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Phone Companies Defy Suicide Bombers to Tap Nigerian Data - Bloomberg
Posted On 07/22/2013 18:56:07 by lagosadmin
The most visible threat to the carriers comes from Islamist militants, especially a group called Boko Haram. The insurgents, who have killed thousands of people in the north of the country, have said they target phone company installations. “It’s becoming increasingly challenging to operate” in areas where rebels are active, Segun Ogunsanya, CEO of[Finish Article ]... Read More

Four Nigerians Sentenced to Life for Islamist Bombings - Voice of America
Posted On 07/09/2013 20:56:14 by lagosadmin
Another Boko Haram militant was given 10 years while a sixth was freed for lack of evidence. All were tried under criminal laws predating a 2011 Terrorism Prevention Act that prescribes the death penalty.   Boko Haram has been fighting since 2009 for an Islamic state in religiously mixed Nigeria. The insurgency has left more than 3,000 dead, rights groups say, and is seen as the number one security threat to Africa's leading energy producer.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria Court: Life in Jail for 4 Bombers - ABC News
Posted On 07/09/2013 05:56:04 by lagosadmin
Nigeria's official news agency says a court has sentenced four alleged Islamic extremists to life in prison for two bombings in 2012 that killed 19 people. Prosecutors brought conspiracy and assault charges against the suspects, though Nigeria has strict new anti-terrorism laws that call for the death penalty for attackers that cause fatalities.[Finish Article ]... Read More

'Nigeria records 400 bomb explosions' - The Guardian Nigeria
Posted On 05/22/2013 17:56:12 by lagosadmin
FROM 2010 till date, Nigeria has witnessed 400 bomb explosions, the head of Police Anti-bomb Squad of the Federal Capital Territory, OC Adigun Tajudeen, has revealed.Tajudeen, who maintained that the Nigerian Police had always been on top of all the insecurity challenges in the country, regretted, however, that of the 400 explosions, the agency has not been able to identify any concrete evidence.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria bombs Islamists, US sounds alarm - Reuters
Posted On 05/18/2013 13:56:21 by lagosadmin
But three days after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the northeast, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a strongly worded statement saying: "We are ... deeply concerned by credible allegations that Nigerian security forces are committing gross human rights violations, which, in turn, only escalate the violence and fuel extremism."[Finish Article ]... Read More

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