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    66 killed by gunmen in northwest Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 10:52am on June 06, 2021

    A gang of cattle thieves killed 66 people in raids on seven villages in northwest Nigeria’s Kebbi state, police told AFP on Saturday...

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    Nigeria govt suspends Twitter for indefinite period

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja, Nigeria | Updated at 02:01pm on June 05, 2021

    The government of Nigeria said on Friday it was suspending Twitter's operations indefinitely, two days after the social media giant deleted a tweet from President...

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    Nigeria’s govt slammed after suspending Twitter indefinitely

    Agence France-Presse. Abuja, Nigeria | Updated at 04:54am on June 05, 2021

    Nigeria's government said on Friday it was suspending Twitter's operations indefinitely, two days after the social media giant deleted a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari's...

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    MSF warns of humanitarian crisis in northwest Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja | Updated at 11:03pm on June 03, 2021

    Rising violence in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state is stoking a humanitarian crisis, Doctors Without Borders said Thursday. The region has struggled with decades-long communal clashes...

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    Gunmen kidnapped 136 children Sunday in Nigeria: state govt

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja | Updated at 01:52pm on June 03, 2021

    Nigerian authorities said late on Wednesday that gunmen seized 136 children from an Islamic seminary on Sunday...

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    Scores of children abducted from Nigeria school

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 10:02am on May 31, 2021

    Gunmen kidnapped scores of children from an Islamic school in central Nigeria, officials said, the latest mass abduction to hit Africa’s most populous nation. Some...

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    At least 150 people missing as boat capsizes in Nigeria river

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 02:07pm on May 27, 2021

    More than 150 people were feared drowned in northwest Nigeria on Wednesday after an overloaded boat ferrying passengers to a market sank in the Niger...

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    Nigeria army chief killed in air crash

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja | Updated at 12:14pm on May 22, 2021

    Nigeria’s top-ranking army commander Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru was killed on Friday when his plane crashed in the country’s north, an air force spokesman said....

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    35, including 20 soldiers, killed in Nigeria ISWAP attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Kano, Nigeria | Updated at 11:23am on May 05, 2021

    Jihadists have killed 35 people, including five troops and 15 militiamen, in two attacks in Nigeria’s troubled northern Borno state, sources told AFP Tuesday...

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    Rivals kill Nigeria kidnap kingpin

    Agence France-Presse . Kano | Updated at 02:24pm on May 01, 2021

    A Nigerian bandit chief who led the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolchildren has been killed in armed clashes with a rival gang, days after reneging...

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