Sunday, May 9, 2021

Nigeria

Over 1,800 prisoners blasted out of Nigerian prison by armed gang

Prison officials have reported that 35 inmates refused to escape, and six who did abscond have now voluntarily returned.

Malaysia kesan dua kes Covid-19 varian Nigeria B1.525

Kedua-dua kes adalah yang pertama dikesan melalui ujian swab ketika dua individu tiba dari Dubai.

All 279 kidnapped Nigerian students released, governor says

Heavily-armed criminal gangs in northwest and central Nigeria have stepped up attacks in recent years, kidnapping for ransom, raping and pillaging.

Over 300 kidnapped schoolgirls still missing as Nigerian security forces search forests

Rumours circulated on social media on Sunday that the girls had been released, but they turned out to be false.

Covid-19 infections in Lagos alone ‘may top Africa’s official total’

The numbers in Africa could be higher than reported because of low testing and poor registration of deaths.

Turkey says no word on sailors taken by pirates off Nigeria

Last year, pirates kidnapped 130 sailors in 22 incidents in the same waters, accounting for all but five merchant seamen seized worldwide.

Nigerian boy jailed 10 years for blasphemy to go free after appeal

A secular appeals court overturned the shariah court's sentence, saying the child was just a minor.

344 Nigerian schoolboys released after mass kidnapping

It remains unclear if all the abducted schoolboys have been released, amid ongoing uncertainty over the number taken in the first place.

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of Nigerian students

The same group was behind the 2014 abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Chibok.

333 kidnapped schoolboys still missing, says Nigerian army

A local says the bandits abducted the students out of revenge for a vigilante attack.

Lawyer discovers Nigerian boy, 13, imprisoned for blasphemy

Omar Farouq was convicted in a shariah court after he was accused of using foul language toward Allah in an argument with a friend.

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