Gunmen kill 15 in northwest Nigeria – officials

ABUJA (Reuters) – Armed men killed 15 people in raids in Nigeria’s Sokoto state, government officials said, despite a military effort to stamp out a tide of violence in the northwest. Sokoto state Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal described the attackers as...

Nigeria plans mass vaccination drive, considers booster shot

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria will start a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign later this week, aiming to inoculate half of its targeted population by the end of January, government officials said. Africa’s most-populous country has a goal to vaccinate 111...

Collision course: Nigerian movie explores impact of police brutality

By Angela Ukomadu LAGOS (Reuters) – A new movie exploring the impact of rogue law enforcement officers on Nigerian society and inspired by last year’s anti-police brutality protests was premiered at one of Africa’s foremost film festivals in Lagos....

Nigerian army general, troops killed in ISWAP attack

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – A Nigerian army general and three soldiers were killed on Saturday during an attack by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants in the northeast of the country, the army and sources said. ISWAP split from Boko Haram...