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5 years after Boko Haram kidnap, 112 Chibok girls still missing

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Relatives of the kidnapped Chibok girls remain hopeful their children would come home someday. But the world is losing interest

STILL MISSING. Musa Maina holds a picture of her kidnapped daughter, Hauwa, on April 12, 2019 in Chibok. Photo by Audu Ali Marte/AFP

Vigils, marches, prayers for 4th anniversary of Chibok kidnap

Apr 14, 2018 - 8:59 PM

Four years on, 112 girls are still being held by the Boko Haram

PRAYER. Members fo the 'Bring Back Our Girls' movement holds torchlight as they pray for the release of the remaining 112 out of 219 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls ahead of the 4th anniversary of their snatching during a vigil in Lagos on April 13, 2018. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Chibok girls' kidnapper jailed for 15 years

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The conviction is the first in relation to the kidnapping, which triggered global outrage and sparked a worldwide campaign for the girls' release

Abducted Chibok girls say 'we won't return' – Boko Haram video

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:58 PM

The 20-minute-long video is the first since May last year, when another woman who also claimed to be among the 219 seized from the town in Borno state said she wanted to stay

CHIBOK GIRLS. In this video grab made on January 15, 2018 from a video released the same day by Islamist militants group Boko Haram shows at least 14 of the schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014. Photo by Boko Haram/AFP

Another kidnapped Chibok girl free in Nigeria

May 18, 2017 - 8:18 AM

The girl s escape announced by the Nigerian government means 107 of the 219 schoolgirls held by the jihadists since April 2014 are now free

CHIBOK ABDUCTION. This screengrab taken from a video on May 12, 2014 shows girls wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released the video claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls. Photo from AFP

Chibok girl refused to be part of release deal – Nigeria

May 09, 2017 - 10:30 PM

UPDATED Presidency spokesman Garba Shehu: One said No I have a husband I m happy where I am And then 82 came back

Father of Chibok girls, 3 years on: 'I lost my peace'

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Three years after Boko Haram abducted 276 girls many grief stricken families still wait for their children to return

STILL WAITING. The Mark family at home. Three years ago, two girls from the family were among the 276 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram armed group Photo by Chika Oduah/Al Jazeera

Nigeria marks 3 years since mass schoolgirl kidnap

Apr 14, 2017 - 10:01 PM

The Bring Back Our Girls movement has been urging President Muhammadu Buhari to ramp up efforts to free the 195 Chibok schoolgirls still believed held by Boko Haram

CHIBOK ABDUCTION. This screengrab taken from a video on May 12, 2014 shows girls wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released the video claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls. Photo from AFP

Nigeria marks 1,000 days since kidnap of Chibok girls

Jan 09, 2017 - 1:00 AM

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says his government is committed to finding the remaining 195 schoolgirls who were abducted almost 3 years ago

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 12, 2014 is screengrab taken from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing.   The Nigerian army on January 5, 2017 said another Chibok schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists almost three years ago had been rescued along with her six-month-old baby.Rakiya Abubakar was one of over 200 schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014, army spokesman Sani Usman said in a statement.  / AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Boko Haram frees 21 Chibok girls, raising hope for others

Oct 13, 2016 - 7:32 PM

3rd UPDATE The Nigerian government denies that the girls were exchanged for Boko Haram prisoners saying this is not a swap

One of the 21 freed Chibok girls cries while holding her baby as Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo looks on at his office in Abuja on October 13, 2016.  Jihadist group Boko Haram has freed 21 of the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped more than two years ago, raising hopes for the release of the others, officials said Thursday. Local sources said their release was part of a prisoner swap with the Nigerian government, but the authorities denied doing a deal with Boko Haram.  / AFP PHOTO / PHILIP OJISUA

Nigerian journalist wanted over Chibok girls

Aug 15, 2016 - 8:15 PM

The announcement comes a day after Boko Haram released a new video purportedly showing some of the more than 200 girls who were seized by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria in April 2014

2nd Chibok girl found as Nigerian president meets 1st rescued student

May 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Boko Haram has used kidnapping as a weapon of war in the conflict which has killed at least 20 000 people forced 2 6 million from their homes and devastated the northeast since 2009

epa05317321 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (2-R) meets with rescued girl Amina Ali Nkeki and baby (L) with Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State (C) at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria, 19 May 2016. Amina Ali Nkeki was found in the Sambisa Forest near the border of Cameroon. Nigerian Military found her carrying a baby and with a suspected member of the Boko Haram Islamist group. 218 girls remain missing after their abduction from Chibok secondary school in north-east Nigeria in 2014. EPA/STRINGER

Rescued Chibok schoolgirl to meet Nigeria's Buhari – governor

May 19, 2016 - 5:56 PM

The teenager is reported as telling family and community leaders most of the abducted girls still being held were in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno but that six had died

AMINA ALI. A handout picture made available by the Nigerian Military on May 19, 2016 shows Amina Ali Nkeki (R), one of the missing Chibok schoolgirls, receiving medical attention before meeting the Borno State Governor Kashim Shetima (2-R) at Government house, in Maiduguri, Nigeria, May 18, 2016. Photo by Nigerian Military/EPA

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Nigeria leader pledges to rescue kidnapped Chibok girls

Sep 29, 2015 - 9:25 AM

Boko Haram fighters storm a school in the remote northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok on April 14 2014 seizing 276 girls who were preparing for end of year exams in an abduction that shocked the world

BUHARI. President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria delivers his speech during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 28 September 2015. Photo by Matt Campbell/EPA

Families of kidnapped Nigerian girls shocked at marriage claims

Nov 01, 2014 - 7:16 PM

It the claim about marriage is shocking to us although we know that Boko Haram is not a reliable group says the head of the Chibok Elders Forum

A temporary exhibition is displayed on the Place de la Republique to support the movement Bring Back Our Girls in Paris, France (28 July 2014). Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

Michelle Obama calls Nigeria girls abductions 'unconscionable act'

May 11, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Following a tweet supporting the BringBackOurGirls campaign publicly denounces the kidnapping of Chibok girls