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.

Abducted Chibok schoolgirls: a timeline

2017-05-07 07:43

Here is a timeline of events since the Boko Haram jihadist group abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in the remote town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria in 2014.

Nigerian govt 'not doing enough to negotiate release of 195 Chibok girls'

2017-04-04 17:09

Nigeria's government and military are not doing enough to ensure the release of 195 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls held by Boko Haram Islamic extremists for nearly three years, the Bring Back Our Girls group says.

German archaeologists kidnap: No ransom demanded yet

2017-02-23 16:01

Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted two German archaeologists in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna.


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

Freed 82 Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigeria's capital

2017-05-07 15:34

The 82 freed Chibok schoolgirls have arrived in Nigeria's capital to meet President Muhammadu Buhari, as anxious families awaited an official list of names and looked forward to reuniting three years after the mass abduction.

At least 82 Chibok girls released in Boko Haram prisoner swap: Nigeria

2017-05-07 07:25

At least 82 Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram have been freed in exchange for detained suspects with the extremist group, Nigeria's government has announced.

Nigerian kidnappers demand $200 000 for German hostages

2017-02-24 13:11

A worker at a Nigerian excavation site says kidnappers are demanding a ransom of $200 000 for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week from a remote northern village.

Search 'still on' for missing Chibok girls, says Nigerian army

2016-12-29 11:00

After the Nigerian army claimed victory over Boko Haram in the armed group's forest stronghold, a commander at the forefront of the battle says the search is still on for the missing Chibok girls.

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