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  • Fatal connections [Clinton Foundation Donors & Nigeria]

    07/07/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/24/16 | Mindy Belz
    As the Clinton-led State Department dragged its feet against Boko Haram, Clinton Foundation donors made millions from Nigerian oil fields The attacks on Jan. 20, 2012, began not so much as an explosion but as an earthquake. ....In coordinated bombings at 23 separate locations in the city of Kano, including police headquarters and military barracks, the group left one of Africa’s largest cities in disarray and panic. The January attacks killed more than 185 people—Africa’s worst terrorism since the 1998 al-Qaeda attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. ...Boko Haram often showed up better equipped than the Nigerian military...prominently...
  • Nigeria mosque blast kills more than 102, bears Boko Haram hallmarks

    11/30/2014 7:53:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2014 | Associated Press
    KANO, Nigeria — More than 102 people were killed in the bomb explosions at the central mosque in this city, said a hospital worker. A mortuary attendant at the Murtala specialist hospital Kano, Malam Isa Labaran, on Saturday told Associated Press that he counted over 102 dead bodies deposited inside the mortuary on Friday after the multiple explosions at the mosque.
  • At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide attack

    11/28/2014 5:43:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    timesofindia ^ | Nov 29, 2014, 03.59 AM IST
    The Emir of Kano last week told worshippers at the same mosque that northerners should take up arms against Boko Haram, which has been fighting for a hardline Islamic state since 2009. ,,, He said it was possible that the group carried out the attack as a direct response to Sanusi's comments last week, although it may have been planned beforehand. "Whatever the case, the group has sent a message to northern leaders that crossing them will have consequences," Noakes said in an email exchange. Boko Haram attacks in recent months have ranged from the far northeast of Nigeria, across...
  • Islamic police destroy beer in north Nigerian city

    11/28/2013 5:57:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 28, 2013 9:29 AM EST
    Islamic police shouted “God is great” as an earthmover shattered 240,000 bottles of beer in a widening crackdown in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano. Alcohol is banned under Shariah law imposed here in 2001, but authorities had turned a blind eye to its consumption in hotels and the Sabon Gari Christian quarter. …
  • Nigeria discovers 'Hezbollah terrorist cell', weapons trove

    05/31/2013 2:58:00 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | 30/05/2013
    A ‘terrorist cell’ believed to be linked to Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah and housing weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets has been discovered in a compound in northern Nigeria, the country’s security services said on Thursday. Nigeria's security services said Thursday they had discovered a home in the northern city of Kano where Lebanese nationals had stored weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets in Nigeria. The Kano state intelligence chief, Bassey Etang, and a separate military statement described the compound as hosting a "terrorist cell" tied to the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. No evidence was...
  • Violence Against Christians Moves Nigeria to No. 7 on List of Terror-Affected Nations

    12/08/2012 12:57:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 7, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    Boko Haram’s violent jihad against Christians in Nigeria pushed the West African country into seventh place in annual rankings of countries impacted by terrorism, lending weight to calls for the State Department to reconsider its decision not to designate the group as a “foreign terrorist organization.” Nigeria’s ranking in the latest Global Terrorism Index, released this week, marked a shift from 12th place a year earlier, from 16th place in 2008, and from 30th place in 2005. The top six countries this year are Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Yemen and Somalia. … Most recently, ten Christians were reported to have...
  • We Bombed Kaduna & Zaria Yesterday Says Boko Haram [Christians must convert to Islam]

    06/19/2012 8:46:57 AM PDT · by Milagros · 18 replies
    OsunDefender ^ | June 18, 2012
    We Bombed Kaduna & Zaria Yesterday Says Boko Haram. | OSUN DEFENDER [June 18, 2012] Radical islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the bombing of three churches that killed at least 50 people in Zaria and Kaduna town yesterday. The sect targeted mostly children and women in the Zaria attacks. The sect spokesperson Abu Qaqa said the current massacre of christians was done to avenge the past killings of Muslims and desecration of Mosques in Zonkwa, Yelwan Shendam, Tafawa Balewa, where they said Mosques were turned into brothels and drinking joints, while Christians continue to carry on...
  • Worshippers killed in attack on Nigerian university

    04/29/2012 5:33:41 AM PDT · by Milagros · 85 replies
    ABC ^ | April 29, 2012
    Nigeria Police say at least eight people have been killed in an attack on a church service at a Nigerian university in the northern city of Kano. Explosions and gunfire rocked Bayero University, with witnesses reporting that two church services were targeted as they were being held on campus. One of the services was being held outdoors, while the second was inside a building, but with an overflow audience outside, witnesses said. Officials were unable to confirm casualty figures, but one correspondent counted six bullet-riddled bodies near one of the two sites and said other bodies had been seen on...
  • More Soldiers Killed in Battle with Fanatics

    07/29/2009 6:31:07 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 10 replies · 665+ views
    This Day Online ^ | July 30, 2009 | Michael Olugbode and Ibrahim Shuaibu
    More soldiers were said to have been killed in the exchange of gunfire between them and members of the militant religious sect, “Boko Haram”, yesterday in Maiduguri, Borno State. Military authorities refused to confirm or deny the story last night but promised to brief the press today on the situation. But highly placed sources told THISDAY that no fewer than three more soldiers lost their lives yesterday. This, if confirmed, will bring to six the total number of soldiers killed since hostilities began in Bauchi last Sunday. And as the military bombardment of the Maiduguri stronghold of the leader of...
  • NIGERIA: TEN CHRISTIANS KILLED IN MUSLIM RAMPAGE IN KANO

    10/28/2007 7:21:12 PM PDT · by Posting · 8 replies · 258+ views
    compassdirect.org ^ | Oct 5, 2007
    NIGERIA: TEN CHRISTIANS KILLED IN MUSLIM RAMPAGE IN KANO Compass Direct News, CA Oct 5, 2007 NIGERIA: TEN CHRISTIANS KILLED IN MUSLIM RAMPAGE IN KANO STATE Homes, churches destroyed as 500 people are displaced; government slow to respond. TUDUN WADA DANKADAI, Nigeria, October 5 (Compass Direct News) – A Muslim rampage last week in this town in the northern state of Kano resulted in the killing of 10 Christians and the destruction of nine churches, according to eyewitnesses. Another 61 people were injured and more than 500 displaced in the September 28 disturbance, touched off when Muslim students of Government...
  • Nigerian universities close after religious clashes (Kano Dec. 2004 - sharing Christian texts)

    12/10/2004 9:46:55 PM PST · by miltonim · 4 replies · 455+ views
    Mail and Guardian Online ^ | December 10, 2004 | Sapa-AP
    Nigerian universities close after religious clashes Nigerian authorities said on Friday they have shuttered two universities after the latest outbreak of Christian-Muslim fighting in restive northern Nigeria, hoping to calm tensions after a student religious debate turned violent. Fighting flared anew on Thursday when a student in the city of Bauchi shared Christian texts downloaded from the internet with Muslim pupils, and several people were injured in ensuing violence, witnesses said. Bauchi state spokesperson Mohammed Abdullahi said no deaths were reported in the fighting. Two universities in the city were closed and students sent home to prevent an escalation of...