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July 21, 2021, 1:15 PM

Gunmen release 100 kidnapped victims in northwest Nigeria

Gunmen in northwest Nigeria have released 100 kidnapped victims, many of them nursing mothers and children, who had been held captive for about six weeks
July 21, 2021, 1:15 PM
July 9, 2021, 1:39 PM

Nigerians call for international help on student abductions

Parents of the most recent group of students abducted in northern Nigeria are calling for international pressure on the government to help stop a series of kidnappings since December that have seized nearly 1,000 students
July 9, 2021, 1:39 PM
3 months ago

Thousands flee attacks in Nigeria, clashes continue, says UN

U.N. agencies say tens of thousands of Nigerians are fleeing in the wake of deadly attacks by armed groups and their continuing clashes with national armed forces in the troubled northeastern Borno state
3 months ago
4 months ago

Gunmen free nearly 2,000 inmates in attack on Nigerian prison

Almost 2,000 inmates have escaped from a prison in southeastern Nigeria after heavily armed gunmen attacked the facility, authorities said.
4 months ago
Gunmen free nearly 2,000 inmates in attack on Nigerian prison
4 months ago

3 teachers abducted in latest Nigeria school kidnapping

Authorities in northwestern Nigeria say three teachers have been abducted in the latest attack on a school
4 months ago
5 months ago

Gunmen abduct 39 students from school in northwest Nigeria

Authorities say gunmen have attacked a school in northwestern Nigeria and kidnapped 39 students just weeks after a similar attack in the region blamed on bandits
5 months ago
Gunmen abduct 30 students from school in northwest Nigeria
5 months ago

279 schoolgirls freed days after being kidnapped

The girls were taken from a boarding school in northwestern Nigeria last week.
5 months ago
279 schoolgirls freed days after being kidnapped
5 months ago

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls freed days after being kidnapped, official says

Hundreds of students who were abducted from an all-girls boarding school in northwestern Nigeria last week have been released, authorities said Tuesday.
5 months ago
279 Nigerian schoolgirls freed days after being kidnapped, official says
5 months ago

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction

A large group of gunmen raided a school in northern Nigeria early Friday.
5 months ago
Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction
5 months ago

Gunmen kill student, abduct more than 40 people in Nigeria

Officials in Nigeria say gunmen who attacked a school in the country's Niger State have killed at least one student and abducted more than 40 people, including students and teachers
5 months ago
Gunmen kill 1 pupil, abduct some 40 people in north Nigeria
7 months ago

Kidnappings in north Nigeria highlight deepening insecurity

Nigeria's jihadist rebels kidnapped a group of schoolboys in recent days.
7 months ago
Kidnappings in north Nigeria highlight deepening insecurity
7 months ago

More students abducted in Nigeria but are quickly rescued

Nigerian police have announced that gunmen abducted more than 80 Islamic school students in northwestern Katsina state, but the pupils were quickly rescued by security forces after a fierce gun battle
7 months ago
More students abducted in Nigeria but are quickly rescued
7 months ago

344 Nigerian schoolboys freed days after being abducted, official says

Hundreds of schoolboys who were abducted by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria last week have been freed, officials said.
7 months ago
344 Nigerian schoolboys freed days after being abducted, official says
7 months ago

Nigerian schoolboys free at last

The more than 300 schoolboys who were kidnapped in Nigeria are welcomed home after a week-long ordeal.
7 months ago
Nigerian schoolboys free at last
7 months ago

Hundreds of students missing after Nigerian boarding school attack

Hundreds of students remain missing after gunmen attacked an all-boys boarding school in northwestern Nigeria, authorities said.
7 months ago
Hundreds of students missing after Nigerian school attack
8 months ago

Over 300 students still missing after Nigeria school attack

Anxiety is growing among the parents of hundreds of students who remain missing three days after gunmen attacked their school in Katsina State in northern Nigeria
8 months ago
9 months ago

Senior US delegation meets with Nigeria's vice president, after killing of #EndSARS protesters

For weeks, Nigeria has been gripped by widespread protests over a now-disbanded police unit known as SARS, which has been accused of human rights abuses.
9 months ago
US official meets with Nigeria's vice president, after killing of #EndSARS protesters
9 months ago

Nigerian forces killed 12 peaceful protesters, Amnesty says

Amnesty International says Nigeria’s security forces have fired on two large gatherings of peaceful protesters, killing 12 people who were calling for an end to police brutality
9 months ago
Nigeria protesters break curfew amid gunfire, chaos in Lagos
9 months ago

Protesters attacked in Nigerian demos against police abuse

Widespread protests against Nigeria’s police have turned violent as demonstrators have been attacked by armed gangs in the streets of several cities, according to witnesses
9 months ago
Protests against Nigeria's police kill 10, charges Amnesty
1 year ago

Explosion in Lagos kills at least 15, Nigerians probe cause

An explosion hit Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos early Sunday, killing at least 15 people as rescue efforts continued to save people still trapped in collapsed buildings
1 year ago
Explosion in Lagos kills at least 15, Nigerians probe cause
2 years ago

Study: Smuggled arms aid Nigeria’s farmer-herder conflict

A new study says weapons used in intercommunal violence that has killed thousands in northern Nigeria have been trafficked from Ivory Coast, Libya and Turkey
2 years ago
2 years ago

30 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing while watching TV match

The victims had been watching a soccer match on television Sunday night.
2 years ago
30 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing while watching TV match
2 years ago

At least 8 killed, 37 rescued alive in Nigeria school building collapse: Reports

Cameras captured children, dazed and covered in dust, being carried on the shoulders of rescuers to waiting ambulances as crowds cheered.
2 years ago
At least 8 killed, 37 rescued alive in Nigeria school building collapse: Reports
2 years ago

50-plus people missing after pipeline explodes in Nigeria

It was not immediately clear if the pipeline had been shut down.
2 years ago
2 years ago

In Nigeria's tight election, Christian vote is seen as key

The Christian vote is seen as key in the choice between two Muslim candidates.
2 years ago
3 years ago

Nigeria helicopter crashes while fighting extremists; 5 dead

The Nigerian military are fighting for control of the strategic town of Baga.
3 years ago
Nigerian helicopter crashes while fighting Boko Haram
3 years ago

Nigerian schoolgirl who 'refused to denounce Christ' remains captive after dozens freed, father says

Suspected Boko Haram militants allegedly stormed the town of Dapchi in northeast Nigeria on the night of Feb. 19 and kidnapped 110 students.
3 years ago
Freed schoolgirls exclude one who 'refused to denounce Christ,' father says
4 years ago

82 Nigerian schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram arrive in nation's capital

#BringBackOurGirls group said the freeing of 82 girls is "heartwarming."
4 years ago
82 Nigerian schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram arrive in nation's capital