Police said that the early Friday morning attack took place in the Ngor-Okpala area of Imo State, where the Indigenous People of Biafra separatist group and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network, are active.
Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Taredisho says at least 18 of the militants and three civilians were killed in the fighting early on Saturday in the central region of Galgadud,
Amid mounting security concerns in Nigeria's Kaduna State, plagued by violent crime and gang activity, a group of schoolgirls from the region escape a two week abduction.
The strike is likely to add to problems in a sector that regularly faces jet fuel shortages, which often ground local flights and where international carriers struggle to repatriate revenue from ticket sales due to a shortage of foreign currency.
Nigerian forces had a fierce encounter with the attackers in Runji, where dozens of houses were also destroyed during the violence.
The Boko Haram insurgency, which erupted in northeast Nigeria in 2009, has killed more than 350,000 people and forced at least two million to flee their homes, international aid groups say.
TV series and movies made in Türkiye have become runaway hits and even influenced the African country’s socio-cultural landscape.
Led by four activists, residents of Rivers State capital campaigned for six years to force the government to clamp down on illegal crude refineries contaminating the city with toxic black soot.
Gangs of armed men have attacked hundreds of local communities across northwestern Nigeria in recent years, while militants continue to stage attacks in the northeast.
Armed herders are suspects in fresh attack on Umogidi village in Benue state, resulting in the killing of at least 50 people, authorities say.
This is the first known mass abduction of students after a lull and since a cash swap policy that was in part introduced by the government to end ransom payments to kidnappers.
Attaining the goal is at risk even after date was pushed back from 2023 to 2030, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, head of African Union initiative tells UN Security Council.
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