Nigeria's leader meets Chibok girls, vows to free the rest

2016-10-20 06:00

Nigeria's president has vowed to "redouble" efforts to secure the release of nearly 200 schoolgirls who remain missing more than two years after being abducted by Boko Haram extremists.

Boko Haram overruns Nigerian military base in northeast

2016-10-19 16:51

Nigeria's army says Boko Haram Islamic insurgents have overrun a remote border military camp in the northeast, leaving 13 soldiers wounded and an unknown number missing

Doctor describes first sight of cousins kidnapped by Boko Haram

2016-10-18 12:06

A Nigerian doctor has reportedly described the moment when one of his cousins saw him at the official reunion ceremony for Chibok families in Abuja.

The families of the rescued 21 Chibok girls have been reunited with their daughters during a church service held in Abuja, Nigeria.

The families of the rescued 21 Chibok girls have been reunited with their daughters during a church service held in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Excited parents eager to see 21 girls freed from Boko Haram

2016-10-16 14:07

A group of Nigerian parents are waiting with excitement to be reunited with 21 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2½ years ago and freed in the first negotiated release organized by Nigeria's government and the Islamic extremist group

Reports: Chibok girls swapped for detainees, ransom or both?

2016-10-14 19:06

Conflicting reports have emerged about whether the first negotiated release of some Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2014 involved a ransom payment, a prisoner swap for Islamic extremist commanders, or both.

Chibok girls release was not prisoner swap, Nigeria says

2016-10-13 18:30

Nigeria's information minister says the release of 21 of the more than 200 Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram more than two years ago was not a prisoner swap.

Nigeria officer: 4 Boko Haram fighters swapped for Chibok girls

2016-10-13 15:03

A Nigerian military source says four detained Boko Haram leaders have been freed in exchange for the release of 21 of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago

Nigerians object as judges detained, suspected of corruption

2016-10-10 17:31

Activists are accusing Nigeria's government of intimidating and harassing the judiciary after several senior judges were detained in weekend sting operations.

Niger, Chad forces kill 126 extremists since July, army says

2016-10-03 19:25

Niger's army says joint operations with Chad's military have killed at least 126 Islamic extremists since July.


Boko Haram razes village near Chibok, locals say

2016-10-19 22:00

Boko Haram has burnt down a village neighbouring the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls two years ago, local residents say.

Chibok leader: Over 100 girls unwilling to leave Boko Haram

2016-10-18 16:07

Nigeria's government is negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction two and a half ago, but more than 100 others appear unwilling to leave their Boko Haram captors, a community leader says.

Boko Haram claims attack on soldiers in NE Nigeria

2016-10-18 10:58

Boko Haram has claimed it killed 20 soldiers in northeastern Nigeria, in violence marring the celebrations following the release of some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.

Boko Haram 'ready to negotiate release of 83 more Chibok girls'

2016-10-17 11:14

The Islamic State-allied faction of Boko Haram has reportedly expressed its willingness to negotiate the release of 83 more Chibok girls after freeing 21 of the more than 200 abductees last week.

Niger hunts kidnapped US aid worker

2016-10-16 10:02

Niger has launched an army operation to hunt down a kidnapped American aid worker, the west African country's interior minister says.

EXCLUSIVE: Boko Haram 'can be trusted if govt gives in to its demands'

2016-10-14 13:11

The Institute for Security Studies has said that the recent release of 21 Chibok girls by the militant group Boko Haram is "a great achievement" for the Nigerian government.

Timeline: Nigeria's kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls

2016-10-13 16:58

The abduction of almost 300 Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists more than two years ago shocked the world

BREAKING: Boko Haram releases 21 kidnapped Chibok girls

2016-10-13 11:38

At least 21 Chibok girls that were abducted by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group have reportedly been released.

Revenge against Nigeria's military leads some to Boko Haram

2016-10-03 22:00

The desire for revenge against Nigeria's heavy-handed military is a leading reason that people join the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group, according to a new study.

Family, friends recruit fighters to Boko Haram, new study reveals

2016-10-03 18:00

A new study has revealed that members of Nigeria's extremist group Boko Haram are most often recruited by friends and family, and not members of mosques and madrasas, as has been largely thought.

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