Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire outside a weekly market in northwest Nigeria, killing civilians and policemen, authorities say.
"A regional force will intervene in the event of need, whether this is in the area of security, terrorism and restore constitutional order in member countries," says president of the ECOWAS commission.
No group has claimed responsibility for the violence, but Nigeria faces a myriad of security challenges, including an insurgency in the northeast, kidnappings in central and northwestern states and separatist tensions in the south.
Based on shell measurements it is believed that Jonathan was hatched around 1832, and he was brought to the UK overseas territory from the Seychelles 50 years later.
Gunmen target four villages in northwest Kaduna state, killing 15 people and wounding many others, local officials say.
The attack was carried out by armed men on motorbikes at the Kadji camp for displaced people, outside Gao - a region that has faced mounting unrest in recent months.
More than 5,700 schools remain shut in the West African country, affecting over one million students as well as 28,000 teachers, Save the Children reports.
Two separate attacks in the north of the African country leave at least 14 people dead, including eight civilian army auxiliaries, sources tell AFP news agency.
Three buses collide outside northeastern Maiduguri city, leaving at least 37 people dead, many "burnt beyond recognition," officials say.
Bamako’s move came after Paris decided to cut development aid to the African nation.
Police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators who took to the streets in the latest protest against the country's former colonial power.
Foreign fishing vessels have been depleting Senegal’s marine stocks as coastal cities suffer from rising sea levels.
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