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6 of 136 abducted Islamic students die in captivity

About six of the 136 students kidnapped from an Islamic school in Niger State by bandits have reportedly died of illness while in captivity. The development was...

Bandits Burn Police Station, Kill 13 In Niger Community

Bandits have attacked Beri town in Bobi district of Niger state, burning down a police station and killing more than 13 people, including a police officer. The attack...

Gunmen kill six French aid workers in Niger

Gunmen on motorcycles killed eight people including a group of French aid workers as they visited a part of Niger popular with tourists for its wildlife, officials said....

Nine dead, 20,000 affected by Niger floods

At least nine person have been confirmed dead, over 2,000 homes destroyed  with at least 20,000 persons affected when a heavy flood hit Niger. This was confirmed by the...

Niger sentences 40 Lagos-bound travellers for flouting lockdown order

Niger state has intercepted at least 40 travelers en route Lagos State from Kano, says Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abubakar Bello, Mary Noel-Berje, in a statement...

Tripartite committee report will determine next action on Border closure -Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged neighbouring African Countries to exercise patience over the closure of Nigeria’s land borders. The President noted that the...

20 killed in Niger food distribution stampede

Twenty people, many of them women and children, were trampled to death on Monday in a stampede for food and money for refugees in southeast Niger, sources said. “We...

Niger sacks army chief after deadly attacks

President Mahamadou Issoufou has removed Ahmed Mohamed as the head of Niger Armed Forces following two of the country’s deadliest attacks which led to the killing of...

UN decries increasing attacks in Sahel and West Africa

The United Nations envoy for West Africa and the Sahel says the region has experienced “a devastating surge in terrorist attacks against civilian and military...

Residents flee as bandits attack Niger village

Armed bandits numbering about two hundred have overrun Kokoki village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, sacking the people from their homes. The Director...