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Nigeria, three suicide bombers kill at least 20 people at market

Three suicide bombers have detonated their devices at a crowded fish market in northern Nigeria, killing at least 20 people.

Borno state police spokesman Joseph Kwaji said on Saturday that the attack happened on Friday night.

Hospital officials said two patients later died from their injuries.

The bombers, all believed to be female, also wounded dozens at the fish market in Konduga, just outside the state capital of Maiduguri.

The city is the birthplace of the Boko Haram insurgency and has been a frequent target.

Passengers panic as aircraft’s emergency door falls off

Alarmed passengers say they were terrified when one of the emergency exit doors fell off a plane as it landed in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

Passengers took to social media to document their experiences aboard the Dana Airlines aircraft Wednesday.

Ola Orekunrin, a doctor from Lagos, tweeted that the “exit door fell off” the Nigerian airliner as they touched down in the city on their 6.48 am flight from Lagos to Abuja.

She added that the door had been “unstable throughout the flight.”

Kidnappers abduct 2 Americans, 2 Canadians in Nigeria; 2 police killed

Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers.

The foreigners were ambushed by unknown gunmen on their way from the town of Kafanchan in Kaduna state to the capital Abuja.

Kafanchan is about 3-1/2 hours’ drive northeast of Abuja.

The two police escorts attached to them engaged the kidnappers in a fierce gun battle, which resulted in the unfortunate death of the two police officers.

Chibok schoolgirl released from Boko Haram captivity

The Nigerian military said it had rescued one of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from the town of Chibok in 2014.

The kidnapping of more than 270 students sparked international condemnation and heavy criticism of the Nigerian authorities at home along with a “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign.

 

Nigeria: Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy

Four people, including the driver of a WFP-hired truck and a driver’s assistant, were killed when a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy was ambushed in northeast Nigeria.

 

Nigeria: Twin suicide bombings kill dozens

At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in a dual suicide bomb attack at a busy morning market in northeast Nigeria, according to local sources.

Nigeria: Boko Haram attack in Adamawa state

Two people were killed by Boko Haram fighters.

They attacked a remote village Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria.

Nigeria: mosque suicide blast kills at least 50

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in North-East Nigeria on Tuesday.

This was the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

 

 

Nigeria violence: Suicide bombers kill 10 in Maiduguri

Four suicide bombers have killed at least 10 people and wounded many others in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri,  the home of the Boko Haram extremist insurgency.

The attackers, who included women, detonated their explosives in the Muna district, police said.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the latest attack.

However, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram continues to carry out suicide attacks in Maiduguri and elsewhere.

The group often uses female or child bombers, some who had been abducted.

Nigerian police arrest 2 suspects, kill 1 in kidnappings

Nigerian police say two suspects in the abduction of four British missionaries have been arrested while a third was killed in a shootout.

State police spokesman Andrew Aniamaka said Thursday that the suspects were arrested in Nigeria’s oil hub of Warri on Wednesday.

The Britons were working for a Christian medical charity providing free services to residents living near isolated Niger Delta creeks when they were kidnapped in mid-October.
U.K. authorities have said three of the missionaries were released, but the fourth — Dr. Ian Squire — was killed.
Kidnappings for ransom are common in Nigeria.

A number of high-profile abductions have been carried out by militants in the Niger Delta region and by the Islamist group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.