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Boko Haram Attack – 30 Terrorists Killed, 24 Soldiers Wounded in Borno

Boko Haram Attack – 30 Terrorists Killed, 24 Soldiers Wounded in Borno

 Following Monday's attack on troops of the 113 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Borno, which were successfully repelled, military sources have told Vanguard that over 30 Boko Haram terrorists were killed while scores escaped with gunshot injuries. The terrorists' who were said to have numbered almost a hundred, reportedly started the attack by launching […]

‘Genital mutilation’ man denies wife’s murder plot

‘Genital mutilation’ man denies wife’s murder plot

A Danish man accused in South Africa of mutilating women's genitals says he had no role in the murder of his wife. In September, police found 21 packages containing parts of women's clitorises, as well as surgical equipment, in a freezer owned by Peter Frederiksen, 63. Weeks later, his wife, the state's main witness, was […]

Burkina Faso coup leader Gen Diendere charged

Burkina Faso coup leader Gen Diendere charged

The leader of last month's short-lived coup in Burkina Faso has been charged with crimes including threatening state security and murder. Gen Gilbert Diendere is expected to face trial before a military tribunal. Interim President Michel Kafando was reinstated two weeks ago after intervention from the army and West African leaders. The presidential guards' unit […]

Nigeria: Court in Kano sentences nine people to death for blasphemy

Nigeria: Court in Kano sentences nine people to death for blasphemy

An Islamic court has sentenced nine people to death for insulting the Prophet Muhammad in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. The accused, who were all Muslims, had pleaded guilty, the head of Kano's religious police, Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa, told the BBC. The trial was speedily done in secret after a section of the court […]

Nigeria violence: Bomb at fish market kills at least 20

Nigeria violence: Bomb at fish market kills at least 20

At least 20 people have been killed after female suicide bombers attacked a fish market in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses have told the BBC. The attackers disguised themselves as beggars to try to enter the market, eyewitnesses say. One woman blew herself up inside the market, while another fled, detonating her vest nearby, […]

Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari hails ‘vote for change’

Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari hails ‘vote for change’

The winner of Nigeria's presidential poll, Muhammadu Buhari, has hailed his victory as a vote for change and proof the nation has embraced democracy. Mr Buhari also praised outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan as a "worthy opponent" who peacefully relinquished power. Gen Buhari beat Mr Jonathan by 15.4 million votes to 13.3 million. Observers have generally […]

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