Nigeria’s president condemns latest killings in northwestern Sokoto state

21 July 2019, 7:07 AM
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the killing of 37 people by bandits in the northwestern state of Sokoto, his spokesman said in a statement.
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Soldier sentenced to death for killing Boko Haram suspect 11 June 2017, 8:28 PM

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Boko Haram claims major attack on key northeast Nigerian city 11 June 2017, 7:16 AM

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Egypt US embassy bans personnel from religious sites outside Cairo 6 June 2017, 7:43 AM

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