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Nigerian police in pursuit of gunmen following attack on school

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Nigerian police said a combined team of police operatives are in pursuit of the gunmen who raided a secondary school in the northwestern state...
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Nigerian police kill one in gunfight with separatist group

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Nigerian police killed one member of a separatist group in the southern state of Ebonyi after a gunfight with the members of the group...
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Nigerian police nab 297 criminal suspects in northern state

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Nigerian police said on Tuesday they had arrested 297 people suspected to be involved in kidnapping, fraud, robbery and weapon smuggling in the northern...
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Nigerian police repel gunmen attacks in south state

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Nigerian police repelled on Wednesday gunmen attacks on two police stations located in the southern state of Akwa Ibom, with one policeman killed. ...
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Two policemen shot dead in Nigerian police station attack

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Nigerian police on Thursday confirmed two policemen were shot dead by gunmen following an attack on a police station in the country's southeastern state...
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Nigerian police rescue 4 kidnapped victims in southern state

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Nigerian police had rescued four kidnapped victims in the country's southern state of Delta, authorities said on Tuesday. The victims were rescued following tip-off that...
A group of Nigerian Policemen deployed in Somalia as part of the African Union peacekeeping mission patrol in Beledweyne, Somalia, on December 14, 2019. - The rains have inundated big areas surrounding Beledweyne area forcing thousands of people to leave their houses and look for humanitarian assistance while living in displacement camps. Due to climate change and human activities, cycles of floods and droughts have become more recurrent and completely unpredictable in Somalia exposing hundreds of thousands of people every year to vulnerability and displacement. (Photo by LUIS TATO / AFP)

144 Nigerian police officers arrive to boost security in Somalia

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A contingent of 144 police officers from Nigeria have arrived in Somalia to boost stabilization efforts in the country, the African Union mission said...
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Nigerian police launch nationwide operation amid surging crime

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Nigerian police on Monday launched a national operation to reinforce an ongoing fight against banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and other violent crimes in the...
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Nigerian police warn against potential protests in economic hub

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Police in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, have hit out at plans to stage fresh protests in the state, saying they will vehemently resist any...
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Nigerian police rescue 80 kidnapped students from gunmen

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Nigerian police said on Sunday 80 students of a local Islamic school were rescued after their abduction by suspected bandits in the northwestern...
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9 kidnapped victims rescued in Nigeria’s capital

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Nigerian police on Thursday confirmed 19 people kidnapped by an armed group in the country's capital Abuja were rescued during a gun duel with...
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Five killed, 18 abducted in mosque attack in Nigeria: police

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Nigerian police on Sunday confirmed that five worshippers were killed and 18 others abducted when gunmen attacked a congregational mosque in the country's northwestern...
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Nigerian ruling party’s state chairman kidnapped by gunmen

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Nigerian police confirmed on Sunday that the chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC) in central state of Nasarawa has been kidnapped by...
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10 kidnapped victims rescued in SW Nigeria

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Nigerian police on Saturday confirmed 10 people kidnapped by an armed group in the country's southwestern state of Ondo were rescued during a gun...
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Nigerian police arrest over 1,500 in nationwide crackdown on crime amid protests

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Nigerian police said here Tuesday they have arrested over 1,500 people in a major nationwide operation against those suspected of looting government warehouses storing...
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Security forces kill 5 gunmen in north Nigeria

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Nigerian police on Wednesday confirmed 5 bandits were killed when security operatives including the army thwarted an attack in the northwestern state of Katsina. ...
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Nigerian police launch nationwide crackdown on crime in protests

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Nigerian police said a national crackdown has been launched on all criminal activities to make the country safe, after reports of suspected hoodlums hiding...
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6 killed as armed group, security clash in South East Nigeria

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The Nigerian police on Monday confirmed six people were killed following a clash between a local rebel group and security operatives in the country's...
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Nigerian police rescue 14 kidnapees in northern state attack

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Nigeria's police rescued 14 women a few hours after they were kidnapped by gunmen in the northern state of Katsina on Saturday, according to...
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Nigerian police rescue 2 soldiers abducted by Boko Haram

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The Nigerian police said Tuesday they rescued two soldiers abducted by terror group Boko Haram in the country's northeastern region. Two soldiers...
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Nigerian police say at least 14 killed in boat accident

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Nigerian police on Tuesday said 14 bodies have been recovered following a boat mishap in the state of Benue on Sunday. Catherine...
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Nigerian police say 7 armed robbers killed in thwarted attack

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Nigerian police on Friday said they have shot dead seven armed robbers while thwarting an attack in the country's central region. The...
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Nigerian police offer US$13,000 to hunt for bandit’s leader

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Nigeria's police said it was offering a 13,000 U.S. dollars reward for information on Adamu Aliero-Yankuzo, leader of an armed group terrorizing the northwest...
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Police confirm 3 killed in central Nigeria gunmen attack

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Nigerian police late Sunday confirmed three bodies were recovered from the scene of an attack by gunmen at a riverine village in the country's...
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Gunmen kill 2, abduct many in central Nigeria

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Nigerian police early Thursday said they are combing surrounding bushes for a gang of gunmen who killed two persons and abducted many others along...
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18 killed by gunmen in NW Nigeria

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Nigerian police on Wednesday confirmed 18 killed and 22 others wounded following an attack by gunmen in the country's northwest region. The...
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Gang rape of undergraduate ignites anger about women’s safety in Nigeria

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by Bosun Awoniyi Nigerian police have arrested a member of a gang suspected of raping and killing of an undergraduate in Benin, a southern city...
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Nigerian police confirm 4 kidnapped in Delta region

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Police in Nigeria's Delta region on Saturday confirmed four people were kidnapped by gunmen who attacked a local community. The incident took...
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Nigerian police nab 17 suspected pirates in major operation

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Seventeen suspected pirates were nabbed when the Nigerian marine police recently launched a major operation in one of the hideouts in the country's delta...
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Nigerian police kills 2 suspected kidnappers in northern state

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Two suspected kidnappers were killed and six others arrested in a police operation in Nigeria's northern state of Katsina, local authorities said on Friday. ...