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Gunmen kill 12 Niger gendarmes near Mali border

October 21, 2017 5:30 pm
Gunmen kill 12 Niger gendarmes near Mali border

This file photo shows Nigerien gendarmes in an undisclosed location. Gunmen mounted on pick-up trucks and motorcycles killed 12 gendarmes and wounded several in an attack on their base in western Niger, near the Mali border, on Saturday, two security sources said. The village is a few dozen kilometers from […]

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Gunmen kill 12 Niger gendarmes near Mali border

5:30 pm
Gunmen kill 12 Niger gendarmes near Mali border

This file photo shows Nigerien gendarmes in an undisclosed location. Gunmen mounted on pick-up trucks and motorcycles killed 12 gendarmes and wounded several in an attack on their base in western Niger, near the Mali border, on Saturday, two security sources said. The village is a few dozen kilometers from […]

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Thousand refugees saved in Niger desert: United Nations

August 9, 2017 10:30 pm
Thousand refugees saved in Niger desert: United Nations

This file photo taken on April 01, 2017 shows migrants from West Africa waiting in a room at a “ghetto” in Agadez, northern Niger, as they wait to go to Libya from where they will attempt to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean sea. (Photo by AFP) Rescue teams have […]

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4 policemen killed in ‘terrorist’ attack in western Niger

March 6, 2017 10:30 pm
4 policemen killed in ‘terrorist’ attack in western Niger

This picture taken on October 19, 2016 shows two members of Niger’s security forces standing guard outside the home of a US aid worker who was kidnapped on October 14 by armed men in Abalak in Tahoua region, 350 kilometers northeast of Niamey. (Photo by AFP) An attack on a […]

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Heartbreaking moment a grieving widow meets her husband’s coffin on the airport tarmac

February 19, 2017 12:54 am
Heartbreaking moment a grieving widow meets her husband’s coffin on the airport tarmac

A heartbreaking video shows the moment a widow met her Army veteran husband’s coffin on the airport tarmac, leaving a plane full of passengers in tears. Green Beret Shawn Thomas, 35, an Oklahoma native and father of four who was based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died earlier this month […]

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Iran resolved to enhance ties with Niger: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

October 31, 2016 8:30 pm
Iran resolved to enhance ties with Niger: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) shakes hands with his Niger counterpart Ibrahim Yacouba in Tehran on October 31, 2016. (Photo by Fars News Agency) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is determined to develop relations with African countries, particularly Niger. “Iran and Niger enjoy [before […]

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22 soldiers killed in attack on Malian refugee camp in Niger

October 7, 2016 9:13 am
22 soldiers killed in attack on Malian refugee camp in Niger

A soldier stands guard near information stands in a camp for internally displaced persons in Diffa, Niger, Aug. 17, 2016. (Photo by AFP) More than 20 soldiers in Niger have been killed in an attack by gunmen on a camp for Malian refugees in the West African country. Prime Minister […]

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Joint Niger-Chad troops kill 38 Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group

September 17, 2016 8:00 pm
Joint Niger-Chad troops kill 38 Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group

A soldier walks past a damaged army personnel carrier on June 17, 2016, in the military camp in Bosso, Niger. (Photo by AFP) At least 38 militants from the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group have been killed in joint military operations by troops from Niger and Chad in southeast Niger […]

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Nigeria-based Boko Haram Takfiri militants attack soldiers in Niger

September 14, 2016 8:00 pm
Nigeria-based Boko Haram Takfiri militants attack soldiers in Niger

This May 25, 2015 file photo shows soldiers patrolling a road between Diffa and Bosso in the southeast of Niger near the border with Nigeria. (Photo by AFP) Nigeria-based Boko Haram Takfiri militants have attacked soldiers in neighboring Niger, with reports saying more than two dozen people have been killed […]

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Niger heavy floods kill 38 and 92,000 left homeless

September 8, 2016 2:54 pm
Niger heavy floods kill 38 and 92,000 left homeless

The file photo shows homes in Niger inundated by heavy flooding. Recent heavy floods in Niger have killed more than three dozen people and left tens of thousands of others homeless, a United Nations (UN) report says. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a […]

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Boko Haram Suicide attack kills children at Military Checkpoint In Borno

February 18, 2015 2:02 am
Boko Haram Suicide attack kills children at Military Checkpoint In Borno

Two suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria killed at least 38 people on Tuesday, after Boko Haram razed a town and as violence raged across the embattled region less than six weeks from elections. The Islamist insurgency has already forced a delay in the vote, initially scheduled for February 14, and […]

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More than 160 people suspected of having links to Boko Haram have been arrested in Niger’s border area with Nigeria

February 17, 2015 11:30 am
More than 160 people suspected of having links to Boko Haram have been arrested in Niger’s border area with Nigeria

More than 160 people suspected of having links to Boko Haram have been arrested in Niger’s border area with Nigeria, which was attacked this month by the Islamist group, police in Niger said on Monday. More than 160 people suspected of having links to Boko Haram have been arrested in […]

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Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Hits Niger Market After Army Repels First Attack

February 8, 2015 8:33 pm
Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Hits Niger Market After Army Repels First Attack

Residents said fighting was heard between around 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. (0600 to 10000 GMT) on the outskirts of the town.“There was fighting between security forces and elements of Boko Haram who tried to enter the town,” said a military source. “Fighting is taking place around the bridge at […]

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Kidnappers threaten to turn 15-yr old girl to a se.x slave if $100k ransom isn’t paid

January 28, 2015 7:25 am
Kidnappers threaten to turn 15-yr old girl to a se.x slave if $100k ransom isn’t paid

The Niger Republic-based kidnappers who abducted a 15-year-old schoolgirl, Precious Okoro, have said if her family refuses to pay $100,000 ransom, she would be made to work for it. The victim’s mother, Blessing, while appealing to the government for help, said her family had become bankrupt as a result of […]

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Wicked Kidnappers fled to Niger republic with Ogun School girl (Photo)

January 27, 2015 11:58 am
Wicked Kidnappers fled to Niger republic with Ogun School girl (Photo)

A Niger Republic-based kidnapping syndicate has demanded the payment of $100, 000 as ransom for the release of its 15-year-old victim, Precious Okoro. The victim’s father, Nwaigwe, explained that Precious was kidnapped around Songotedo, in the Ajah area of Lagos State, where she had boarded a commercial vehicle en route […]

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