Yobe State http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25967/all 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 Thomson Reuters 5734381 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 5737862 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 Thomson Reuters 5740480 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 Thomson Reuters 5740640 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 Thomson Reuters 5741063 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria military claims it kills 17 Islamists in raid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nigeria-military-claims-it-kills-17-islamists-raid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nigeria's military on Friday said it killed 17 insurgents in raids on two "terrorist camps" in the embattled northeastern state of Borno, the base of Islamist group Boko Haram.</p> <p>The military "conducted two special operations supported by Nigerian Airforce helicopter gunship to dislodge Boko Haram terrorist camps," a statement from spokesman Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said.</p> <p>The statement is the first recent confirmation of a Boko Haram training camp or base, although the military has frequently commented on insurgent safe houses in urban settings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nigeria-military-claims-it-kills-17-islamists-raid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Social Issues States of Nigeria Technology Yobe State AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:00:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743102 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Nigeria says helicopter strike kills 17 Islamist fighters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-nigeria-says-helicopter-strike-kills-17-islamist-insur <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>* Helicopter gunship battle kills 17 militants, one soldier</p> <p>* Security forces destroy Islamist training camps</p> <p>* Persistent violence casts further doubts on ceasefire</p> <p>* Camp attacks follow Boko Haram raids on police stations (Adds details)</p> <p>By Ibrahim Mshelizza</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-nigeria-says-helicopter-strike-kills-17-islamist-insur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Entertainment Islamic terrorism Politics Social Issues States of Nigeria War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:31:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743236 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria Islamists kill 6 park rangers in revenge attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/nigeria-islamists-kill-6-park-rangers-revenge-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, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/nigeria">Nigeria</a>, - Boko Haram insurgents killed at least six park rangers on Tuesday in a reprisal attack after troops backed by helicopter gunships destroyed their base in a Nigerian game reserve.</p> <p>Security forces last week killed 17 militants and destroyed two Boko Haram training camps in the northeast, one in a forest and one in the Sambisa Reserve.</p> <p>The officer in charge of the Sambisa Reserve, Hassan Malgwi, said gunmen believed to be Boko Haram attacked the staff camp after midnight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/nigeria-islamists-kill-6-park-rangers-revenge-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram States of Nigeria War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746832 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Gunmen kill 9 polio health workers in Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-gunmen-kill-two-health-workers-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>* Health workers administering polio vaccines</p> <p>* Islamists Boko Haram behind recent attacks</p> <p>* Nigeria is one of 3 countries where polio is endemic (Adds details, comment on polio, background)</p> <p>By Chukwuemeka Madu</p> <p>KANO, Nigeria, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Gunmen on motorbikes shot dead nine health workers who were administering polio vaccinations in two separate attacks in Nigeria's main northern city of Kano on Friday, police said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-gunmen-kill-two-health-workers-northern-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Disaster Medicine Poliomyelitis Prevention Social Issues States of Nigeria Vaccination War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749895 at http://www.globalpost.com Three Chinese doctors slain in north Nigeria: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/three-chinese-doctors-slain-north-nigeria-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Armed men killed three Chinese doctors in a pre-dawn attack Sunday in Nigeria's volatile northeastern town of Potiskum, police said, in the latest such killings in recent months.</p> <p>"Unknown attackers scaled over the fence of an apartment in Potiskum housing three Chinese doctors around 1:00 am and slit their throats. No arrest has been made," Yobe State police commissioner Sanusi Rufa'i told AFP.</p> <p>Residents said the Chinese were employees of the state ministry of health and had been living in the volatile city for one year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/three-chinese-doctors-slain-north-nigeria-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Business Labor Law Yobe State AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:00:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751605 at http://www.globalpost.com Three Chinese doctors slain in north Nigeria: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/three-chinese-doctors-slain-north-nigeria-police-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Men armed with knives slit the throats of three Chinese doctors in a pre-dawn attack Sunday in Nigeria's volatile northeastern town of Potiskum, police said, in the latest such killings in recent months.</p> <p>Residents added that the Chinese, whose bodies were found by neighbours, were employees of the state ministry of health and had been living in the city for one year.</p> <p>"Unknown attackers scaled over the fence of an apartment in Potiskum housing three Chinese doctors around 1:00 am and slit their throats," Yobe State police commissioner Sanusi Rufa'i told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/three-chinese-doctors-slain-north-nigeria-police-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Business Labor Law States of Nigeria War Yobe State AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 11:30:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751633 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-North Korean doctors killed in northeast Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-asian-doctors-murdered-northeast-nigeria-military <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>(Adds police saying victims were North Korean, changes dateline from ABUJA)</p> <p>MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Attackers slit the throats of three North Korean doctors, killing them in the apartment they shared in northeastern Nigeria, police said on Sunday.</p> <p>The unknown attackers ransacked the apartment in Potiskum, Yobe state, after killing the doctors in the early hours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/update-1-asian-doctors-murdered-northeast-nigeria-military" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Islamic terrorism States of Nigeria War Yobe State Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:30:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751714 at http://www.globalpost.com Three Korean doctors slain in north Nigeria: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/three-korean-doctors-slain-north-nigeria-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Men armed with knives slit the throats of three South Korean doctors in a pre-dawn attack Sunday in a volatile town in northeastern Nigeria in the latest in a spate of killings of foreigners in recent months, police said.</p> <p>The attack in Potiskum also came just two days after gunmen killed at least 10 people in horrifying attacks on two Nigerian polio clinics in a new blow to the campaign to wipe out disease, but it was not clear if the incidents were related.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/three-korean-doctors-slain-north-nigeria-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Business Labor Law States of Nigeria War Yobe State AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:31:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751725 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria says slain doctors were N. Koreans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/nigeria-says-slain-doctors-were-n-koreans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three doctors killed in a knife attack in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday were North Koreans, police and the state government said, after earlier confusion over the victims' nationalities.</p> <p>"The three men were from North Korea and not South Korea," Yobe state police commissioner Sanusi Rufa'i told AFP of the attack in the restive city of Potiskum.</p> <p>"They were doctors working in Potiskum on behalf of the state government."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/nigeria-says-slain-doctors-were-n-koreans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Potiskum Subdivisions of Nigeria Yobe State AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:00:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751892 at http://www.globalpost.com