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Nigerian military says leader of IS-linked group is dead

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military claimed Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the leader of an Islamic State-linked extremist group blamed for killing hundreds in the northeast, had died. There...

Nigerians call for international help on student abductions

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Parents of the most recent group of students abducted in northern Nigeria are calling for international pressure on the government to help stop a series of kidnappings since ...

Dozens of students abducted by gunmen in northwest Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Dozens of students were abducted Monday by armed bandits at Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi town of Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria. ...

Jihadis attack town, humanitarian posts in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Jihadis linked to the Islamic State group attacked the northeastern Nigerian town of Dikwa and humanitarian posts there, security officials said. The attac...

Suspected jihadist rebels kill 10 in northeastern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — At least 10 people were killed and about 60 others injured in an attack by suspected jihadist rebels on the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials said Wednesday. ...

Rebels attack villages in northern Nigeria, killing 10

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Attacks by gunmen suspected to be from Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist rebels have killed at least 10 people in Borno state in northern Nigeria, according to local residents. ...

More students abducted in Nigeria but are quickly rescued

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen in Nigeria abducted more than 80 Islamic school students in northwestern Katsina state Saturday night, but the pupils were quickly rescued by security forces after a f...

Suspected extremists kill at least 40 farmers in Nigeria

MAIDGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram killed at least 40 rice farmers and fishermen while they were harvesting crops in Nigeria’s northern Borno State, of...

Gunmen kill 22 people in 2 attacks in Nigeria's middle belt

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen have killed at least 22 people in Nigeria’s central Niger state in two attacks this week, local officials said Friday. The killings of civilians and...

Islamic State group says it killed 5 aid workers in Nigeria

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Militants from an Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility Thursday for killing five aid workers who were kidnapped last month in northeastern Nigeria. Th...

Nigeria president says Islamic militants kill 5 aid workers

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists released a video Wednesday showing the slayings of five people, who the president later said were aid workers abducted in northeastern Nigeria last month. ...

In Nigeria, an Islamic State-linked group steps up attacks

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — An Islamic State-linked group appears to be regaining strength in northeastern Nigeria and is now warning it will target civilians who help the military or even humanitarian ...

Islamic extremists attack 3 towns in northeastern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Three attacks by Islamic extremists, including an assault on Monguno, a military garrison town, have killed more than 40 people in Nigeria’s notheastern Borno state. ...

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 69 in Nigeria's northeast

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected members of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram have killed at least 69 people in Nigeria’s northeast, residents said Wednesday. Tuesday's atta...

COVID-19 just the latest epidemic in areas struck by disease

SULEIMAN KHEL, Pakistan (AP) — When Tariq Nawaz’s daughter was born a year ago, he borrowed money to pay for his wife’s cesarean delivery. Seven months later, they learned their baby had polio and sol...