Nigerian State Declares Curfew; Hundreds Flee Homes

A spate of attacks has forced Adamawa State to impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew in two areas to check possible reprisal attacks, while hundreds fled their homes in Potsikum, north-east Nigeria on Saturday following all-night gun battles between Islamists and the security forces.

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  • Nigeria:  20 Killed in Fresh Attacks in Adamawa, Yobe, Borno

    This Day, 8 January 2012

    At least 20 more people were killed at the weekend in fresh attacks suspected to have been carried out by the terrorist Boko Haram sect in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno States. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Hundreds Flee Homes in North

    Radio France Internationale, 7 January 2012

    Hundreds of people fled their homes in Potsikum, north-east Nigeria, Saturday following all-night gun battles between Islamists and the security forces. Over 20 Christians have ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - Gov Nyako Imposes 24-Hour Curfew in Adamawa

    This Day, 7 January 2012

    Following an escalation of attacks attributed to the Boko Haram sect, which has killed about 29 people in the past 48 hours, Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako Saturday ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Adamawa Killings Continue

    Vanguard, 8 January 2012

    BARELY 24 hours after about 29 persons were killed in Mubi, Adamawa State, gunmen, yesterday, struck again in the state, leaving three other persons dead. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan Speaks on 'Fight Against Terrorism'; Fuel Subsidy - Full Text (document)

    Vanguard, 7 January 2012

    NATIONAL BROADCAST BY PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, GCFR, ON THE DEREGULATION OF THE DOWNSTREAM PETROLEUM SECTOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2012 read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Kills 30 Southerners

    Vanguard, 7 January 2012

    The Boko Haram Islamic sect has made good its threat to attack Southerners living in the North as no fewer than 20 people from both the Igbo and Yoruba extractions were murdered in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Ezeife, Ex-Anambra Gov Cautions Igbo Against Reprisal Attacks

    Vanguard, 7 January 2012

    Former Governor of old Anambra State and Chairman, Eastern Leaders' Forum, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has told the people of Eastern Nigeria to shun the killing of innocent people ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - Army Warns Against Reprisal Attacks

    This Day, 7 January 2012

    The Nigerian Army Friday in Enugu read the Riot Act to those planning to stage reprisal attacks in the ten South east as well as South-south states in response to the increasing ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Kills Dozens in Mubi, Maiduguri

    The Moment, 7 January 2012

    SUSPECTED members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, made well its threat by killing 36 Igbo people in the North, three days after the expiration of its ultimatum to southerners to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Dankwambo Visits Raided Deeper Life Church, Condemns Attacks On Christians

    Vanguard, 7 January 2012

    Governor Ibrahaim Hassan Dankwambo has expressed shock over the mayhem unleashed on Deeper Life Church in Yelanguruza area of the State capital Thursday night. read more »

  • Nigeria:  IBB Tells Jonathan Way Out of Violence

    Vanguard, 7 January 2012

    Former military President Gen. Ibrahim Babangida has told President Goodluck Jonathan that political solution, entrenchment of value system, responsible leadership, meeting ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Gunmen Kill Mourners in North

    This Day, 6 January 2012

    A frightening dimension is creeping into the attacks being carried out in the north with 10 people from the eastern part of the country reported to have been killed by gunmen in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Gunmen Kill '17 Mourners'

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 6 January 2012

    Gunmen opened fire on Christian mourners in northern Nigeria on Friday, killing 17 people in the latest attack to hit the region amid mounting fears of sectarian clashes, residents ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Worshippers Killed As Gunmen Attack Church

    This Day, 6 January 2012

    Barely 24 hours after bombs went off in Maiduguri and Damaturu respectively, gunmen late Thursday attacked a church in Gombe killing at least six people, the church's pastor says. ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Police Blame Miscreants for Church Attack

    Vanguard, 6 January 2012

    Gombe State Police Command have said that miscreants were responsible for the attack on a Deeper Life Church at Bogo in Nasarawa Quarters of the state capital last night. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - Enugu Islamic Community Condemns Bombings, Killings

    This Day, 4 January 2012

    The Islamic community in Enugu State has condemned the spate of bombings and killings of innocent people in various parts of the country during the recent yuletide, describing the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Sultan Cautions Islamic Preachers

    Vanguard, 5 January 2012

    Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, has cautioned Islamic preachers against preaching in the way and manner that could confuse their followers on their relationship with the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - Sharia or Militant Wing of Northern Politicians? (analysis)

    Vanguard, 5 January 2012

    IT is a very instructive observation by some concerned Nigerians that, when the Northern Political Leaders Forum (NPLF) failed to force its way politically within the Peoples ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Take Boko Haram's Ultimatum Serious, SSPA Tells FG

    Vanguard, 5 January 2012

    SOUTH- South Peoples Assembly, SSPA, has enjoined the Federal Government to take seriously, the recent ultimatum handed Christians to vacate the North by the Boko Haram sect. read more »