Amnesty says Nigerian army rights abuses make Islamist insurgency worse

November 2, 2012

(Soldiers search a car for suspected explosives along a road in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano January 22, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer)

Nigeria resumes haj trips to Mecca, ending row over unaccompanied women

October 3, 2012

(Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Al-Masjid al-Haram (Grand mosque) in Mecca October 31, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad )

Nigeria stops pilgrimages to Mecca over unaccompanied women row

September 28, 2012

(The Mecca Clock Tower overlooks the Grand Mosque during the Muslim month of Ramadan in the holy city of Mecca August 4, 2012. REUTERS/Hassan Ali )

Saudi deports 150 female pilgrims, holds 1,000 more, Nigeria says

September 27, 2012

(Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand mosque, on the last days of the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mecca November 8, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

Nigeria says its push against the Boko Haram Islamists is paying off

September 27, 2012

(Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during an interview with Reuters in New York, September 26, 2012.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz )

Interfaith report: Poverty and injustice drive Nigeria’s sectarian violence

July 11, 2012

(A roadblock burns after a bombing at St. Finbarr's Catholic Church in the Rayfield suburb of the Nigerian city of Jos March 11, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer)

Factbox on recent Boko Haram strikes on Nigerian churches

June 17, 2012

(A victim of a bombing at Shalom Church awaits treatment in a hospital, in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer )

Nigeria church bombings kill 19, spark reprisal attacks on Muslims

June 17, 2012

(Onlookers gather near the bomb-damaged Shalom Church in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer)

Boko Haram “thanks God” after killing 12 in Nigeria church bombing

June 5, 2012

(People stand by the wreckage from a car bomb explosion at a church in Yelwa on the outskirts of the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi, June 3, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer)

Nigeria starts mediated talks with violent Islamist sect Boko Haram

March 16, 2012

(People watch as boy scouts carry the coffins of the victims of the Christmas day bombing at St Theresa Catholic Church Madalla, during a mass funeral for the victims, outside Nigeria's capital Abuja February 1, 2012. Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the bombing of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, on the outskirts of Abuja, which killed 37 people and wounded 57, the deadliest of a series of a attacks on Christmas Day in 2011. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)