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Boko Haram jihadist slaughters 50 worshippers after blowing himself up during morning prayers inside a Nigerian mosque
The blast happened during early morning prayers at the Madina mosque in the Unguwar Shuwa area of Mubi, 125 miles from Nigeria's Adamawa state capital Yola.
'He touched so many hearts with his kindness and grace': Heartbroken family's moving tribute to British charity worker who was killed after being held hostage in Nigeria
On Monday the news broke that Ian Squire been killed, while three other British nationals had returned safely home after the west African country’s authorities negotiated their release.
PICTURED: Optician killed by kidnappers after he was taken hostage alongside three other British charity workers offering free treatment in Nigeria?
Ian Squire was among four Christian charity workers seized in the early hours of October 13 while working as missionaries in Nigeria's southern Delta state.
That’s quite a cassava! Queen Maxima of the Netherlands gets to grips with a VERY large vegetable as she visits the Diamond Bank in Abuja on her Nigerian tour
The Queen of the Netherlands, who is mid-way through a tour of Nigeria, wore a typically vibrant outfit to meet local farmers at a bank in Abuja, the capital, on Wednesday.
Maxima shows off her maternal side! Queen of the Netherlands looks besotted by a group of children during a visit to the Subol Hospital in Nigeria?
The Queen of the Netherlands, 45, appeared delighted as she greeted a group of young boys and their mother at Subol Hospital in Nigeria.
Underwear bomber sues over his treatment in supermax prison - whining he can't participate in group prayer and he's been cut off from the outside world
Underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday.
Four British missionaries including a former GP and his wife, both 57, are kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria
The police are attempting to rescue the four people, who were taken by unidentified gunmen on October 13, said Andrew Aniamaka, a spokesman for Delta state police (File photo).
Nigerian fraud investigator, 50, who tricked a 13-year-old girl into flying to Britain to work as her personal slave for more than 10 YEARS is jailed for 30 months
Afolake Adeniji, 50, was jailed for two and a half years for luring Iyabo Prosper, then 13, to the UK from Nigeria to be her slave. The girl was 'exploited' at her homes in London and Essex.
EXCLUSIVE: 'I wasn't sacked... I quit!': 'Axed' British Airways stewardess 'fired' over racist Snapchat video says she was framed by airline colleague and insists she jumped (before being pushed!)'
British Airways stewardess Joanne Wickenden, 23, of Hampshire, who posted a racist Snapchat rant aimed at Nigerian passengers insists she resigned her post.
British Airways SACKS stewardess behind racist Snapchat rant against Nigerian passengers after two-hour meeting with bosses as SHE tries to claim it was 'just a joke'
The British Airways stewardess behind a racist Snapchat rant against Nigerian passengers has today been sacked by the airline during a two-hour meeting with aviation bosses.
'Motivated seller!': On the run Nigerian billionaire's $51m Manhattan apartment hits the market for just $39m?
Nigerian energy businessman Kola Aluko's (pictured right) apartment at One57 in Manhattan is up for sale for $11million less than he bought it for in 2014.
Cripes! Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson takes to a fast anti-pirate navy boat in Nigeria (no wonder he wanted a well-earned sup of Guinness)
Boris Johnson was pictured racing across water in an anti-pirate vessel alongside Navy personnel during a trip to Nigeria, where he made an official visit with aid secretary Priti Patel.
Nigerian girl, 13, 'was lured to the UK with the promise of a free education then forced to live as a slave for ten years and left with PTSD by her abusive employer'
Afolake Adeniji, 50, is said to have arranged for Iyabo Prosper to fly to London from her home in Nigeria back in 2003, when she was just 13, but instead made her clean the house all day, a court heard.
Boris Johnson travels to the heart of Boko Haram territory to pledge ￡200MILLION in new help for Nigeria’s fight against terror and famine?
Together with International Aid Secretary Priti Patel, the Foreign Secretary met victims of terrorist violence and helped malnourished children.
And now the news in PIDGIN: BBC launches new World Service bulletin broadcasting to western Africa as part of taxpayer-funded ￡289m expansion
On Monday the corporation launched an online portal that is entirely in Pidgin and, like the rest of the BBC's sites, features text news, features and podcasts.
The majority of suicide bombers that terrorist group Boko Haram uses to kill innocent civilians are women and children, according to a US study.
