ARTICLES RELATING TO NIGERIA KIDNAPPINGS

Jonathan orders removal of #BringBackGoodluck posters

2014-09-10 17:04

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the removal of signs and banners that mimic the social media campaign to release more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, his spokesperson says.

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

2014-07-22 11:48

At least 11 parents of the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have died from stress and attacks, as their hometown, Chibok, continues to be under siege from Boko Haram militants, residents say.

Malala pledges to help free Nigerian girls

2014-07-14 13:01

Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai has pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to free a group of schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants.

Malala in Nigeria for abducted girls

2014-07-13 21:04

Pakistani schoogirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, has held meetings with the parents of some of the girls kidnapped in Nigeria.

Gunmen torch churches, kill scores in Nigeria

2014-06-29 17:06

Witnesses say suspected Islamic extremists have sprayed gunfire at worshippers and torched four churches in a village just miles from the town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped.

Nigerian probes possible mass kidnapping

2014-06-24 16:46

Nigerian security forces are investigating a possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno where Boko Haram Islamist militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls two months ago.

Activists to step up pressure for Nigeria girls

2014-06-15 09:37

Supporters of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists two months ago have vowed to scale up the pressure on the Nigerian government to rescue them.

Boko Haram: UK pledges new aid to Nigeria

2014-06-13 09:33

Britain’s foreign secretary William Hague has reportedly announced a new package of assistance to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram.

UN official: Nigerian girls face rape danger

2014-06-07 19:00

The more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who remain captives of Boko Haram militants "definitely" face the danger of being raped, a UN special representative says.

Nigeria: Mothers weep in agony for lost daughters

2014-06-06 08:44

Nigerian mothers have wept in agony as they recounted the pain of separation from their daughters who were kidnapped nearly two months ago by Boko Haram militants.

Mom of kidnapped schoolgirl says feels like dying

2014-06-05 09:08

A distressed mother of one of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls has expressed her anguish, saying her suffering is intense and called on the government to do more to rescue the girls.

Nigerian 'professional' kidnapper held as he flees to SA

2014-06-03 13:59

A "professional" Nigerian kidnapper has reportedly been arrested after boarding a plane to South Africa in an attempt to flee his criminal past.

Nigeria: Has Boko Haram won the upper hand?

2014-06-03 09:40

The violent killings have not stopped. After yet another bloody weekend, Nigerians bury more than 100 dead. President Goodluck Jonathan seems helpless in the face of Boko Haram.

'Bring Back Our Girls' protests banned in Nigeria's capital

2014-06-03 05:00

Protests by supporters of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been banned in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, police say.

Kidnappings: Video mocks Nigeria leader

2014-05-30 15:17

A video has emerged in which Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is mocked for his slow reaction to the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls. Watch the video...

Nigerian rally over kidnapped girls disrupted

2014-05-29 13:07

Hundreds of Nigerian government supporters have reportedly disrupted a rally calling on the country’s leadership to rescue more than 200 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants last month.

Jonathan pledges 'total war' against Boko Haram

2014-05-29 10:57

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says he has ordered "a full-scale operation to put an end to the impunity of terrorists on our soil".

4 girls escape Boko Haram, 219 still missing

2014-05-29 07:26

Four more girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants last month have escaped their captors, leaving 219 still missing.

Listen to Boko Haram's demands, Jonathan told

2014-05-28 10:19

An official in Nigeria’s Chibok village where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents, has reportedly called on government to listen to the group’s demand.

Scepticism over Nigeria's claims it knows where kidnapped girls are

2014-05-27 22:44

US and European officials have voiced scepticism over Nigeria's claims it knows where over 200 kidnapped schoolgirls are.

Nigeria's Obasanjo holds talks to free schoolgirls

2014-05-27 16:12

Nigeria's ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has met with people close to Boko Haram in an attempt to broker the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, a source close to the talks says.

Nigeria army: We won’t use force to rescue girls

2014-05-27 08:02

Nigerian defence chief says military has located abducted girls but can't go in with force to free them as any raid to rescue them would be fraught with danger.

Nigeria military says knows where girls are, rules out force

2014-05-26 22:15

Nigeria's military knows where the more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram are, but has ruled out using force to rescue them, the state news agency reports.

Campaign for Nigerian girls at Zuma's inauguration

2014-05-24 18:28

A non-governmental organisation has handed out pamphlets at President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration, calling for the release of over 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls.

UN imposes sanctions on Nigeria’s Boko Haram

2014-05-23 08:53

The UN has blacklisted and imposed sanctions on Boko Haram as an al-Qaeda-linked terror group, a month after it claimed the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls.

