When more than 200 teenage girls were abducted last month from their boarding school in Nigeria, Angelina Atyam knew firsthand the anguish the parents were feeling.
Islamic militants attacked a town in northeastern Nigeria, killing hundreds, an official said Wednesday, while police offered a $300,000 reward for information leading to the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Islamist militants have reportedly abducted more girls in Nigeria’s northeast, in addition to the some 270 schoolgirls kidnapped last month. Men went door-to-door, taking girls ages 12 to 15, said witnesses and police. Also, the…
By Joshua Barajas
Islamist extremists known as Boko Haram have kidnapped eight girls, aged 12 to 15, from a village in northeastern Nigeria, local police said Tuesday. The group’s raid of the village comes a day after they claimed responsibility for the abduction…
The abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria has provoked strong feelings of distrust and anxiety about the disorganization and vulnerability of the government. Jeffrey Brown talks to Carl LeVan of American University and Mojubaolu Okome of…
Hundreds of protesters in Lagos, Nigeria, demanded its government ramp-up the search for the more than 250 girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school and are still missing. Nigeria’s first lady has accused protest leaders of fabricating the crisis.
By Justin Scuiletti
A new video, obtained by Agence France-Presse, showed Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau standing alongside masked individuals in front of armored vehicles, threatening to sell the abductees.
In Nigeria, one of Africa’s most prosperous nations, a wave of violence has cast a shadow over plans for an upcoming world economic forum. A bomb blast Thursday killed 19 people in the capital and more than 275 schoolgirls abducted…
By PBS NewsHour
By Larisa Epatko
A week ago, Islamic militants known as Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls from a school in northeastern Nigeria. Dozens were able to escape into the night and return home, but many more remain captured.
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