Nigerian army kills almost 400 bandits during land, air operation Jun 05, 2020 0 96 12345 Lagos Soldiers have killed almost 400 bandits during land and air offensives in northern Nigeria, the army said on Thursday.The criminals had attacked and killed civilians during raids on villages in the region, army spokesman Major General John Enenche said in a statement. The heavily armed gangs of bandits regularly raid villages to steal livestock and other goods, while indiscriminately killing whomever gets in their way and kidnapping residents, according to Enenche.President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military operation on May 28, after about a hundred gunmen raided several villages in Sokoto State and killed more than 60 people in a single night. (DPA) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Iran reports most new virus cases since outbreak began Jun 05, 2020 0 674 Head of Libya unity govt says ‘determined’ to control whole country Jun 05, 2020 0 682 Africa CDC tries to ramp up coronavirus tests as lockdowns ease Jun 05, 2020 0 856 Woman responsible for 42 Covid infections in Lebanon, says minister Beirut A Lebanese woman who recently returned from Saudi Arabia is responsible for infecting 42 people with Covid-19 in the village of Barja, south of Beirut, Health Minister Hamad Hassan said on Thursday. Hassan called .. Syrian ground defences confront Israeli airstrikes: State media Damascus Syrian ground defences confronted an Israeli air attack in the countryside of north-western Hama province, Syrian state media reported late Thursday. The state-run Syrian News Agency (SANA) said the Israeli .. Palestinians refuse tax money from Israel, accusing it of ‘blackmail’ DPA Tel Aviv/Ramallah The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority (PA) has refused to accept the 200-million-dollar monthly tax revenues collected by Israel, accusing it of “blackmail.” Its refusal to accept the money, .. Jordan says to lift ‘most’ coronavirus restrictions AFP Amman Jordan announced Thursday it will lift most restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, with mosques, restaurants and churches allowed to reopen. There will be “a period of general .. S African govt to appeal court judgement declaring lockdown rules ‘invalid’ AFP Johannesburg South Africa’s government on Thursday said it would appeal a court ruling that struck down a raft of coronavirus lockdown regulations. A provincial division of the High Court on Tuesday ruled in favour ..