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Three girls blow themselves up in deadly Nigeria attacks

Jul 17, 2015 - 11:47 PM

Three girls stage suicide bombings in the Nigerian city of Damaturu killing at least 13 people as residents prepared for the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan

STRING OF ATTACKS. A view of a destroyed car after a bomb blast at the premises of The First African Church Mission Inc. at the city Centre in Jos, Nigeria on 06 July 2015. Photo by EPA

Nigerian president calls for US help as Boko Haram invade city

Feb 15, 2015 - 7:41 AM

I can tell you that there are no plans as I speak here to send US troops into Nigeria There are no US troops operating in Nigeria Pentagon spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby tells reporters

LEADER: File photo of Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. Boko Haram/AFP

Nigeria president requests extension to state of emergency

May 13, 2014 - 10:10 PM

Nigeria s president asks the country s parliament for a 6 month extension to the state of emergency in 3 states riven by violence