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Two dead after Nigerian police station hit with bombs, RPGs

Gunmen with explosives and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a police station in Nigeria's restive northeast, killing two officers and injuring another in an incident similar to previous raids by Islamist extremists, authorities said Thursday. "The heavily armed gunmen headed to the police station and burnt it down using IEDs (improvised explosive devices) and RPGs before engaging our men in a shootout in which we lost two officers while a third sustained gunshot wounds," Adamawa state police spokesman Mohammed Ibrahim told AFP.

Clashes between Nigerian army, Boko Haram kill 35

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – At least 35 people have been killed in two separate gun battles between Nigerian security forces and Islamist sect Boko Haram in northeast Borno state, the army said on Monday.

Nine killed in shootout at northern Nigeria police station

Nigerian Islamists stormed a police station in the restive northeast on Thursday, sparking a shootout that left four officers and five insurgents dead, police said. The overnight attack happened in the remote Babban Gida village of Yobe state, an area repeatedly targeted by Boko Haram, the Islamist group blamed for killing hundreds in northern and central Nigeria since 2009. "They came to attack our station there early this morning at about 1:00 am (0000 GMT) and our men engaged them in a shootout," state police chief Alhaji Sanusi Rufai said.

Nigerian police arrest two gunmen in restive north

Nigerian police have arrested two gunmen following a shootout in a foiled attack on a police station outside the restive northern city of Kano, police said Saturday. Gunmen riding on motorcycles and motorised rickshaws opened fire on a police station in the town of Minjibir outside Kano on Friday, state police spokesman Magaji Majia told AFP. "The attack was repelled by the policemen at the station, who succeeded in apprehending two of the gunmen as they were retreating," Majia said.

Gunmen kill five north Nigeria police, ceasefire in doubt

* Kaduna, Kano states attacked in organised raids * Boko Haram commander declared ceasefire on Monday KADUNA/KANO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Gunmen killed at least five police in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Thursday, casting doubt on the ceasefire declared days earlier by a purported Islamist commander and highlighting how difficult it will be to end insecurity in the region.

Nigerian police say five killed in Islamist stronghold

* Violence spikes in Boko Haram stronghold this week * Nigeria sending troops to help fight Islamists in Mali 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. 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.

Suspected Islamists kill 2 Nigeria police at checkpoint

* Boko Haram commander arrested in Maiduguri * Islamists remain Nigeria's top security threat 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. 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.
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