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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's Buhari meets parents of kidnapped schoolgirls

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:28 AM

The jihadists are still holding 112 students they abducted from Chibok, which sparked a global campaign for their release. The Dapchi kidnapping has been given less attention.

#BRINGBACKOURGIRLS. Parents go through list of 110 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram from Government Girls Technical College at Dapchi town in northern Nigerian on February 28, 2018. Photo by Aminu Abubakar/AFP

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

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

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

New Boko Haram video 'shows Chibok girls'

Aug 14, 2016 - 6:24 PM

UPDATED The 11 minute video shows girls with veils sitting on the ground and standing in the background

Japan schoolgirl swimmer set to melt hearts in Rio Olympics

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Rikako Ikee won legions of admirers for sobbing uncontrollably at the national trials lifting Japanese fans after swim king Kosuke Kitajima had failed to qualify

ON TO RIO. Rikako Ikee of Japan, seen here after winning the women's 50m butterfly final during the FINA Swimming World Cup 2015, will swim the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle along with the 100m butterfly and all 3 relays in Brazil. EPA/KIYOSHI OTA

14-year-old raped by 14 men was top student

May 02, 2016 - 4:14 PM

Yuyun who is believed to have been raped by 14 boys and young men was 3rd in her class

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

Boko Haram seizes Chibok, hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls

Nov 14, 2014 - 10:59 PM

More than six months ago 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped in the town of Chibok in Borno state

BOKO HARAM. A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (C). File photo by AFP/BOKO HARAM

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

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

Villagers bury dead nearly a week after Boko Haram attack

Jun 09, 2014 - 10:55 PM

Hundreds of people are feared dead in the attack in the Gwoza district of Borno with some community leaders putting the death toll as high as 400 to 500

BOKO HARAM. Nigerian members of the Nigerian Union of Teachers protest over the government's failure to rescue the abducted Chibok school girls in Nigeria in May 2014. None of the girls have been found to date. File photo from EPA/STR

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

Boko Haram attacks kill more than 50 in Nigeria

May 22, 2014 - 7:44 AM

Local residents in the affected villages claim that Nigerian troops had not responded to the attacks

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Nigeria and neighbors 'declare war' on Boko Haram over abducted girls

May 18, 2014 - 12:31 AM

When more than 200 young girls are being held in barbaric conditions with the prospect of being sold into slavery there are no questions to be asked only actions to be taken

BRING BACK OUR GIRLS. Former French first lady Valerie Trierweiler (C) demonstrates on the Human Rights Square of the Trocadero with several people asking for the release of the Nigerian kidnapped girls by Boko Haram, in Paris, France, 17 May 2014. The demonstration takes place to coincide with the Paris Summit for Security in Nigeria. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

Nigeria and neighbors to join forces over abducted girls

May 17, 2014 - 10:20 AM

The international community has been mobilized over the plight of the girls Among the resources already put at Nigeria s disposal have been US drones and surveillance aircraft

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

Missing Nigerian schoolgirls stir international effort

May 12, 2014 - 12:16 PM

Israel and a number of African countries join the bid to find the 223 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram

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

No US troops to aid search for Nigeria schoolgirls: Hagel

May 12, 2014 - 12:25 AM

US defense chief Chuck Hagel was far from upbeat about chances of finding the girls

Nigeria's Boko Haram kidnaps more girls as outrage grows

May 07, 2014 - 1:10 AM

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped 8 more girls from Nigeria s embattled northeast

Nigeria arrests woman protesting for schoolgirls' release: activist

May 05, 2014 - 10:25 PM

The detained woman Naomi Mutah was part of a group who met with Nigeria s First Lady late Sunday to discuss the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls

Boko Haram claims Nigeria schoolgirls abduction in new video

May 05, 2014 - 9:51 PM

Isalimst group Boko Haram releases a 57 minute video in which their leader says that Western education should end and that girls should get married

Nigeria president vows to free abducted girls

May 05, 2014 - 10:49 AM

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan faces mounting pressure in the weeks since the abduction of the 223 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. Deji Yake/EPA

Nigeria leader orders push to free abducted girls

May 04, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Anger at the government s response at the abduction of 223 schoolgirls has fueled protests at home and abroad

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Nigeria protesters demand rescue of kidnapped girls

Apr 30, 2014 - 9:09 PM

If this happened anywhere else in the world more than 200 girls kidnapped the country would be brought to a standstill says the protest organizer

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala 'very ill' but able to stand

Oct 20, 2012 - 9:17 AM

Malala Yousafzai the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban has stood up with help for the first time but remains seriously ill doctors treating her at a British hospital say