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Nigeria Claims Local Islamic State Leader Killed

The Nigerian military on Thursday announced that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), has been killed. No details of Barawi’s death were provided, and there was no immediate confirmation from ISWAP.

NIGERIA, UNKNOWN : A screen grab made on January 20, 2015 from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau holding up a flag as he delivers a message. Boko Haram has claimed a …

Nigerian Airstrike Kills Dozens of Villagers Accused of Funding ISIS By Selling Fish

Residents of the Nigerian village of Daban Masara claim dozens of civilians were killed in a Nigerian Air Force strike on Sunday. Some villagers said the strike deliberately targeted a civilian area because the Nigerian government had ordered the local fishing industry to shut down, on the grounds that Islamic State terrorists were profiting from the fishing trade.

Nigerian Air Force planes perfom during a military parade marking the country's 58th anniversary of independence, on October 1, 2018, on Eagle Square in Abuja. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP) (Photo credit should read SODIQ ADELAKUN/AFP via Getty Images)

Video: Indonesian Police Assault Nigerian Diplomat

Indonesian immigration officials recently arrested and allegedly assaulted a Nigerian consular official based in Jakarta, according to a short video clip of the incident which went viral online this week, Nigeria’s Premium Times online newspaper reported Tuesday. The video footage

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the assault of a Nigerian diplomat by immigration officials in Indonesia. The victim, whose name was not mentioned, was manhandled and arrested by immigration officials on Saturday in front of his official quarters in the Asian country. A viral video of the event …

Nigeria Abandons Chinese Financing for Railroad Project

The Premium Times of Nigeria reported Friday that the Nigerian government has decided not to borrow any more money from China for railroad construction, apparently because the Nigerians are growing nervous about their $3.4 billion in debt to Chinese banks and were reluctant to add another $14.4 billion to complete several large railroad projects.

Workers try to cast a section of the new standard gauge railway line under construction from Iju in Lagos to Abeokuta, Ogun State in southwest Nigeria, on February 7, 2019. - The passenger train service which is designed to boost economic activites and ease movement of passengers by rail from …