Nigerian Hot Spots

North-eastern Nigeria is under a state of emergency as Boko Haram attempts to create an Islamist state there. The Boko Haram group - whose name means "Western education is forbidden" - wants to establish Islamic law in Nigeria. Drive-by motorbike assassinations of politicians and policemen became…

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Heavy Firefight in Zamboanga City

\n\nA heavy firefight erupted in the southern port city of Zamboanga between the military and some 100 militants from the separatist Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) early on Monday,  Sept. 9. Followers of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari entered the coastal area of…

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Armed Group Kidnaps Prominent Lagos Lawyer

\n\nA prominent lawyer based out of Lagos, Mike Ozekhome, was reported kidnapped on Aug. 23 near Ehor, Edo State. Ehor is located 45 km (28 miles) northeast of Benin City, the capital of Edo State, located in the country's volatile Niger Delta Region.\n\nA professional colleague of the victim…

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