boko haram kidnappings - updates

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Boko Haram releases 76 abducted schoolgirls

Mar 21, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Information Minister Lai Mohammed says 'the 76 are those who have been documented,' adding that the release of the abducted students 'is ongoing'

Nigeria rescues one Chibok schoolgirl near Cameroon border – army

Nov 05, 2016 - 7:26 PM

The government says it was hoping to secure the release of 83 other girls believed to be from Chibok being held by a different factions of Boko Haram

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May 19, 2016 - 12:48 PM

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Boko Haram kidnaps 16 women in Nigeria – police

Mar 25, 2016 - 10:37 AM

Human rights groups say fighters have kidnapped thousands of women and young girls including more than 200 schoolgirls nearly two years ago

BOKO HARAM. An image grab made on October 31, 2014 from a video obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau (C) delivering a speech. File photo by Boko Haram/AFP

Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off'

Nov 01, 2014 - 11:36 AM

The Islamist group s leader Abubakar Shekau also denied claims by Nigeria s government that it had agreed to a ceasefire and apparently ruled out future talks

NO CEASEFIRE. An image grab made on October 31, 2014 from a video obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau (C) delivering a speech. Photo by Boko Haram/AFP

Anxious wait for Nigeria girls after Boko Haram 'deal'

Oct 18, 2014 - 7:11 PM

We are really cautious because there have been many times that such optimism has been expressed but did not materialize one of the leaders of the BringBackOurGirls campaign said

Malala in Nigeria for abducted girls, meets escapees and parents

Jul 13, 2014 - 11:00 PM

She urges the Nigerian government to take seriously the plight of the girls who remain in the custody of Boko Haram Islamists

SYMBOL OF FREEDOM. Malala Yousafzai urged Nigerian authorities to ensure the safe release of the remaining girls being held hostage by Boko Haram Islamists

At least 20 young mothers abducted in NE Nigeria: sources

Jun 10, 2014 - 9:08 PM

The kidnappings are the latest in a spate in the area There is no immediate indication of where the women were taken and there had been no contact from the kidnappers

US general in Nigeria to aid search for schoolgirls

May 13, 2014 - 11:49 PM

General David Rodriguez head of US Africa Command is in Nigeria to discuss US assistance as well as overall cooperation

PROTEST. Protesters march in the Nigerian capital Abuja over the government's failure to rescue scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists, May 6, 2014. Ruth Mcdowall/EPA

Nigeria president requests extension to state of emergency

May 13, 2014 - 10:10 PM

Nigeria s president asks the country s parliament for a 6 month extension to the state of emergency in 3 states riven by violence

UN Security Council strongly condemns Nigeria kidnaps

May 10, 2014 - 7:22 AM

The council sends an envoy to Nigeria to help the authorities find the kidnapped girls

PROTEST. Nigerians protest over the government's failure to rescue the abducted Chibok school girls in Yola, Nigeria, 08 May 2014. Photo by EPA

Obama calls for united action against Boko Haram

May 07, 2014 - 7:51 AM

US President Barack Obama sends in help to track down 200 abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria

PROTEST. Protesters march in the Nigerian capital Abuja over the government's failure to rescue scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists, May 6, 2014. Ruth Mcdowall/EPA

Islamists abduct 'many' schoolgirls in Nigeria: official

Apr 16, 2014 - 1:13 AM

Heavily armed Islamist gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram kidnap a group of girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria s Borno state and torch the surrounding town