Freed Boko Haram 'wife' returns to the husband who held her captive in Nigeria after hearing he had shacked up with her 'rival'
Aisha Yerima?was kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria more than four years ago and taken to their Sambisa forest stronghold where she married a commander.
Father donned lipstick and pretended to be a woman to trap a Nigerian conman and then outed him on Facebook when he asked for cash to fly to UK
David Walker, 39, of Newcastle, posed as a woman called 'Julian Le Flange' on Facebook to expose a conman claiming to be a Nigerian pastor asking for money to come to the UK.
Boris Becker (pictured) lost a huge part of his ￡100million fortune in dubious investments in Nigerian oil firms. The shares plummeted in value which contributed to his bankruptcy.
On a wing and a prayer! Passenger films a powerful Nigerian leader as his aide performs a spiritual ritual while boarding a plane to Canada
Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the 42-year-old millionaire 'Ooni of Ife' - one of Nigeria's most powerful spiritual leaders - was travelling with his high chiefs to Ontario, Canada.
'Cult' killers smashing families’ heads with rocks so they can drain their blood for use in witchcraft in terrifying new spate of murders in Nigeria?
The shadowy 'Badoo' gang is believed to have killed 30 people since June in Nigeria. In one horrible incident, two women and a baby, aged 9 months, had their heads smashed with a stone.
Gang of Nigerian fraudsters face jail for using the identities of MPs, judges and police officers to con the taxpayer out of more than ￡10m?
The crew used stolen personal details from the Civil Service Sports Council, to make fraudulent claims over a four-year period, getting away with nearly ￡2,500,000.
American is arrested after scamming three Nigerian men out of $565,000 with the promise of a US green card
American citizen Marco Antonio Ramirez has been arrested in Nigeria after he allegedly duped three Nigerian men in a $565,000 green card scam.
Shell retreats from Nigerian oil business: Firm to focus on gas after battles with bandits plundering its pipes?
Oil leaks caused by gangs of thieves, as well as cracked pipes and equipment breakdowns, have devastated local livelihoods and wildlife, triggering conflict and resentment.
GP and her nurse husband trafficked a Nigerian 'slave nanny' into Britain and threatened to BEAT her when she asked to be paid?
Dr Ayodeji Adewakun and husband Abimbola Adewakun, of south-east London, lured the woman to the UK from Nigeria with promises of a salary of ￡500 per month.
GP and her husband ‘trafficked a Nigerian woman into the UK to work as a babysitter for just ￡20 a week and slapped her when she asked for more cash’
Dr Ayodeji Adewakun (pictured) and husband Abimbola are alleged to have made Iyambo Olatunji work 18-hour days looking after their children, cleaning their home and cooking meals.
'Welcome back to freedom': 82 schoolgirls stolen by Boko Haram terrorists don colourful outfits as they meet Nigeria's president
The 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed from the clutches of Boko Haram have been flown by helicopter to the Nigerian capital of Abuja to meet the president (pictured) after their release was negotiated
Free at last! Joy as 82 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are reunited with their families - THREE YEARS after being abducted by Boko Haram jihadists?
They are the largest group yet to be freed after years of tense negotiations between the Nigerian government and the terrorist group. It follows the release of 21 girls in October.
At least 20 Manchester United fans are electrocuted in Nigeria while watching team's Europa League match on TV when electrical wire falls on packed bar
At least 20 Manchester United supporters in Nigeria have been killed while watching the team's Europa League game last night after a live electrical wire fell on a packed bar.
Terrified airline passengers scream and pray as smoke fills the plane when engine appears to catch fire after taking off in Nigeria?
Footage captured by a passenger showed people praying loudly, screaming and weeping as the crew prepared to make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria.
Boko Haram plot to attack US and British embassies in Nigeria is foiled as five Islamists are arrested
Police have arrested five suspected members of the Islamist militant group based in Benue state, in the Nigeria's middle belt, over plans to strike the two consulates in the capital Abuja.
Shell rocked by corruption claims after negotiating with money launderer during ￡1bn Nigerian oil field purchase
Shell joined forces with Italian rival ENI to acquire the site off the coast of Nigeria for ￡1bn – giving it access to nine billion barrels of oil, worth nearly half a trillion dollars at today's prices.
