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Nigeria military: 24-hour curfew in parts of a northeastern city as campaign continues
Nigeria's military declared a 24-hour curfew Saturday on neighbourhoods in a northeastern city that's the spiritual home of an Islamic extremist network as soldiers continued the government's emergency campaign in the region, with authorities saying they killed 10 suspected insurgents.
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24-hour curfew in Nigeria's Maiduguri
Nigeria's military on Saturday imposed a round-the-clock curfew in parts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the home base of Boko Haram Islamists, as a massive offensive against the insurgents presses on across the region.
Fri May 17, 2013
The Miami Herald
Official: Nigeria military attacks camps, kills 21
Soldiers in Nigeria launched their first raid against suspected Islamic extremists in a campaign to take back control of the nation's northeast, killing at least 21 people, a security official said Friday.
Nigerian forces bombard Islamist militant camps from air
A poster advertising for the search of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is pasted on a wall in Baga village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, in the north-eastern state of Borno May 13, 2013.
Thu May 16, 2013
Warplanes, troops in NE Nigeria, mobile phones cut
Mobile phone service was cut off Thursday in areas of northeast Nigeria as jet fighters streaked through the sky and more soldiers were deployed to fight Islamic extremists waging a brutal insurgency.
Wed May 15, 2013
Soldiers storm Borno,Yobe, Adamawa
By Our Reporters LAGOS-Troops, yesterday, moved into Yola, Adamawa State capital and Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, barely 24 hours after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a State of Emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in response to Boko Haram insurgency which has claimed several lives and destroyed many property.
Voice of America
Nigeria Responds to Upsurge in Boko Haram Violence
Soldiers stand during a parade in Baga village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, in the north-eastern state of Borno, Nigeria, May 13, 2013.
Voice of America
Nigerians Welcome and Fear Emergency Rule in North
A poster advertising for the search of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is pasted on a wall in Baga village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, in the north-eastern state of Borno, Nigeria, May 13, 2013.
Tue May 14, 2013
Enforce ban on public officials' membership of cults - SSEPU
South-South Elements Progressive Union, SSEPU, has asked the Federal Government to enforce the ban on public officials being members of secret cults so as to forestall a repeat of the ambush on Nigerian policemen by the Ombatse secret cult in Nasarawa State.
Nigeria president declares state of emergency
In this photo taken with a mobile phone, Tuesday, May. 7, 2013, soldiers and journalist looks at bodies of prison officials killed by Islamic extremist during heavy fighting in Bama, Nigeria.
Nigeria: Boko Haram Attacks Hit School Attendance
Around 15,000 children in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, have stopped attending classes since February 2013, according to a Borno State Ministry of Education, who preferred anonymity, as Boko Haram extremists continue a wave of attacks on state schools.
Mon May 13, 2013
Assault: NMA asks UMTH doctors to withdraw services
The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, yesterday, directed medical doctors at University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH, to immediately withdraw services until security and safety of health workers was guaranteed by the Federal Government.
State of emergency: Northern leaders in crucial meeting
Alarmed by the grim prospects of the declaration of a state of emergency by the Presidency in five of their states, Northern elders are converging on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, with a view to taking far-reaching decisions to halt such a move, which they see as punitive.
Stakes in Nigeria-U.S. military, security co-operation
THE scope of United States military assistance to Nigeria and the U.S. new policy of using regional bloc leadership in solving crisis in Africa may be part of the reasons why the May 2, 2013 policy announced to civil rights activities in Abuja by U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr.
Jonathan meets with service chiefs
By Ben Agande, Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan again met with the National Security Council, Monday,for the second time in four days apparently in continuation of the assessment of the security situation in the country.
Nigeria: Top Level Sabotage Behind Military And Civilian Casualties...
Top level sabotage and purposeful undermining of the JTF mission is behind the loss of military and civilian lives in combat with Boko Haram - several top level military and security sources have informed us.
New Nigeria Islamist video claims attacks
Three Emiratis arrested in Tanzania after a deadly attack on a church there a week ago have been freed and are back home, a report says.
Nigeria: Multiple Explosions, Heavy Gunshots in Maiduguri
Unknown gunmen saturday kidnapped the wife and daughter of a Supreme Court Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour. Also abducted is see more>>
Sun May 12, 2013
Gunmen in fresh attack on police barracks in Borno
Barely a week after the military, police and prison formations in Bama, Borno State were attacked by Boko Haram gunmen, police barracks in the outskirts of the township were attacked by the terror suspects with Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, and petrol bombs in the early hours of yesterday.
ACN, others caution against emergency rule in the North
ECHOING wrongheadedness, the Action Congress of Nigeria has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to shelve the plan, if he has any, to impose a state of emergency on some of the northern states worst hit by the Boko Haram crisis.