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Hundreds of children were rescued from torture schools in Nigeria

The move has increased the pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to tighten oversight over the traditional private schools known as the Almajiris, which teach millions of children in the predominantly Muslim north of the country. Authorities released 147 students from a facility in Kaduna State on Saturday. The students, wearing maroon uniforms, were taken to a camp where the police …

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Nigeria Islamic School: More than 60 freed from "inhuman" conditions

The Religious School, which also served as a rehabilitation center, was run the following day by a 78-year-old Muslim cleric in Daura, the birthplace of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. The authorities visited the school on Monday after students protested against their welfare and gave the police an indication of the conditions in the facility, said Isah Gambo, police spokesman in …

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Facebook removes fake accounts in the UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia

Signage will be displayed Tuesday, October 30, 2018, in front of Facebook Inc.'s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, USA. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Facebook claimed to have removed several accounts involved in the "coordinated bogus behavior" on Facebook and Instagram platforms. "We removed several pages, groups, and accounts that participated in the coordinated bogus behavior of …

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South Africa closes embassy in Nigeria after xenophobic violence

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Title Companies were destroyed in the attacks. South Africa temporarily ceased its diplomatic missions in Nigeria after Nigerians cracked down on xenophobic violence in South Africa Between Sunday and Wednesday, mobs plundered and destroyed stores in the South African commercial center of Johannesburg, many of which were foreign-owned. The Nigerian government …

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Xenophobic Attacks: Anger in Nigeria as xenophobic attacks in South Africa trigger plunder

Protesters set fire to many entrances that led into a bustling mall that housed the South African retail store Shoprite, and plundered groceries and toiletries from the Lagos supermarket, Nigeria's commercial center. MTN was founded Tuesday in the city of Ibadan Southwest Nigeria devastated despite peace calls from the government. Many other Nigerian businesses were also plundered during the raids. …

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Secret military cemetery hides Toll Islamist uprising in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – On the northern fringe of this city's sprawling military base, hidden within a vast field of aground earth lies the hidden number of a deadly offensive by the Islamic State's allies. After dark, the corpses of the soldiers According to Nigerian soldiers, diplomats and a high-ranking government official, the bodies are secretly transported from a morgue that …

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According to official statements, at least 65 people died after a suspected attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria

The attack occurred on Saturday during a funeral in Nganzai district, near the capital of Borno state, Maiduguri. Twenty-one people were killed in the first attack on the funeral, and another 44 were killed as they tried to escape the attack, Bulama said. At least ten people were injured in the attack. Eight of them were severely wounded and treated …

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Dozens of mourners were killed by Boko Haram at a funeral in northern Nigeria

Image Rights AFP Caption Boko Haram launched an uprising in northern Nigeria 10 years ago In a village near the Nigerian capital Maiduguri, alleged Boko Haram fighters have attacked a funeral in the northeastern state of Borno and killed at least 50 people Saturday, eyewitnesses say. The death toll could reach 65, according to news agency AFP. Attacks by Boko …

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