Thirty bodies have been recovered, five are still missing and 65 passengers have been rescued from a boat that capsized in Munya district of central Niger state, officials say.
Violence is increasing against a backdrop of poor governance and deteriorating socio-economic conditions in northern Nigeria, further exacerbating instability across the region.
The deadly brutality unleashed over the weekend across Nigeria is prompting serious questions over the country’s internal security.
The oil-rich African nation has become a key regional ally of the West in the fight against militants.
UN refugee agency said up to 65,000 people had fled the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak following the latest militant attack on an army base, which left more than 20 people dead.
The plan includes cooperation between Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey in trade, agriculture and food security, SMEs, energy, transport, tourism, and health.
"I can confirm that the Imo State command of the Nigerian Correctional Service was attacked by unknown gunmen in Owerri," Imo state corrections service spokesman James Madugba says, adding that the number of escaped inmates was yet to be confirmed.
"Rogue" military unit tries to seize presidential palace in capital Niamey days before the historic inauguration of Mohamed Bazoum as president, sources say.
Nigerian Tsemaye Binitie's material of choice is Aso-oke, a handwoven cloth indigenous to the Yoruba people and historically used on special occasions.
The security official has initially used force to quell tribal clashes in Niger Delta region but it didn't work. He then thought of hosting a football match.
A new generation of Black and Afro-Iranians are revitalising their distinct histories and culture.
Militants kill15 soldiers and four militia fighters after attacking their convoy in northeastern Borno state, security sources say. Meanwhile, search continues for dozens of students kidnapped in northwestern Kaduna state.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2021 TRT World.