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Gunmen raid Nigerian prison, free over 260 inmates
Heavily armed gunmen attacked a medium-security prison in Kogi State in southern Nigeria, killing two officials and freeing more than 260 inmates.
Nigeria Court Allows Sheikh Zakzaky to Receive Treatment in India
A High Court in Nigeria’s Kaduna has granted a leave the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, to go to India for medical treatment.
Exclusive: Nigeria to Release Muslim Leader Sheikh Zakzaky Soon
Following arrangements made between the Nigerian government and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), leader of the movement, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife are set to be released soon for medical treatment abroad, an informed source told the Iran Front Page.
Twin Suicide Blasts in Nigeria Kill at Least 31
Suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 31 people and wounded several others in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and militia leader said on Sunday.
83 Nigerian Schoolgirls Released from Boko Haram’s Captivity
Eighty-three Chibok schoolgirls who were seized three years ago by Boko Haram terrorist group in northern Nigeria have been released from custody, officials declared.
Nigerian Man Dies at 93, Leaves His 130 Wives Alone
A Nigerian man, who used to be a Muslim preacher, has died at the age of 93 with at least 130 wives.
Female Suicide Bombers in Nigeria Use Babies in Missions
In a move to avoid detection, female suicide bombers in Nigeria blow themselves up while carrying babies.
Iran Laments Muslim Deaths in Nigeria
Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed as unacceptable the killing of Nigerian Muslims by the police in the African country’s northern state of Kano.
Nigerian President under Fire for Saying His Wife ‘Belongs in Kitchen’
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been widely criticised for saying his wife, Aisha, belongs in his kitchen and living room, in response to the first lady’s public criticism of the president’s appointments.
Return of Hijab to Nigerian Schools
In a move that can restore people’s hope in the judiciary, an appeals court has ruled that Nigerian girls have the right to wear the hijab headscarf to school.
Ayatollah Shahroudi raps Riyadh for irrational stance on Nigeria
Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi said killing innocent Shiites in a country that has about 15 million Shiites and an apparent Muslim government is a painful crime against Islam.
Iran urges justice for perpetrators of Nigeria Muslim killings
Ali-Akbar Velayati expressed “deep regret and sorrow” over the Nigerian army’s recent “brutal attack” on Shiite Muslims in that country.
Iranians Stage Rally in Protest at Shiite Killings in Nigeria
A group of Iranian people held a rally in front of the Nigerian embassy in Tehran on Tuesday to condemn the heavy crackdown against Shiite Muslims in the African country in recent days and the Nigerian army’s massacre of dozens of Shiites.
Who pulls the strings behind clampdown on Nigerian Shiites?
The Nigerian government is in cahoots with the Western powers, the Zionist regime and Takfiri-Salafi groups to push the Shiites to the sidelines or eliminate them.
Iran condemns terrorist attacks on Nigeria mosques
Iran is ready to exchange experience with Nigeria on the fight against terrorism, Afkham said.
Iran condemns suicide bombing at Nigerian mosque
Afkham referred to Tehran's principled policy of rejecting violence, extremism, and terrorism, and stressed the necessity for countering the inhumane phenomenon.
Iran condemns deadly bomb attack in Nigeria
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has blasted a recent terrorist attack on a Nigerian mosque, stressing the need to stop the spread of terrorism and extremism in the West African country.