Hero dog saves a Nigerian wedding party from teenage suicide bomber by pouncing on her and causing her explosive belt to detonate
A resident from the village of Belbelo, near the northeastern city of Maiduguri (file image of earlier terrorist attack), said guests are grateful that the dog sacrificed itself to save their lives.
The clip starts with the man bending over and biting the metal barbell at his home in Nigeria. He takes a moment to ensure his grip is correct before quickly kneeling then standing with the weights.
Tope Abiodun, 23, has been in a Nigerian prison for four years after stealing a smartphone valued at ￡256. He was planning to sell it to buy food for his siblings, according to a justice campaigner.
Science lessons, dancing children and marching warriors: Fascinating photos of Nigeria taken in the decades before its independence from Britain are unearthed after more than 65 years?
The images were captured by Edward Harland Duckworth, who served as Inspector of Education in Nigeria from 1930 to 1944, and collated into a photo album by his friend Henry Svory.
Girl, 14, reveals how she was BOUGHT for just 40p by Islamist extremists to become a suicide bomber... but was stopped by police minutes before blowing herself up
In a video, the girl tells Nigerian police she was offered just 200 Naira to detonate a suicide vest in a 'crowded place' in the city of Maiduguri.
Serial killer nicknamed the Vampire who murdered 200 people is shot dead by police then dragged through streets in Nigeria?
Henry Chibueze, 36, was responsible for killing up to 200 people in a vicious campaign of kidnap and murder, which he began at the tender age of 11.
Farmer kills his girlfriend and has sex with her corpse because 'she wouldn't sleep with me when she was alive'
After inviting her to his flat in Nigeria, Sunday Ushie claimed he butchered mother-of-two Nnena Samuel with a knife and had sex with her mutilated body to satisfy his needs, blaming it on Satan.
Nigerian grandmother in her 50s kept her starving grandchild alive by BREASTFEEDING while on the run from deadly insurgents?
Aisha Modu's daughter died just 40 days after giving birth to a little girl herself. As Aisha looked after the newborn, she had to flee insurgents in Nigeria and was forced to breastfeed for her survival.
Well THAT backfired! Chrissy Teigen swiftly shuts down fitness blogger who tried to stop people from eating pizza by sharing a dubious health statistic about how much oil it contains
Naija Gym Blog tweeted to its thousands of followers that eating two slices of pizza is 'equivalent' to drinking three spoons of oil.
Firms in Britain face huge rises in their business rates but?millions in FOREIGN AID is given to a Chinese bra retailer, Nigerian cinema chain and restaurants in Vietnam
Britain?has poured more than ￡100million of the foreign aid budget into shopping malls and retail chains around the world as high street shops at home face massive rises in business rates.
Fraudsters are no longer?relying on phishing emails about lotteries and charity, but are duping people with offers including partnerships with MNCs and investing in herbal seed businesses.
Starving child who was left for dead by his parents who thought he was a WITCH is full of joy as he sets off for his first day at school, one year after amazing recovery
Photographs of the little boy in Nigeria known as Hope broke the world's hearts last year after a charity worker found him emaciated and riddled with worms after being abandoned.
The Angels of Death: Inside the squalid brothels of Nigeria where tens of thousands of HIV-positive prostitutes are fuelling an AIDS epidemic claiming 10 million lives a year?
A series of photographs taken in the slums of Lagos shows sex workers living in squalid conditions. Recent studies have found that nearly a quarter of Nigerian prostitutes have HIV.
Nigerian woman, 43, racks up ￡500,000 NHS bill after giving birth to IVF quadruplets in London hospital after going into labour on flight to Heathrow - hours after she was turned away from the US
A Nigerian woman who gave birth to IVF quadruplets after a stop-over flight to the UK will detail her journey in BBC2 documentary Hospital, tomorrow.?
Muslim preacher with 130 WIVES dies aged 93 in Nigeria... leaving behind his 203 CHILDREN (and some of his partners are still pregnant)?
Mohammed Bello Abubakar died in Central Niger State from an unknown illness on Saturday. In 2008 clerics demanded he divorce all but four wives but the preacher refused.
An unexpected new role! ?Nigerian legal company advertises its services with a bizarre poster of Halle Berry that is edited to make the actress look like a lawyer
The poster was spotted by Lagos-based lawyer and artist?Tunji O, 27, who shared a photo of it on social media.
