Four kidnapped priests rescued in Nigeria: police

2018-11-14 16:28

Four Roman Catholic priests who were kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria last week have been rescued, police have said .

Nigeria: Chibok girls kidnapper jailed for 20 years

2018-07-13 06:21

A second man has been jailed for his part in the mass kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, more than four years ago, the government says.

Nigeria marks four-year anniversary of Chibok kidnap

2018-04-14 10:05

Nigeria is marking four years since Boko Haram abducted more than 200 schoolgirls from the remote town of Chibok, with renewed calls for their release and that of thousands of others seized in the bloody conflict.

Boko Haram video: 'By the grace of Allah, we won't return,' abducted Chibok girls say

2018-01-15 15:31

Islamist militants Boko Haram has released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014.

Gunmen kidnap 19 from bus near Nigeria oil hub

2017-09-08 13:30

Gunmen have kidnapped 19 bus passengers near Nigeria's southern oil hub, Port Harcourt, police say, in the latest of a series of abductions in recent weeks.

Five-woman gang 'abducts, sells' boy, 3, for $2 000

2017-06-20 11:29

Police in Nigeria have reportedly arrested at least five women suspected of abducting and selling a 3-year-old boy for less than $2000.

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls to meet families after 3 years

2017-05-20 20:00

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity are reuniting with their families for the first time, officials say.

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

2017-05-11 22:01

A Nigerian minister says the government is negotiating "seriously" for the release of the more than 110 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls still held by Boko Haram extremists.

Parents of Chibok schoolgirls face wait to be reunited

2017-05-10 17:59

Eighty-two Nigerian schoolgirls who were released from Boko Haram captivity after more than three years face a wait to be reunited with their families, a town elder says.

Nigeria identifies 82 freed Chibok girls; parents await word

2017-05-09 18:44

Nigerian newspapers have published the names of 82 Chibok schoolgirls set free three years after being kidnapped by Islamic extremists, but they remained behind closed doors and their parents awaited word on whether they could see them


Gunmen abduct four Catholic priests in Nigeria: state official

2018-11-08 05:46

Gunmen have abducted four Catholic priests in southern Nigeria, a local state official says.

German kidnapped in northern Nigeria: police

2018-04-16 16:53

Armed men have kidnapped a German national working for a construction firm in northern Nigeria in an attack that also killed a police officer, police say.

Tillerson vows US 'full support' for Nigeria in jihadism fight

2018-03-12 19:15

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has slammed last month's mass abduction of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria and promised Washington's "full support" in the country's fight against Boko Haram jihadists.

Six kidnapped cargo crewmen freed in southern Nigeria

2017-11-13 10:02

Six members of a cargo ship kidnapped last month off the coast of Nigeria's Port Harcourt have been freed, their German employer says.

Gunmen kidnap at least 10 on Nigeria oil exploration mission

2017-07-26 12:00

Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped at least 10 members of an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria, colleagues and the state-run oil firm says.

Nigeria's Chibok girls begin rehabilitation in capital

2017-05-31 08:37

Nigerian officials say the 82 young women released by Boko Haram extremists this month are set to begin a special rehabilitation programme in the capital Abuja.

Nigeria says freed girl not one of Chibok abductees

2017-05-18 15:00

Nigeria's government has retracted its announcement that another Chibok girl is free, saying she is not one of the 219 whose kidnapping three years ago caused global outrage.

Chibok girls to reunite with parents 'next week':Nigerian govt

2017-05-11 19:08

Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls who were released after being held for more than three years by Boko Haram will be reunited with their parents next week, according to Nigeria's minister for women.

Chibok girl refused to be part of release deal: Nigeria

2017-05-09 19:31

A schoolgirl who was among more than 200 kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 refused to be part of a release deal because she is now married to a militant fighter, Nigeria's government says.

UN welcomes Chibok girls' release, urges all be freed

2017-05-09 14:41

The United Nations has welcomed the release of 82 Nigerian schoolgirls in a prisoner swap after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity and urged others to be freed.

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