States of Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25965/BF_WIDGET_SRC en Suspected Islamists kill 2 Nigeria police at checkpoint http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/suspected-islamists-kill-2-nigeria-police-at-checkpoint <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Boko Haram commander arrested in Maiduguri</p> <p>* Islamists remain Nigeria's top security threat</p> <p>KANO, Nigeria, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Two Nigerian policeman were killed on Monday at a checkpoint in northern Kano state by suspected militants from the Islamist sect Boko Haram, the government said.</p> <p>After a surge in violence around the turn of the year, there have been fewer attacks by the Islamist militants, although they remain the biggest security threat to Africa's top oil producer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/suspected-islamists-kill-2-nigeria-police-at-checkpoint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military of Nigeria States of Nigeria War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:15:31 +0000 5734381 at http://www.globalpost.com Islamists kill four more police in Nigeria's Kano http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/islamists-kill-four-more-police-nigerias-kano <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Second attack targeting police in under 24 hours</p> <p>* Boko Haram the country's top security threat</p> <p>* Nigerians fear Mali involvement could worsen insurgency</p> <p>KANO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Islamist gunmen shot dead four policemen on patrol in northern Nigeria's main city of Kano on Tuesday, the second attack in under 24 hours, ending a brief lull in violence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/islamists-kill-four-more-police-nigerias-kano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Islamic terrorism States of Nigeria War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:00:52 +0000 5734715 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigerian forces kill two Islamists in Kano battle, arrest five http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/nigerian-forces-kill-two-islamists-kano-battle-arrest-five <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Third attack targeting police in two days</p> <p>* Nigerians fear Mali involvement could worsen insurgency</p> <p>KANO, Nigeria, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Nigerian forces killed two Islamist gunmen in a shootout and arrested five others after their checkpoint in the north's main city of Kano was attacked on Thursday, they said.</p> <p>Kano has seen a spate of shootings this week attributed to the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, based loosely on the Afghan Taliban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/nigerian-forces-kill-two-islamists-kano-battle-arrest-five" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Kano States of Nigeria War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:42 +0000 5735894 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria detains suspects from military church bombing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/nigeria-detains-suspects-military-church-bombing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bombing of military church killed 15 people</p> <p>* Boko Haram top threat to Africa's leading oil producer</p> <p>ABUJA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - - Nigerian authorities said on Friday they had arrested two people suspected to be the masterminds of a double suicide bombing against a military church in the northern city of Kaduna late last year that killed 15 people.</p> <p>Two suicide car bombers struck the church at a military barracks on Nov. 25, an attack blamed on radical Islamist sect Boko Haram.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/nigeria-detains-suspects-military-church-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Nigeria States of Nigeria War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:00:27 +0000 5736239 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen fire on Nigerian Islamic leader's convoy in Kano http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/gunmen-fire-nigerian-islamic-leaders-convoy-kano <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Emir of Kano is one of Nigeria's top two Islamic clerics</p> <p>* Security source says four killed in attack</p> <p>* Boko Haram often attack establishment figures</p> <p>KANO, Nigeria, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on the convoy of one of Nigeria's most senior Islamic leaders in the northern city of Kano on Saturday, killing four people, although the Emir of Kano himself escaped unhurt, authorities said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/gunmen-fire-nigerian-islamic-leaders-convoy-kano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Boko Haram States of Nigeria War Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:15:31 +0000 5736608 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Gunmen shoot at Nigeria Islamic leader's convoy in Kano http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-gunmen-shoot-at-nigeria-islamic-leaders-convoy-kano <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Emir of Kano is one of Nigeria's top two Islamic clerics</p> <p>* Security source says four killed in attack</p> <p>* Boko Haram often attack establishment figures (Adds Kogi ambush)</p> <p>KANO, Nigeria, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on the convoy of one of Nigeria's most senior Islamic leaders in the northern city of Kano on Saturday, killing four people, although the Emir of Kano himself escaped unhurt, authorities said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-gunmen-shoot-at-nigeria-islamic-leaders-convoy-kano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram States of Nigeria War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:30:45 +0000 5736666 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Suspected Islamists kill 23 in two Nigeria attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-suspected-islamist-gunmen-kill-18-northeast-nigeria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sect targeted sellers of 'forbidden' meat -official</p> <p>* Boko Haram poses security threat to oil producer</p> <p>* President says Mali mission will help secure Nigeria (Adds Kano attack kills five)</p> <p>By Ibrahim Mshelizza</p> <p>MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Gunmen killed 23 people in northern Nigeria in attacks that appeared to target gamblers and people selling 'forbidden' meat that Islamist militants disapprove of, officials and locals said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-suspected-islamist-gunmen-kill-18-northeast-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Maiduguri States of Nigeria War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:30:34 +0000 5737862 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigerian police say five killed in Islamist stronghold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/nigerian-police-say-five-killed-islamist-stronghold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Violence spikes in Boko Haram stronghold this week</p> <p>* Nigeria sending troops to help fight Islamists in Mali</p> <p>MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Jan 23 (Reuters) - Five people were hacked to death on Wednesday in Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria, police said, the latest attack in the stronghold of Islamist sect Boko Haram.