Ahmed Kingimi

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23 Feb 2019 | 7:35 PM

Nigeria's president and main rival confident as polls close

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria began counting votes in Saturday's closely-fought presidential election although the electoral commission extended voting in some places where polling stations opened late or ballot machines malfunctioned.

22 Feb 2019 | 2:58 PM

Nigeria's Buhari promises security for delayed presidential election

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians "to go out and vote", promising there would be adequate security for Saturday's postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar.

15 Jan 2019 | 5:54 AM

Islamic State insurgents overrun northeast Nigerian town - security sources

ABUJA (Reuters) - Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) insurgents overran the town of Rann in northeastern Nigeria on Monday evening, security sources said, a blow to President Buhari's efforts to defeat the militants just weeks before national elections.

30 Dec 2018 | 5:16 AM

Hundreds flee Islamist attacks in northeast Nigeria to seek refuge in Maiduguri

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Hundreds of people in northeast Nigeria who fled a town targeted by militants linked with Islamic State have sought refuge in capital of Borno state, Reuters witnesses said on Saturday.

28 Dec 2018 | 10:14 PM

Islamists kill at least 10 in bid to capture northeast Nigerian lake town - residents

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamist militants and Nigerian troops have been fighting around a fishing town on Lake Chad as the insurgents step up attacks in the run-up to a presidential election in which security is a campaign issue, the army and residents said.

8 Sep 2018 | 10:32 PM

Many feared dead after Islamist attack in northeast Nigeria - witnesses

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Many people are feared dead after an Islamist militant attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Gudumbali, two residents and a vigilante said on Saturday.

2 Sep 2018 | 4:09 AM

Islamists in northeast Nigeria kill up to 30 soldiers - sources

MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - Islamist militants have killed up to 30 soldiers in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday, in one of the biggest attacks of its kind this year.

29 Aug 2018 | 7:19 PM

As Nigeria elections loom, refugees ordered back to unsafe region

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - Nigerian government officials have ordered thousands of displaced people to return to an unsafe area as pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election, according to sources familiar with the situation.

20 Aug 2018 | 5:46 AM

At least 19 killed by Islamists in northeast Nigeria - survivor

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - At least 19 people were killed in an Islamist militant attack on a village in northeast Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday, a survivor of the attack said.

18 Jul 2018 | 9:48 PM

Nigerian police say eight Boko Haram suspects confess to Chibok abduction

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Eight suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram have confessed to involvement in the 2014 abduction of some 270 girls from the town of Chibok, the Nigeria Police Force said on Wednesday.