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More than 100 people killed in Nigeria gas tanker fire

| blog, L&B World, World | December 25, 2015

More than 100 people have been killed while queuing up to fill their cooking gas cylinders in time for Christmas in Nigeria.

People in the mostly Christian area of Abuja were lined up at a crowded industrial gas plant when the tanker providing the gas exploded, sparking a huge inferno.

After firefighters put out the blaze in Nnewi, a reporter for AP counted the charred remains of more than 100 bodies.

Witness Emeka Peters, 36, said the fire started around 11am when a tanker truck that had just dropped off fresh gas at Chikason Group Gas plant drove off without waiting to cool down yesterday.

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Soldiers free 900 hostages after killing 100 Boko Haram fighters

| blog, Cameroon, L&B World, Terror, World | December 3, 2015

File photo of Nigerian troops after taking over Bama from Boko Haram on March 25, 2015 (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
File photo of Nigerian troops after taking over Bama from Boko Haram on March 25 (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Around 900 hostages held by Boko Haram have been freed by the armed forces.

Troops from Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria and Benin joined forces to launch the three-day operation, which was executed between November 26 and 28.

They also killed more than 100 fighters and arrested 100 others, according to Cameroonian army spokesman Colonel Didier Badjeck.

Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Cameroon’s minister of communications, added that the militants were found in the Sambisa Forest, which straddles north east Nigeria and Cameroon’s Far North… Read the full story

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