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Gunmen kill 11 in Nigeria village attack

Police in Nigeria's Adamawa State on Saturday confirmed reports that a total of 11 people were killed when an uncertain number of gunmen invaded a village in the country's northeastern stateState police spokesperson Mohammed Ibrahim disclosed this to Xinhua in Yola, the state capital, saying 11 people were so far confirmed killed by the police in the incident that took place in Midlu village in Madagali Local Government area.A local security source however said the attack took place in the early morning of Saturday around 2 a.m, local time.

Gunmen kill 11 in Nigeria village attack

Police in Nigeria's Adamawa State on Saturday confirmed reports that a total of 11 people were killed when an uncertain number of gunmen invaded a village in the country's northeastern stateState police spokesperson Mohammed Ibrahim disclosed this to Xinhua in Yola, the state capital, saying 11 people were so far confirmed killed by the police in the incident that took place in Midlu village in Madagali Local Government area.A local security source however said the attack took place in the early morning of Saturday around 2 a.m, local time.

29 survivors so far in Nigeria boat sinking

Twenty-nine people, including two who survived by clinging to a cooking gas cylinder, have been rescued after a boat carrying an estimated 128 people capsized off Nigeria last week, an emergency official said Thursday. The boat set off on Friday from Nigeria's neighbour Benin, overloaded with passengers who had hoped to find work in Gabon, said the head of the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, Vincent Aquah, citing survivor accounts.

At least nine dead in Nigeria shipwreck

At least nine people died when a boat capsized off the Nigerian coast, but two survivors were rescued, a spokesman for the national emergency service (NEMA) said Tuesday. The accident happened 40 nautical miles off the southeastern city of Calabar, said Yushau Shuaib. "Nigerian rescuers have recovered nine bodies" from the boat, he said. "Two survivors have been taken to... Calabar. Rescue continues." Joseph Morris, an official with the Cross River State Emergency Services, said the nine bodies had been taken to Calabar from the scene of the accident.

At least 45 dead as boat carrying 166 sinks off Nigeria

CALABAR, Nigeria (Reuters) - At least 45 people died when a wooden boat carrying 166 people from south-eastern Nigeria capsized off the coast, a doctor said on Tuesday. The boat left on Friday from the remote town of Oron, in Cross Rivers state, and was heading across the Gulf of Guinea to Gabon, in central Africa, when it capsized 40 nautical miles offshore, emergency services and traders said. A doctor at a hospital in the coastal town of Calabar said they had received 45 bodies of passengers who had drowned.

Nigeria's new train offers a long, strange and welcomed trip

Before his 30-hour train journey to northern Nigeria began, David Adedamola had been excited to ride the just-revived service, but after half a day of creaking and rattling, he was craving a beer. In December, the colonial-era track between Lagos in the south, Nigeria's largest city, and Kano, the second city some 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) to the north, re-opened after having been defunct for decades.
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