A gang last week took 53 people hostage, including nine children, from a state-owned bus in Niger’s Kundu village.
All seven personnel on board died after the plane crashed due to engine failure near Abuja airport, air force spokesman Ibikunle Daramole said.
Nigeria’s president said he has dispatched security chiefs to coordinate a rescue operation for the students taken by the unidentified gunmen in Niger state.
The Liberian-flagged Mozart ship had been en route from Nigeria's Lagos to Cape Town in South Africa when 15 Turkish crew members were kidnapped.
Police bundled over 17 protesters into a black truck at the tollgate who were trying to hold a rally over last year's deadly demonstrations against police brutality.
"Namaste Wahala", mainly shot in English, and had a production team of more than 60 people across India and Nigeria will debut on Valentine's Day on Netflix.
Istanbul-based shipping firm Boden’s director says 15 Turkish sailors who were kidnapped by pirates in Gulf of Guinea in January are now safe in Nigeria.
The latest attacks were in northwest Kaduna state, where 23 people were killed over 24 hours in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi and Kauru local government areas (LGAs), state internal security commissioner Samuel Aruwan said.
Gunmen from gangs known for kidnapping and cattle rustling kill at least 19 people in Birnin Gwari and Kajuru villages in Kaduna state, officials say.
Maiduguri city's three million residents plunged into darkness after a Daesh-linked militant group blew up transmission lines, in the third such attack in a month.
Furkan Yaren, Ilhan Suha Tatligul and Bahadir Yesilalan had flown home to Turkey from Gabon.
In another case, Hague Court of Appeal ruled Netherlands-based parent company Royal Dutch Shell and its Nigerian subsidiary must build a leak-detection system to a pipeline that caused spills.
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