The Nigerian president has ordered police and state leaders to investigate claims that government officials and soldiers raped and assaulted refugees fleeing the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
By Danielle Villasana
Boko Haram’s insurgency in northeastern Nigeria has claimed thousands of lives, but the millions of survivors must now contend with hunger.
By Larisa Epatko
Aisha (not her real name), 17, was living with her mother in Nigeria when Boko Haram took over the town.
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The girls’ release was the result of negotiations between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government, Nigeria said.
In our news wrap Tuesday, an American soldier died in Afghanistan -- the first U.S. combat death in the country since January. The soldier’s patrol in the Helmand province triggered a roadside bomb that also wounded another U.S. service member…
By Larisa Epatko
The Islamic militant group Boko Haram said in a video Sunday that it would free some of the more than 200 schoolgirls who were snatched in eastern Nigeria two years ago, in exchange for the release of its fighters.
By PBS NewsHour
While the Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram gained global infamy in 2014 for kidnapping nearly 300 female students in Nigeria, the group has also abducted 10,000 boys in the last three years. Wall Street Journal reporter Drew Hinshaw, who wrote…
By Dominique Bonessi
Nigerian soldiers found one of the missing 219 schools girls late Tuesday after Boko Haram militants kidnapped her and her classmates more than two years ago.
By Gretchen Frazee
The extremist group Boko Haram has sharply increased its use of children as suicide bombers over the past year, according to a UNICEF report released Tuesday.
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