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.

Nigeria kidnappers free German

2014-10-30 15:46

Nigerian gunmen have freed a German citizen working for construction firm Julius Berger less than a week after they kidnapped him and killed another German citizen in a raid on their vehicles, the company says.

Kidnapped women 'used by Boko Haram on front line'

2014-10-27 07:36

Boko Haram has used kidnapped women and girls to the front lines of its insurgency, a report says, following a fresh abduction in Nigeria’s far northeast.

Nigerian schoolgirls face uncertainty if they are freed

2014-10-23 15:24

The Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists will face uncertainty if the extremists make good on an apparent pledge to free the teenagers they seized six months ago.

Doubt over release of Nigerian schoolgirls

2014-10-19 19:19

Nigeria's announcement of a ceasefire with Boko Haram and the expected release of over 200 pupils kidnapped six month ago, has been greeted by scepticism.

Woman found in Nigerian bush 'was not in schoolgirl group'

2014-10-14 08:52

A young woman found wandering in northeast Nigeria who police said was one of more than 200 missing schoolgirls was actually abducted three months earlier, a source says.

One of the girls abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria freed

2014-09-25 20:32

One of 200 girls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram rebels in the north-eastern Nigerian village of Chibok has been freed, police say.

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.


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.

Boko Haram kills 17, abducts 30 youths – report

2014-10-27 10:43

Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram has killed 17 people and abducted 30 young men and women in north-eastern Nigeria despite a ceasefire agreement with the government, a report says.

Thirty adolescents abducted in Nigeria

2014-10-26 18:55

Around 30 adolescents - some of them girls aged as young as 11 - have been abducted in northeast Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram rebels.

Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls

2014-10-23 09:16

A week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it says would include the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group, there is still no sign of the girls being freed.

Timeline: Nigerian schoolgirls held for 6 months

2014-10-14 13:03

It is six months after 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in north-eastern Nigeria by the Islamist group Boko Haram. Read the timeline of events.

Protesters mark 6 months since Nigerian schoolgirls' kidnap

2014-10-14 06:01

Protesters calling for the release of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants will mark the six-month anniversary of their abduction with a march on the presidency.

Nigeria still working to free abducted girls – Jonathan

2014-09-25 09:59

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the UN General Assembly that authorities are still working to free at least 200 girls abducted from a school by Boko Haram militants in April.

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

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.

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