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Armed bandits on motorcycles stormed five neighbouring rural villages in the Maradun district of Zamfara state on Tuesday afternoon, firing indiscriminately and stealing livestock.
Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, the Nigerian Navy's Chief of Staff, arrived on a two-day visit to the Southern Naval Command(SNC) here on Wednesday.
More than 2,000 people displaced by the flooding were sheltering in primary schools in Jibia, while 27 injured had been taken to a hospital.
The Boko Haram militants ambushed the army troops in Balagallaye village in the Boboshe area outside Bama.
Fulani and Yandang community leaders yesterday said that 70 people died in the violence and thousands had fled from their homes in search of safety.
They came to watch World Cup matches but got stranded when their return plane tickets were cancelled by bogus travel agencies that booked them.
This year was the first time since 1982 that no team from the continent had made it past the first round of the FIFA World Cup.
Bandits on motorcycles attacked several villages on both sides of the border between Sokoto and Zamfara states on Monday and Tuesday, shooting residents, burning homes and stealing cows.
The vessel, carrying 30 traders and their wares, overturned in high winds on a river in the Isa district of northwestern Sokoto state during a heavy downpour on Saturday.
Eighteen bodies were found in a river on Sunday while 23 others were discovered in a nearby forest in the Zurmi area of Zamfara state.
Kidnapping of prominent and rich people and their families is common in southern Nigeria and the victims are usually released unhurt after a ransom is paid.
Fifteen years after he was an intern at the French embassy, Macron returns to the Nigerian capital for a whistlestop meeting with Buhari before flying south to Lagos.
FIFA statutes dictate that member states should manage their affairs independently with no influence from third parties.
Failure of participants from Dark Continent to book spot in knockout rounds in Russia attributed to lack of preparation & professionalism
The 57-year-old hit the headlines in Russia this week when he was filmed making two-handed middle-finger gestures to fans during Argentina's narrow win over Nigeria in their final World Cup pool game.