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Motorcycle suicide attacks kill 11 in Nigeria

Two motorcycle-riding suicide bombers drove into a convoy transporting Police Commissioner Mamma Sule to his offices in Taraba state’s capital city of Jalingo on Monday, and detonated their explosives.

Nigeria: Six people killed in twin attacks on newspaper offices

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which come a day after five people were killed and ten injured in two separate attacks in central Nigeria.

Nigeria attacks in Plateau state kill five and injure ten

Jos – the capital of Plateau state, which rests on the fault time between Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north and Christian and animist south – has been the epicenter of inter-communal violence and Islamist militant attacks.

Nigerian fishermen take on oil giant Shell in London court

The lawsuit introduced at London’s High Court on Friday concerns the spillage of about thousands of barrels of oil in Ogoniland in the Niger Delta, one of Nigeria’s poorest and least developed regions.

Nigeria kidnap 'mastermind' dies in custody

Abu Mohammed died of “severe bullet wounds” sustained when he was arrested in the town of Zaria along with five other suspects on March 7.

Tensions between Italy and Britain over failed hostage rescue attempt

British raid in Nigeria led to deaths of two hostages held for more than nine months by Boko Haram
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Briton Chris McManus, who was killed yesterday in Nigeria when British Special Forces tried to rescue him from his captors. (-/AFP/Getty Images)

Success has many fathers, but failure?

Yesterday's failed attempt by British Special Forces to rescue a pair of British and Italian men held hostage by Nigeria's Islamist Boko Haram for the last nine months has led to diplomatic repercussions.

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has expressed genuine anger at not being informed about the raid in advance. "The way the British government has behaved is quite inexplicable. To have failed to inform or consult Italy, with regard to a military action which could have such consequences," Napolitano said.


Italy: UK failure to notify Rome before Nigeria hostage bid 'inexplicable'

Construction engineers Franco Lamolinara and Chris McManus, who were kidnapped in the town of Birnin Kebbi in May 2011, died in an attempted rescue bid by UK Special Forces and the Nigerian military on Thursday.

British and Italian hostages killed in a failed rescue attempt in Nigeria

A Briton and Italian are killed by Al Qaeda linked gunmen in Nigeria after a failed hostage rescue, the British Prime Minister announced Thursday.

Gunmen free 119 in Nigeria jailbreak

Around 20 armed men on motorbikes broke into the jail in Kogi state at around 19:00 local time (11:00 EST), blowing up the prison gate with explosives and firing sporadically at guards, killing one.
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