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Stories with place: Abuja
  • Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:58 pm
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.

  • Nigeria human rights advocate hails progress 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:05 pm
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - Two generals and top officials of Nigeria's feared State Security Service had to testify at the National Human Rights Commission's hearing on the killings of unarmed civilians - a "quantum leap" in accountability in Nigeria, according to the country's top rights advocate.

  • Nigeria commission fines agency in killings 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:41 pm
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's National Human Rights Commission finds security agents responsible for the unlawful killings of eight civilians in a September raid in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

  • 21 killed in shooting at Nigeria State Security HQ 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 1:55 pm
  • ABUJA, Nigeria - A shootout at Nigeria's State Security Services headquarters near the presidential villa killed at least 21 people Sunday, a government spokeswoman said of what appears to be an attempted jailbreak by Islamic extremists.