Nigerian schoolgirls - updates

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Nigeria marks first anniversary of Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings

Apr 14, 2015 - 3:18 PM

The commemoration and renewed calls for their release came as Amnesty International said the Islamists had kidnapped at least 2 000 women and girls since the beginning of last year

BRING THEM BACK NOW. Nigerians walk along Ahmadu Bello Way in protest to bring attention to the one year anniversary of the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian school girls in Chibok, Abuja, Nigeria, 13 April 2015. Stringer/EPA

World must do more to free Nigerian schoolgirl hostages – Malala

Apr 14, 2015 - 8:35 AM

I look forward to the day I can hug each one of you pray with you and celebrate your freedom with your families Until then stay strong and never lose hope You are my heroes the Nobel peace laureate says

BRING THEM BACK NOW. Nigerians walk along Ahmadu Bello Way in protest to bring attention to the one year anniversary of the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian school girls in Chibok, Abuja, Nigeria, 13 April 2015. Stringer/EPA

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

Nigerian police claim release of one kidnapped schoolgirl

Sep 25, 2014 - 11:25 PM

An elder from Chibok however says that the name of the released girl is not among the 219 missing schoolgirls

RESCUE WANTED. Protesters march over the government's failure to rescue scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists, in Abuja, Nigeria, April 30, 2014. File photo by Deji Yake/EPA

Former Nigerian leader doubtful over kidnapped girls' return

Jun 14, 2014 - 9:35 AM

If you get all of them back I will consider it a near miracle Nigeria s former president Olusegun Obasanjo says in an interview

Nigerian schoolgirls 'a heinous example of sexual violence'

Jun 13, 2014 - 10:14 AM

British Foreign Secretary William Hague refused to give a running commentary on the search He says a great deal of work continues with multi national support

PROTEST. Nigerian staff of Kaduna Polytechnic protest over the abducted Chibok school girls in Kaduna, Nigeria, 02 June 2014. Photo by EPA

Intensified search for kidnapped Nigerian girls – AU

Jun 07, 2014 - 10:31 AM

According to the African Union some of the intensified efforts cannot come into the public but these efforts are there and we are hoping that these girls can be recovered very soon

PROTEST. Nigerian staff of Kaduna Polytechnic protest over the abducted Chibok school girls in Kaduna, Nigeria, 02 June 2014. Photo by EPA

Top Nigerian Islamic cleric calls for unity against Boko Haram

May 25, 2014 - 9:12 PM

Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa ad Abubakar II has come under pressure to speak out against Boko Haram who have killed thousands in their quest for an Islamic state in the north of the country

US flying 'manned' missions to find Nigerian girls

May 13, 2014 - 8:58 AM

The flights are part of a global effort to rescue the kidnaped schoolgirls from the Boko Haram group

Nigeria rejects Boko Haram prisoner swap for hostage schoolgirls

May 12, 2014 - 9:16 PM

The footage shows about 130 girls in black and grey full length hijabs sitting on scrubland near trees reciting the first chapter of the Koran and holding their palms upwards in prayer

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