 

Boko Haram abduct dozens of boys in Nigeria

2014-08-15 13:24

Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, leading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses say.

Kidnappings: Jonathan blasts activists

2014-07-16 07:40

Nigeria's leader Goodluck Jonathan has accused activists of playing politics, saying they cancelled a meeting between him and family members of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Boko Haram demands fighters swap for girls

2014-07-14 11:38

A new video shows the leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram crowning over the recent victories including two explosions at a fuel depot in Lagos that the government tried to cover up.

Nigerian kidnapped girls 'in good health, well fed'

2014-07-08 11:40

An audio report has emerged where a member of Nigerian militants Boko Haram says the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the group in April are in "good health" and are "well fed".

Girls as young as 3 abducted in Nigeria

2014-06-25 09:11

The latest Nigerian kidnappings have seen girls as young at three being abducted by suspected Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast, a report says.

At least 91 kidnapped from Nigerian villages

2014-06-24 11:28

Witnesses say Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women from villages in northeast Nigeria. Thirty-one boys have also abducted from the same area.

Some of Nigeria's kidnapped girls 'may never return'

2014-06-13 14:03

Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo has told media some of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram may never return, saying government has taken too long to respond to the mass abduction.

Kidnappings: 20 Nigerian women remain missing

2014-06-10 10:58

At least 20 Nigerian young women remain missing after they were abducted by gunmen near Chibok where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists nearly two months ago.

Nigerian army voices security fears over newspapers

2014-06-06 14:53

Nigeria’s military says it has begun searching vehicles carrying newspapers and newsprint because of security concerns, denying the move is an effort to muzzle media critics.

Boko Haram slaughters hundreds in Nigeria

2014-06-05 13:34
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Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers have slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in north-eastern Nigeria despite villagers' pleas to military for help, witnesses say.

Nigerian cops retract ban on schoolgirls protests

2014-06-04 07:41

Nigerian police say protesters are free to march in the capital Abuja, after an uproar over comments by the police commissioner in which he appeared to ban demonstrations over more than 200 missing girls.

10 generals guilty of aiding Boko Haram - report

2014-06-03 13:07

At least 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers have been found guilty in courts-martial of providing arms and information to Boko Haram extremists, a report says.

Protests: Nigeria activists challenge 'illegal' ban

2014-06-03 07:39

Activists have vowed to challenge the "illegal" move by Nigerian police to ban protests in the capital Abuja by supporters of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants.

Boko Haram attack villages in Nigeria

2014-06-01 11:00

A series of suspected Boko Haram attacks in four villages in Nigeria's restive northeast have killed several people, say residents, in the latest violence blamed on the Islamist insurgents.

Activist confirms Obasanjo held talks on missing girls

2014-05-29 11:42

A Nigerian activist has confirmed that ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo hosted talks aimed at brokering the release of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram.

Nigeria revises downward number of missing girls

2014-05-29 08:27

Authorities in northeast Nigeria have revised downward by four the number of schoolgirls held captive by Boko Haram, denying media reports that the hostages had escaped from the Islamists in recent days.

Boko Haram threat: Time running out for Nigeria

2014-05-28 14:59

Nigeria faces a race against time to tackle its worsening security situation, which has spread in scale and scope affecting all walks of life, an influential governor says.

'Nigeria’s continental power has diminished'

2014-05-28 07:43

Nigerian former president Olusegun Obasanjo has voiced concern about Nigeria’s acceptance of foreign military personal to help rescue more than 200 girls abducted by Islamist militants last month.

US can't corroborate Nigerian schoolgirls claim

2014-05-27 21:48

The US says it doesn't have independent information to confirm Nigeria's claim to know the whereabouts of more than 200 kidnapped girls.

Impasse in rescue of Nigerian kidnapped girls

2014-05-27 14:32

Apparent disagreement has emerged between Nigeria’s military chiefs and the president over how to rescue nearly more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants.

Glimmer of hope for missing Nigerian girls' families

2014-05-26 22:28

Nigeria's highest ranking military officer has given a glimmer of hope to the families of more than 200 schoolgirls held by Boko Haram militants, revealing they had located the missing teenagers.

Nigeria knows where missing girls are - report

2014-05-26 21:50

Nigeria's highest ranking military officer, Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh, says they have located the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants.

Nigerian kidnappings: Clinton speaks out

2014-05-23 09:56

Former president Bill Clinton has called on people across the world to speak out against the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls.

Kerry: US alone in helping Nigeria find kidnapped girls

2014-05-23 07:49

The US is alone in helping Nigeria locate more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamists, Secretary of State John Kerry says, despite help on the ground by UK, France and Israel.

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