Posts Tagged ‘Nigerian’

Boko Haram ambush kills seven Nigerian soldiers

Boko Haram ambush kills seven Nigerian soldiers

Ed AdamczykFeb. 13 (UPI) — A Boko Haram ambush in northeastern Nigeria killed seven army recruits and injured 20 more, with three soldiers missing, an army officer said. Latest News – UPI.com

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22 killed in suicide attack at Nigerian mosque

22 killed in suicide attack at Nigerian mosque

Ed AdamczykMAIDUGURI , Nigeria, March 16 (UPI) — A suicide bombing at a mosque near Maiduguri, Nigeria, killed 22 people and injured 18. Top News – UPI.com

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Boko Haram attacks northeast Nigerian city, 50 killed

Boko Haram attacks northeast Nigerian city, 50 killed

By ISMAIL ALFA and MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram Islamic extremists struck the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri for the first time in months Monday with rocket-propelled grenades and two female suicide bombers, witnesses said. At least 15 people were killed. Militants firing indiscriminately from the back of three...

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U.K. to increase support for Nigerian armed forces to fight Boko Haram

U.K. to increase support for Nigerian armed forces to fight Boko Haram

Ryan MaassLONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) — The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense will soon bolster its training for the Nigerian Armed Forces to support its fight against Boko Haram militants. Top News – UPI.com

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Nigerian military forms special brigade to fight Boko Haram in Borno state

Nigerian military forms special brigade to fight Boko Haram in Borno state

Fred LambertBENESHIEK, Nigeria, Oct. 27 (UPI) — The Nigerian military unveiled a new task force specifically placed in the country’s northeastern Borno state to defeat terrorist group Boko Haram. Top News – UPI.com

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60 passengers dead after tanker truck strikes Nigerian bus station

60 passengers dead after tanker truck strikes Nigerian bus station

Ed AdamczykONITSHA, Nigeria, June 1 (UPI) — The death toll has reached 60 in an accident in which an oil tanker truck struck a crowded bus station and burst into flames in southeastern Nigeria. Top News – UPI.com

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Secretary of State Kerry attends Buhari inauguration as Nigerian president

Secretary of State Kerry attends Buhari inauguration as Nigerian president

Ed AdamczykABUJA, Nigeria, May 29 (UPI) — Mohammadu Buhari, ousted 31 years ago in a military coup, was sworn in Friday as Nigeria’s elected president. Top News – UPI.com

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Teen Nigerian immigrant accepted into all eight Ivy League schools

Teen Nigerian immigrant accepted into all eight Ivy League schools

Fred LambertNEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) — A New York teen born in Nigeria was accepted into each of the 13 universities he applied for, including all eight of the United States’ Ivy League schools. Latest News – UPI.com

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Nigerian election could be closest one yet, threatening violence

Nigerian election could be closest one yet, threatening violence

Danielle HaynesABUJA, Nigeria, March 27 (UPI) — Nigerians head to the polls Saturday in what could be the country’s closest — and perhaps most violent — election yet. Top News – UPI.com

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Nigerian Army destroys Boko Haram headquarters

Nigerian Army destroys Boko Haram headquarters

Ed AdamczykABUJA, Nigeria, March 27 (UPI) — The Nigerian town of Gwoza, home of Boko Haram’s command center, has been recaptured, the Nigerian military reported Friday. Latest News – UPI.com

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