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Police: Children among 77 kept in Nigeria church for rapture

Police in Nigeria say they have freed at least 77 people who were kept in a church basement by pastors who preached to them about Christian believers ascending to heaven with the second coming of Jesus Christ
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Police: Children among 77 kept in Nigeria church for rapture
June 9, 2022, 2:53 PM

Over 80 feared dead in attack on Catholic church in Nigeria, sources say

More than 80 people are feared to have died in Sunday's attack on a church in southwestern Nigeria, sources told ABC News on Wednesday.
June 9, 2022, 2:53 PM
Over 80 feared dead in church attack, sources say
June 9, 2022, 2:49 PM

Gunmen disguised as congregants carried out attack on Catholic church in Nigeria, police say

Some of the gunmen who attacked a church full of worshippers in southwestern Nigeria on Sunday were "disguised as congregants," police said.
June 9, 2022, 2:49 PM
Gunmen disguised as congregants carried out attack on Catholic church, police say
1 month ago

Dozens killed in 'satanic' attack on Catholic church in Nigeria, officials say

Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed in southwestern Nigeria on Sunday when gunmen attacked a church, officials said.
1 month ago
'Satanic' shooting at Catholic church leaves dozens dead, officials say
1 month ago

Dozens feared dead after gunmen attack Nigerian church, officials say

Dozens of people are feared to have died after gunmen attacked a church in Nigeria, a U.S. official briefed on the massacre told ABC News.
1 month ago
Dozens feared dead after gunmen attack Nigerian church, officials say
1 month ago

Over 50 feared dead in Nigeria church attack, officials say

Gunmen opened fire on worshippers and detonated explosives, an official says.
1 month ago
Over 50 feared dead in Nigeria church attack, officials say
1 month ago

Nigeria state lawmaker says dozens feared dead after gunmen attack church with explosives in southwest of country

Nigeria state lawmaker says dozens feared dead after gunmen attack church with explosives in southwest of country
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2 months ago

Building in Nigeria's commercial hub collapses; 5 dead

A three-story residential building has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, killing at least five people with many feared trapped
2 months ago
Building in Nigeria's commercial hub collapses; 5 dead
2 months ago

Nigeria's Senate passes bill to bar kidnap ransom payments

Nigerian lawmakers have passed legislation to bar the payment of kidnap ransoms at a time when the West African nation is struggling to stem the rise of armed violence and kidnaps for ransom in its troubled northwest and central regions
2 months ago
Nigeria's Senate passes bill to bar kidnap ransom payments
2 months ago

2 suspects sought as 100 die in Nigeria oil refinery blast

A Nigerian oil official says as many as 100 people may have died in an explosion at an illegal oil refinery in southeastern Nigeria
2 months ago
Manhunt on for suspects as 100 die in Nigeria refinery blast
2 months ago

Suspected extremist attack kills 9 in northeastern Nigeria

Nigerian police and witnesses say an attack by suspected Islamic extremist rebels has killed nine people in northeast Nigeria, one of several deadly attacks this week in the troubled region
2 months ago
Suspected extremist attack kills 9 in northeastern Nigeria
2 months ago

Explosion hits marketplace in northeast Nigeria; 6 killed

Six people died in northeast Nigeria after an explosion rocked a marketplace, local authorities told The Associated Press on Wednesday, with many injured including 19 who are “seriously wounded.”
2 months ago
Explosion hits marketplace in northeast Nigeria; 6 killed
5 months ago

Witnesses: Extremists abduct 17 girls in northeast Nigeria

Members of the Boko Haram jihadi group attacked a village in Borno state.
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6 months ago

Nigerian locals, authorities give varying attack death tolls

Survivors of a deadly attack in Nigeria’s northwest say the death toll has reached 200
6 months ago
Nigerian locals, authorities give varying attack death tolls
6 months ago

21 abducted schoolchildren rescued in northwestern Nigeria

Nigerian police say that at least 21 schoolchildren have been rescued hours after they were abducted by armed groups in the West African country’s troubled northwestern region
6 months ago
21 abducted schoolchildren rescued in northwestern Nigeria
6 months ago

