ABUJA/LAGOS - Twenty-nine people were killed in a series of bomb blasts and attacks on churches in Nigeria on Christmas eve, officials said Saturday.

LAGOS - At least 23 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts that rocked Nigeria's restive Jos city on the Christmas eve, a local hospital official said Saturday.

NAIROBI/LAGOS - A series of bomb attacks on Christmas eve left at least seven people dead in Nigeria, a news report said Saturday.

LAGOS, Nigeria - Pirates kidnapped two foreign sailors from a tanker off the coast of Nigeria's restive and oil-rich southern delta, a naval spokesman said Sunday, suggesting the crew worked in the black market trade of stolen crude from the region.

LAGOS, Nigeria - Kidnappers released 15 school children Friday that they abducted from a bus on their way to school near Nigeria's oil-rich and restive southern delta, a brazen attack highlighting the growing insecurity in the West African nation, a police spokesman said.
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