Female suicide bomber with a baby strapped to her back used the infant as a decoy before blowing herself up inside a busy market killing six
The suspected Boko Haram terrorist was joined in the attack by two young girls who also targeted the busy market in Madagali in north eastern Nigeria according to local authorities, file photo.
Nigerian government official's son, 26, raped and killed a high-class escort just weeks after arriving in Scotland for university?
Bala Chinda, 26, raped and killed high-class escort Jessica McGraa, 37, in February 2016, just a few weeks after he arrived in Scotland to study at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian jet accidentally bombs a refugee camp, killing more than 100 people including at least 20 Red Cross workers after mistaking them for Boko Haram fighters
The Nigerian Air Force fighter jet ?was on a mission against the terrorists (pictured) on Tuesday when it mistakenly bombed the refugees and wounded a number of aid workers.
Young migrant girls forced into prostitution and abortions in Benidorm after being submitted to 'voodoo rituals' by Nigerian traffickers?
Authorities have detained nine members of a Nigerian trafficking group that used illegal migration routes to smuggle young girls from their home countries in Africa to Spanish holiday resorts.
'It means a lot to me to finally say I am American': Nigerian teen shrieks with joy after Christmas present reveals he's finally about to become a US citizen
Prince Ogidikpe, 19, got the shock of his life when he received a letter announcing his US citizenship on Christmas. The Nigerian native moved to San Bernardino, California in 2010.
Girl aged TEN is used as a suicide bomber to target food stall in Nigerian city in attack that left one person seriously injured?
A girl aged just ten blew herself up at a food market in Nigeria. The New Year's Eve attack in the northeastern city of Maiduguri seriously injured one person.
Nigerian woman, 80, climbs electricity pole in bid to commit suicide - then finds herself branded a witch when she is not electrocuted?
The woman, from Nigeria, reportedly climbed up the pole in a suicide bid. She threw herself on to the cables but was not electrocuted, prompting some onlookers to accuse the pensioner of witchcraft.
Boko Haram is teaching children as young as 13 how to rape hostages as Nigerian jihadists turn to boy soldiers to boost their numbers
Adult fighters tell their young recruits they will 'have fun' sexually assaulting their captives, according to a boy soldier who was kidnapped by Boko Haram from his home in Baga, Nigeria.
Mob justice: Teenager is brutally beaten and paraded naked with three chickens around his neck after stealing the birds in Nigeria
A teen who was caught stealing chickens at a market in Lagos, Nigeria, was stripped, beaten and paraded in front of locals with the birds hung around his neck. WARNING: Disturbing images.
Teenager, 19, born without arms and legs and forced to live in a plastic BOWL in Nigeria dies on Christmas Day?
Tragic Rahma Haruna became famous around the world after a picture of her being carried by her 10-year-old brother was shared online.
Witch doctor accused of burying evil charms under the homes of his rivals is stripped naked, beaten and paraded around his village in a wheelbarrow
Suspect Gabon Iyiaka was seized by locals in his Ehime Mbano community, in Imo State, in southern Nigeria, where they dished out a bit of local justice instead of handing him over to the police.
Nigerian female suicide bomber is lynched and killed by a mob after her explosive vest fails to detonate in market square attack moments after her accomplice succeeds
Nigerian police confirmed the failed suicide bomber was lynched to death by an irate mob when she failed to detonate her explosive vest at the Kasuway Shanu cattle mart in the north east.
'God knows what would have happened if people consumed it': Huge haul of fake rice made from PLASTIC discovered in Nigeria as the cost of a genuine bag hits ￡51?
A suspect has been arrested after 102 bags were seized in Lagos. Prices of the staple food have rocketed ahead of Christmas and the New Year.
Boy, 12, is rescued after spending THREE DAYS trapped in a wall as locals ignored his cries for help in Nigeria?
Aduragbemi Saka,12, from Ondo, Nigeria was stuck in a wall for three days after running away from home. He was eventually freed after a passerby heard his singing.
The attack in the Maiduguri, which lies in the Boko Haram stronghold of Borno state, killed both the girls and one other person, while 18 were left injured.
Morgues 'overflowing with bodies' as the roof of a crowded church collapses in Nigeria killing at least 160?
