Sources: Al Jazeera
Sources: Al Jazeera
One person is killed and four others injured in a mass shooting at an Allina Health clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota. A 67-year-old man is arrested, and the clinic is believed to have been intentionally targeted.
A mass shooting in Kogi State, Nigeria leaves 14 people dead and another six injured. Thirteen of the fatalities were member of the same family. Police said that a long-standing row over land rights is suspected to be the motive behind the attack.
66 people were killed by gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna State including 34 victims being either women or children. The attack happened one day before the scheduled election before it was delayed another week.
Naomi Mutah Nyadar, the leader of the One Million Women protest in Nigeria over failure to act on the kidnapping of 203 schoolgirls by terrorist group Boko Haram, is reportedly detained on the orders of First Lady of Nigeria Patience Jonathan.
The President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan declares a state of emergency in the states of Borno, Yobe, Niger and Plateau due to violence by the Islamist sect Boko Haram. [http:--www.abc.net.au-news-2012-01-01-nigeria-declares-state-of-emergency-3753958 (AFP via ABC News Australia)]Clashes in Ebonyi State in eastern Nigeria kill at least fifty people. [http:--old.news.yahoo.com-s-nm-20111231-wl_nm-us_nigeria_clashes (Reuters via Yahoo! News)]date=August 2019 Nigeria shuts borders with the countries Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. [http:--www.thenationonlineng.net-2011-index.php-news-update-31740-jonathan-declares-state-of-emergency-in-borno-yobe-plateau-and-niger-states.html (The Nation)][https:--web.archive.org-web-20120107132718-http:--www.sunnewsonline.com-webpages-news-national-2012-jan-01-national-01-01-2012-001.html (The Sun)]Clashes in Ebonyi State in eastern Nigeria kill at least fifty people. [http:--old.news.yahoo.com-s-nm-20111231-wl_nm-us_nigeria_clashes (Reuters via Yahoo! News)]date=August 2019
Nigerian authorities relax a 24 hour curfew put in place in Jos due to recent religious violence. [http:--af.reuters.com-article-topNews-idAFJOE60K06A20100121 (Reuters Africa)] [http:--www.afriquejet.com-news-africa-news-curfew-relaxed-in-nigerian-city-after-violence-2010012142539.html (Afrique en ligne)]date=August 2019