 in northwest Nigerian village

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Gunmen shot and hacked to death 18 people in a village in northwest Nigeria, police said. The attack took place in Lingyado, a...

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