The roof of a crowded church in Nigeria has collapsed onto worshippers, killing at least 160 people, a hospital director said. Dozens of people were also injured.
A Virgin Atlantic passenger jet flying from Lagos to London Heathrow declared a mid-air medical emergency and landed in Marseille. An ill passenger was met by emergency services at the airport.
Almost half of Americans support torturing prisoners of war: US comes third after Nigeria and Israel in list of countries which thinks it is acceptable
Forty-six percent of US citizens questioned in a Red Cross survey of 17,000 people said it was acceptable for the armed forces to torture enemy combatants to glean military information.
'They killed my father and husband there, then tied my mother to a tree and eventually shot her': Girl, 16, reveals how her family were slaughtered by insurgents in Nigeria who forced her to marry one of them?
Halima, 16, who now lives in a large refugee camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria, was seized from her family's farm after the extremists killed her father and husband before shooting dead her mother.
Crazed Nigerian killer who stabbed a top academic to death on his doorstep as he walked to post announcements for the birth of his 10-day-old daughter will STAY in UK until he's fit for release from mental hospital, judge reveals?
Femi Nandap, 23, murdered Dr Jeroen Ensink in Islington, north London last year and is currently serving a sentence with no time limit at Broadmoor secure hospital in Berkshire.
Devastated mother finds her three children aged 6-10 DECAPITATED by headhunters in Nigeria who use the severed heads for black magic rituals
The children were attacked as they carried water home. Their mother, Cecilia Emberga Agammbuee (pictured), said: 'When I saw their headless bodies, I thought I would die'.
Woman bleeds to death after 'rescuers' hack her legs off to free her when a lorry container falls on to her in Nigeria?
The rescuers were unable to move the truck and used a machete to carry out the amputation in a drastic attempt to save the life of?Monica Onokah in the town of Festac in south-western Nigeria.
Nigerian butcher stole meat from a warehouse after a witchdoctor sold him a charm he claimed would make him invisible?
Thinking no one could see him, after being sold a charm by a witchdoctor, the butcher kept on visiting the warehouse and stuffed slabs of meat into his sack.
British baroness, 79, tells of her terror after she narrowly escaped an ambush by Islamist gunmen who targeted her delegation on a trip to Nigeria?
Baroness Caroline Cox was visiting survivors in the war-ravaged village of Jong, in Nigeria, as part of a humanitarian trip when a crew of Islamic Fulani gunmen launched an attack.
Villagers kill GIGANTIC swollen snake they thought had eaten livestock... only to discover it was filled with scores of eggs
The huge snake was killed by locals in the West African country of Nigeria after a farmer accused it of feasting on his livestock and that the swelling in its stomach was not eggs but his calf.
Horrific video shows female 'child-kidnapping witch doctor' stripped naked and viciously beaten by an angry mob of men
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Horrific footage shows a female self-confessed child-kidnapping witch doctor stripped naked and beaten before being sexually assaulted in Nigeria.
‘Every time he wanted to have sex I refused, and then he would rape me and beat me up’: Boko Haram escapee reveals the horrors of life with a terrorist group
Boko Haram forcibly bought this 17-year-old and she spent two years living with the insurgents. Now the pregnant teenager is rebuilding her life and dreams of owning a business.
The 92-year-old with NINETY-SEVEN wives: Nigerian says Allah 'helps him keep control of them all'... but warns other men: 'I don't recommend having more than two'?
Mohammed Bello Abubakar has fallen foul of clerics who say he should not have more than four wives - but he said there could still be plenty of future Mrs Bellos out there.
'We don't want to go back': 100 Chibok schoolgirls refuse to leave their Boko Haram captors after two years in captivity?
A community leader involved in the negotiations to obtain the release of the schoolgirls abducted from Chibok in northern Nigeria has said more than 100 of them are unwilling to return home.
Back together at last! 21 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are reunited with their families…and reveal terrible conditions they endured?
Some of the 21 schoolgirls from Chibok in Nigeria who have been freed after more than two years in the hands of Boko Haram Islamists have been giving details of their horrific ordeal.
Pictured: Tearful Chibok schoolgirls released from their Boko Haram captors after two years are seen for the first time as they are hugged by the Nigerian vice president and his wife?
A group of 21 girls who were released by terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria appeared tearful and overcome with emotion as they met with the country's vice president Yemi Osinbajo.