Gunmen kill 47 in latest attacks in Nigeria’s troubled north

Nigerian security forces are searching for armed gangs who killed 47 people in attacks in recent days in rural areas of the country’s northwest, the latest killings in the troubled region
6 months ago
Gunmen kill 47 in latest attacks in Nigeria’s troubled north
8 months ago

Nigeria building collapse deaths climb to 36, dozens missing

The number of bodies recovered from a collapsed high-rise apartment building in Nigeria’s most populous city has risen to 36, an emergency official told The Associated Press
8 months ago
Nigeria building collapse deaths climb to 36, dozens missing
8 months ago

575 inmates escape in latest Nigeria jailbreak

It's the third jailbreak in Africa’s most populous country this year.
8 months ago
10 months ago

Authorities: Nearly 70 students freed in northern Nigeria

Authorities in northern Nigeria say nearly 70 students kidnapped from their school two weeks ago are now freed
10 months ago
10 months ago

3 groups of students freed in Nigeria in 24-hour period

Authorities in northern Nigeria say three separate groups of kidnapped students have been freed within a 24-hour period
10 months ago
1 year ago

The Latest: Sydney has new high for coronavirus infections

Australia’s most populous state is reporting a new daily high of 356 coronavirus infections
1 year ago
1 year ago

Gunmen release 100 kidnapped victims in northwest Nigeria

Gunmen in northwest Nigeria have released 100 kidnapped victims, many of them nursing mothers and children, who had been held captive for about six weeks
1 year ago
1 year ago

Nigerians call for international help on student abductions

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 December that have seized nearly 1,000 students
1 year ago
1 year ago

Thousands flee attacks in Nigeria, clashes continue, says UN

U.N. agencies say tens of thousands of Nigerians are fleeing in the wake of deadly attacks by armed groups and their continuing clashes with national armed forces in the troubled northeastern Borno state
1 year ago
1 year ago

Gunmen free nearly 2,000 inmates in attack on Nigerian prison

Almost 2,000 inmates have escaped from a prison in southeastern Nigeria after heavily armed gunmen attacked the facility, authorities said.
1 year ago
Gunmen free nearly 2,000 inmates in attack on Nigerian prison
1 year ago

3 teachers abducted in latest Nigeria school kidnapping

Authorities in northwestern Nigeria say three teachers have been abducted in the latest attack on a school
1 year ago
1 year ago

Gunmen abduct 39 students from school in northwest Nigeria

Authorities say gunmen have attacked a school in northwestern Nigeria and kidnapped 39 students just weeks after a similar attack in the region blamed on bandits
1 year ago
Gunmen abduct 30 students from school in northwest Nigeria
1 year ago

279 schoolgirls freed days after being kidnapped

The girls were taken from a boarding school in northwestern Nigeria last week.
1 year ago
279 schoolgirls freed days after being kidnapped
1 year ago

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls freed days after being kidnapped, official says

Hundreds of students who were abducted from an all-girls boarding school in northwestern Nigeria last week have been released, authorities said Tuesday.
1 year ago
279 Nigerian schoolgirls freed days after being kidnapped, official says
1 year ago

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction

A large group of gunmen raided a school in northern Nigeria early Friday.
1 year ago
Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction
1 year ago

Gunmen kill student, abduct more than 40 people in Nigeria

Officials in Nigeria say gunmen who attacked a school in the country's Niger State have killed at least one student and abducted more than 40 people, including students and teachers
1 year ago
Gunmen kill 1 pupil, abduct some 40 people in north Nigeria
2 years ago

Kidnappings in north Nigeria highlight deepening insecurity

Nigeria's jihadist rebels kidnapped a group of schoolboys in recent days.
2 years ago
Kidnappings in north Nigeria highlight deepening insecurity
2 years ago

