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13 Boko Haram militants surrender to Nigerian troops

ABUJA, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Nigerian military on Sunday confirmed that 13 suspected Boko Haram militants surrendered to troops during an operation aimed at smoking out remnants of the terror group in the country's northeast region.

The terrorists surrendered as troops on Saturday "sustained aerial bombardment and aggressive intensive clearance operation" in the Bama area of the northern state of Borno, John Enenche, the military spokesman, said in a statement.

Nigeria's Buhari to send long-awaited oil reform bill to Senate - sources

LAGOS(Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a long-awaited oil-reform bill and it will be formally presented in the Senate as early as next week, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The legislation has been in the works for the past 20 years, and the main laws governing Nigeria’s oil and gas exploration have not been fully updated since the 1960s because of the contentious nature of any change to oil taxes, terms and revenue-sharing within Nigeria.

Nigeria: 23,000, mostly children, reported missing in Nigeria in eight years – Red Cross

MAIDUGURI (Nigeria), Aug 31 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Not less than 23,000 persons, mostly children were reported missing in eight years in Nigeria, a new report by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has stated.

According to the report, which was released to mark the annual International Day for the Disappeared (Aug 30), coronavirus pandemic hindered the search and reunification of missing persons as large gatherings of persons were discouraged.

Gunmen kill 14 villagers in communal violence in central Nigeria: police

LAGOS, July 30 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Gunmen killed 14 villagers in central Nigeria’s Kogi state on Wednesday, police said, blaming the attack on communal violence.

The night-time attack on Agbudu village in Koton-Karfe area also left six people seriously injured, said state police commissioner Ede Ayuba in a statement.

“I was there and I was part of those who picked up some of the dead bodies we are talking about,” he said.

He said 13 of the dead were members of the same family.

At least 20 Nigerian soldiers killed by bandits in northern Katsina State

ABUJA, July 22 (NNN-AGENCIES) — At least 23 soldiers have been killed in an ambush in northwestern Nigeria.

Armed militants opened fire on the soldiers as they walked through a forested part of the Jibia district in Katsina State, security sources said.

So far, the bodies of 23 soldiers have been accounted for while some are still missing. The toll could be higher as a search for missing soldiers is under way.

Nigerian Police Rescue 14 Women In Northern State Attack

ABUJA, July 19 (NNN-XINHUA) – Nigerian police rescued 14 women, a few hours after they were kidnapped by gunmen, in the northern state of Katsina on Saturday, according to a spokesman.

One suspect, identified as Amadu Yusuf, a leader of the gunmen, was arrested by the police, said police spokesman, Gambo Isah.

The gunmen, believed to be bandits, attacked Kwantawama village, of the Dutsinma local government area of the state, on motorcycles, Isah told reporters, adding that, the police fought a gunfight with them to rescue the women.

Death Toll From Nigeria’s Economic Hub Building Collapse Rises To Three

LAGOS, July 12 (NNN-XINHUA) – Death toll from a building which collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria’s business hub, rose to three on Saturday, as authorities suspended search and rescue efforts.

The three-story building collapsed in the early hours of Saturday when the occupants were still asleep on Freeman street, in the Lagos Island area of the state.

35 troops killed in Nigeria insurgent ambush, 30 missing

KANO (Nigeria), July 10 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The death toll from an insurgent attack on a military convoy in northeast Nigeria has risen from 23 to 35, while 30 troops are still missing, security sources said.

Militants linked to the so-called Daesh group ambushed the convoy on Tuesday at Bulabulin village, about 40 kilometres from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

Twenty-three soldiers were initially thought to have been killed in Tuesday’s attack, and many were listed as missing.

But security sources said more bodies had now been found in nearby bush.

Nigerian Air Force Kills Several Gunmen, Destroys Camps

ABUJA, July 8 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Several gunmen were killed and their camps destroyed, following an air operation in the northwestern Nigerian state of Sokoto, the nation’s air force chief, Sadique Abubakar, said Tuesday.

The operation was launched on Monday, as part of efforts to rid the Nigerian northwest region of gunmen or bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements, Abubakar said in a statement.

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