Nigeria leader pledges to rescue kidnapped Chibok girls

2015-09-29 08:25

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has promised the UN to rescue the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters in 2014 and to defeat the Islamist militia.

Nigeria marks 500 days since Boko Haram schoolgirl abductions

2015-08-27 09:12

Relatives of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram are set to mark 500 days since the abductions, with hope dwindling for their rescue despite a renewed push to end the insurgency.

Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrested

2015-07-01 07:42

Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram’s mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the north-eastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria’s defence ministry says.

2 Lebanese men abducted in Nigeria's oil delta

2015-06-25 11:48

Gunmen in two speed boats have abducted two Lebanese citizens and killed two policemen in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta, police say.

Tests, counselling for traumatised ex-Boko Haram hostages

2015-05-04 19:55

Many of the women and girls rescued from Boko Haram are traumatised and showing signs of depression, with psychological counselling urgently needed as they recover in camps in northeast Nigeria, officials say.

Nigerian army: 234 girls, women freed from extremists

2015-05-02 09:14

Nigeria’s military has rescued 234 more girls and women from a Boko Haram forest stronghold in the country’s northeast, an announcement on social media says.

Nigerian army focus on area abducted girls believed held

2015-04-16 07:45

Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram are focusing on a north-eastern forest where officials believe more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago are being held, a spokesperson says.

Nigeria's new president pledges effort to free girls

2015-04-14 22:20

Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to make every effort to free more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants a year ago.

Buhari 'can't promise' kidnapped girls will be found

2015-04-14 13:27

Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned that he could not make promises on the return of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haran exactly a year ago.

Nigerian army recaptures Chibok, abducted girls' hometown

2014-11-16 16:40

The Nigerian army says it has recaptured and "secured" the northeastern town of Chibok, where Islamic militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in April.


Gunmen kidnap journalist in Nigerian oil city - police

2015-08-31 13:14

Gunmen in Nigeria's southern oil city Port Harcourt have kidnapped a senior journalist working for a private national newspaper, police say.

Buhari meets campaigners for girls abducted by Boko Haram

2015-07-09 07:50

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has held his first meeting with campaigners calling for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants in the north-eastern town of Chibok last year.

Argentinean kidnapped in Nigeria freed - police

2015-06-29 15:52

An Argentinean who was kidnapped by gunmen near a farm where he was working in Nigeria’s Niger state has been released, a police spokesperson says.

100s saved from Boko Haram now in military custody

2015-05-21 09:13

All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some are aiding the Islamic extremists.

Boko Haram will not be defeated militarily - academic

2015-05-04 13:16

A call has been made in the US for a more citizen-centred approach to root out Boko Haram in Nigeria, as almost 300 women and children were freed by the extremist group.

Army evacuating girls, women freed from Boko Haram

2015-04-29 14:31

Nigeria’s military says it is moving 200 girls and 93 women from a north-eastern forest where they were rescued from Boko Haram extremists.

Nigeria's new president pledges effort to free girls

2015-04-15 09:05

Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to make every effort to free more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants a year ago.

Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls have nowhere to go

2015-04-14 19:38

For the last 12 months, campaigners have been calling for the immediate release of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants.

No news on over 200 abducted girls – Nigerian army

2015-03-18 09:49

The Nigerian military, battling insurgency in the northeast, has had no news of more than 200 girls abducted 11 months ago by Boko Haram Islamists, the army chief says.

Boko Haram says schoolgirls married

2014-11-01 12:08

Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria have converted to Islam and have been married.

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