</p> <p>Separately, residents and a Reuters witness said they heard a loud explosion and around 30 minutes of gunfire in the town, close to borders with Niger and Chad.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/nigerian-police-say-five-killed-islamist-stronghold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Military of Nigeria States of Nigeria War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:30:11 +0000 5738390 at http://www.globalpost.com Sectarian clashes kill at least 9 in central Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/sectarian-clashes-kill-at-least-9-central-nigeria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOS, Nigeria, Jan 25 (Reuters) - At least nine people have been killed in sectarian clashes in central Nigeria, the military said on Friday, a region straddling the boundary between the mostly Muslim north and largely Christian south of the country.</p> <p>Violence flared after the discovery of a corpse of a missing person in the Wadata region of Plateau state in Africa's most populous nation, local residents said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/sectarian-clashes-kill-at-least-9-central-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nigeria States of Nigeria War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:15:19 +0000 5739286 at http://www.globalpost.com Total moved staff out of Nigeria's Abuja, Algeria - CEO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/total-moved-staff-out-nigerias-abuja-algeria-ceo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 1st time group evacuates foreigners from Nigeria's Abuja</p> <p>* Total also moved staff from Saharan desert after attack</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - French oil major Total has moved its staff from the Nigerian capital Abuja following the kidnapping of a French national last month, Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/total-moved-staff-out-nigerias-abuja-algeria-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Africa Political geography States of Nigeria War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:00:25 +0000 5739557 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen kill eight in northeastern Nigeria attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/gunmen-kill-eight-northeastern-nigeria-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MAIDUGURI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Gunmen killed eight people in a town in remote northeastern Nigeria over the weekend, witnesses said, in an area plagued by an Islamist insurgency and armed banditry.</p> <p>A spokesman for joint military and police forces in Borno state, the epicentre of a campaign of violence by Islamist sect Boko Haram, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, confirmed the attack on Gajigana town but did not have any further details.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/gunmen-kill-eight-northeastern-nigeria-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamic terrorism Politics States of Nigeria War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:30:48 +0000 5740480 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria to tackle worst ever lead poisoning this week-senator http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/nigeria-tackle-worst-ever-lead-poisoning-week-senator <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Some 400 children dead, thousands poisoned in Zamfara</p> <p>* Months of delays put 1,500 more children at risk</p> <p>* Medical charity says time running out to stop epidemic</p> <p>By Joe Brock</p> <p>ABUJA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Nigeria will release funds this week to tackle the world's worst lead poisoning outbreak which has killed at least 400 children, a senator said on Monday, ending months of official inaction in which 1,500 more children were put at risk.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/nigeria-tackle-worst-ever-lead-poisoning-week-senator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster International relations Political geography Social Issues States of Nigeria Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:30:34 +0000 5740514 at http://www.globalpost.com Boko Haram commander declares Nigeria ceasefire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/boko-haram-commander-declares-nigeria-ceasefire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Boko Haram may be split over whether to make peace</p> <p>* Violence by suspected Islamists has continued unabated</p> <p>By Ibrahim Mshelizza</p> <p>MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A purported commander of Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday, raising fresh questions about possible rifts within the secretive militant movement as it was not clear if he was speaking for the group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/boko-haram-commander-declares-nigeria-ceasefire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram States of Nigeria War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:15:30 +0000 5740640 at http://www.globalpost.com France tells nationals to leave northern Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/france-tells-nationals-leave-northern-nigeria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 28 (Reuters) - France has asked its citizens to leave northern Nigeria and areas around the capital Abuja after threats due to its military intervention in Mali, a diplomatic source said on Monday.</p> <p>Islamist militants have vowed to target French interests following its two-week-old military offensive in Mali against militants allied to al Qaeda.</p> <p>The diplomatic source said the threat of kidnappings coupled with Nigeria's support for France's action in Mali had raised the risks for French nationals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/france-tells-nationals-leave-northern-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of Africa International relations Labor Law States of Nigeria War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:15:49 +0000 5740741 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Nigeria cautiously welcomes Boko Haram ceasefire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-nigeria-cautiously-welcomes-boko-haram-ceasefire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Boko Haram commander called for ceasefire</p> <p>* Nigeria security forces will remain deployed (Adds presidency comments)</p> <p>MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Nigerian authorities on Tuesday welcomed a ceasefire declaration by a commander of Islamist sect Boko Haram, but security forces said they would not lower their guard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-nigeria-cautiously-welcomes-boko-haram-ceasefire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram States of Nigeria Technology Yobe State Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:15:33 +0000 5741063 at http://www.globalpost.com