It’s been three years since Boko Haram militants ambushed the small Nigerian town of Chibok in the middle of the night and abducted 276 schoolgirls before vanishing into the forest. Some of the girls managed to escape, while others were later freed. But the fate of nearly 200 still remains unknown.
More than two years after their abduction, 21 of the missing Chibok schoolgirls have been released by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, a government spokesman said Thursday. “The release of the girls, in a limited number is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram
Esther Yakubu holds two grainy photos of her bright-eyed daughter in her hands and begins to cry. “Maida, you’re my life,” she says through tears in her native Kibaku language, translated into English. “Maida, I want to see you.” Yakubu’s daughter was one of over 200 schoolgirls abducted by
The Chibok schoolgirl rescued from Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria this week was transported to the capital Abuja today, where she met privately with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian officials said. Nigerian troops along with a vigilante group found the young woman, who has been
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai today asked the people of the world to join her in demanding urgent action to free the more than 250 missing schoolgirls kidnapped by the terror group Boko Haram 10 months ago. "I will not forget my sisters," Malala wrote in a statement on the 300th day
Malala Yousafzai's father, Ziauddin, has written an open letter to the parents of the Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram, saying he and his daughter will not give up the fight. Malala and her father have become international advocates for education, after she survived a
Innocent civilians are said to be trapped as Boko Haram, the Islamist terror group, clashes with Nigerian forces near the major city of Maiduguri. According to activists and locals, gunmen attacked a nearby military base in the early morning hours on Sunday. They also targeted the nearby town of
Two years ago today, on Oct. 9, 2012, a masked gunman stepped onto a school bus in northwest Pakistan and shot Malala Yousafzai, then 15, in the head. The assassination attempt had been ordered by the Taliban because she had dared to speak out for the right of all girls to go to school. Malala, who
The most famous schoolgirl in the world, Malala Yousafzai, is bringing worldwide attention to the plight of the more than 250 young girls kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. Arriving in Abuja on her 17th birthday, Malala had a series of meetings Sunday with desperate parents and
Malala is in Nigeria as part of campaign to free hundreds of captive school girls.