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Men and boys are pictured after being rescued by police in Sabon Garin, in Daura local government area of Katsina state.

Nigeria’s Buhari vows crackdown on abusive Islamic schools

16 October 2019, 6:19 AM

Police found nearly 300 people held in captive in an Islamic school in Daura area of Katsina.

Gunmen kill 15 people in Burkina Faso mosque

12 October 2019, 7:43 PM

Gunmen killed about 15 people in an attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso during prayers on Friday evening, a security source and a local official told Reuters.

Death toll from Burkina Faso militant attack rises to 24

20 August 2019, 4:03 PM

The Burkina Faso military said 24 soldiers were killed in an attack by unidentified militants on an army unit on Monday, updating a previous death toll of 10.

Security forces in Burkina Faso

Gunmen kill six in second church attack in Burkina Faso

12 May 2019, 8:48 PM

Gunmen killed six people including a priest outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, a local official said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by jihadists.

Jihadists kill pastor, four others in Burkina church attack

29 April 2019, 1:41 PM

Gunmen killed four worshippers and a pastor in the first jihadist attack on a church in Burkina Faso, security and local sources said Monday, in the latest violence to rock the formerly peaceful west African nation.

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