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Gunmen kill one student and kidnap dozens more in Nigeria school raid

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At least 42 people, including students, were kidnapped in an armed raid at a state-run school in Niger state, in Nigeria's Middle Belt region Wednesday. The group includes 27 students, three teachers and nine famil...

One dead as armed men storm school in Nigeria, kidnap staff, students, witnesses say

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One person has died and dozens of students feared abducted as armed men raided a state-run school in Niger state, in Nigeria's Middle Belt region early Wednesday. The gunmen, wearing military fatigues according to w...

More than 23 killed as bandits attack five districts in northern Nigeria

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More than 23 people were killed in simultaneous raids on five districts in Nigeria's Kaduna state by armed assailants Tuesday. Authorities in the state confirmed the killings in a statement released by the Commiss...

Outrage as Nigeria sentences teenage boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy

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Child rights agency UNICEF has condemned the sentencing of a teenager to 10 years in prison for blasphemy in northern Nigeria. Omar Farouq was convicted in a Sharia court in Kano State in northwest Nigeria after he...

Pirates kidnap 15 sailors in attack on Turkish container ship off coast of Nigeria

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Pirates off Nigeria's coast kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish container ship on Saturday, in a brazen and violent attack that was farther from shore than usual. One sailor, an Azerbaijani citizen, was killed in the...

New coronavirus variant appears to emerge in Nigeria, CDC says

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Boko Haram kills at least seven in Christmas Eve attack in Nigeria, local official says

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Abuja, Nigeria At least seven people were killed in a Boko Haram attack on the majority-Christian village of Pemi in Nigeria's Borno state on Christmas Eve, a local official said. "Boko Haram attacked Pemi village, ...

Students feared missing after gunmen attack school in Nigeria

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Hassan Abdul-Bashir was in bed in his dorm in Kankara, Nigeria when the gunshots started on Friday night. The 13-year-old was ordered outside, where gunmen were ushering everyone towards the school's gates. That's w...

Trump administration adds China, Nigeria, Iran to list of countries lacking religious freedom

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close Video Is next round of COVID-19 restrictions a threat to religious freedom? Pastor Robert Jeffress and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo weigh in on 'Fox News @ Night.' The Trump administr...

Nigeria threatens to sanction CNN over investigation and denies security forces shot at protesters

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Abuja, Nigeria A senior Nigerian minister lashed out against CNN Thursday, saying the network should be sanctioned over its investigation, which uncovered evidence that the Nigerian army and police opened fire on una...

New Nollywood film shines a light on human trafficking in Nigeria

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Lagos, Nigeria Dressed in a transparent and colorful blouse, a sex worker in the commercial center of Lagos, Nigeria, jumps out the window of a room at a party to avoid having sex with a potential customer. She is ...

Outrage as Nigeria sentences 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy

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Child rights agency UNICEF has condemned the sentencing of a 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy in northern Nigeria. Omar Farouq was convicted in a Sharia court in Kano State in northwest Nigeria a...