More students abducted in Nigeria but are quickly rescued

Nigerian police have announced that gunmen abducted more than 80 Islamic school students in northwestern Katsina state, but the pupils were quickly rescued by security forces after a fierce gun battle
2 years ago
More students abducted in Nigeria but are quickly rescued
2 years ago

344 Nigerian schoolboys freed days after being abducted, official says

Hundreds of schoolboys who were abducted by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria last week have been freed, officials said.
2 years ago
344 Nigerian schoolboys freed days after being abducted, official says
2 years ago

Nigerian schoolboys free at last

The more than 300 schoolboys who were kidnapped in Nigeria are welcomed home after a week-long ordeal.
2 years ago
Nigerian schoolboys free at last
2 years ago

Hundreds of students missing after Nigerian boarding school attack

Hundreds of students remain missing after gunmen attacked an all-boys boarding school in northwestern Nigeria, authorities said.
2 years ago
Hundreds of students missing after Nigerian school attack
2 years ago

Over 300 students still missing after Nigeria school attack

Anxiety is growing among the parents of hundreds of students who remain missing three days after gunmen attacked their school in Katsina State in northern Nigeria
2 years ago
2 years ago

Senior US delegation meets with Nigeria's vice president, after killing of #EndSARS protesters

For weeks, Nigeria has been gripped by widespread protests over a now-disbanded police unit known as SARS, which has been accused of human rights abuses.
2 years ago
US official meets with Nigeria's vice president, after killing of #EndSARS protesters
2 years ago

Nigerian forces killed 12 peaceful protesters, Amnesty says

Amnesty International says Nigeria’s security forces have fired on two large gatherings of peaceful protesters, killing 12 people who were calling for an end to police brutality
2 years ago
Nigeria protesters break curfew amid gunfire, chaos in Lagos
2 years ago

Protesters attacked in Nigerian demos against police abuse

Widespread protests against Nigeria’s police have turned violent as demonstrators have been attacked by armed gangs in the streets of several cities, according to witnesses
2 years ago
Protests against Nigeria's police kill 10, charges Amnesty
2 years ago

Explosion in Lagos kills at least 15, Nigerians probe cause

An explosion hit Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos early Sunday, killing at least 15 people as rescue efforts continued to save people still trapped in collapsed buildings
2 years ago
Explosion in Lagos kills at least 15, Nigerians probe cause
2 years ago

Study: Smuggled arms aid Nigeria’s farmer-herder conflict

A new study says weapons used in intercommunal violence that has killed thousands in northern Nigeria have been trafficked from Ivory Coast, Libya and Turkey
2 years ago
3 years ago

30 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing while watching TV match

The victims had been watching a soccer match on television Sunday night.
3 years ago
30 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing while watching TV match
3 years ago

At least 8 killed, 37 rescued alive in Nigeria school building collapse: Reports

Cameras captured children, dazed and covered in dust, being carried on the shoulders of rescuers to waiting ambulances as crowds cheered.
3 years ago
At least 8 killed, 37 rescued alive in Nigeria school building collapse: Reports
3 years ago

50-plus people missing after pipeline explodes in Nigeria

It was not immediately clear if the pipeline had been shut down.
3 years ago
3 years ago

In Nigeria's tight election, Christian vote is seen as key

The Christian vote is seen as key in the choice between two Muslim candidates.
3 years ago
3 years ago

Nigeria helicopter crashes while fighting extremists; 5 dead

The Nigerian military are fighting for control of the strategic town of Baga.
3 years ago
Nigerian helicopter crashes while fighting Boko Haram
4 years ago

Nigerian schoolgirl who 'refused to denounce Christ' remains captive after dozens freed, father says

Suspected Boko Haram militants allegedly stormed the town of Dapchi in northeast Nigeria on the night of Feb. 19 and kidnapped 110 students.
4 years ago
Freed schoolgirls exclude one who 'refused to denounce Christ,' father says
5 years ago

82 Nigerian schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram arrive in nation's capital

#BringBackOurGirls group said the freeing of 82 girls is "heartwarming."
5 years ago
82 Nigerian schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram arrive in nation's capital