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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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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...