A new Human Rights Watch report featuring interviews with women captured by Boko Haram details the alleged atrocities committed by the Nigerian terrorist group.
Villagers, journalists and a bishop in northern Nigeria’s Adamawa state say dozens more women and girls have been abducted by militants. The incident is similar to the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in April.
Nigerian officials reportedly reached a cease-fire with the insurgent group. The agreement would reportedly allow for the release of 219 girls that the group abducted earlier this year — but some experts cautioned that the government’s claims could be politically motivated.
Humanitarian organizations and the parents of the kidnapped girls are calling on the Nigerian government to do more. President Obama has ordered the U.S. to do “everything it can to help the Nigerian government find and free the abducted girls.”
The kidnapping comes months after the group kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls, most of whom remain missing.
Terrorist group Boko Haram is suspected.
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Sources said about 63 women abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria last month escaped while their captors were away fighting Friday.
It is the third fatal attack in the country’s capital in two months. This is a developing story.
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As was the case with the kidnapped schoolgirls, the military was warned of the attack — but failed to act.
“What is happening to the girls is an open secret: sexual abuse.”
A Nigerian military official yesterday repeated week-old claims about where 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are being held. Here are other misleading statements from the government since the kidnapping.
“I hope the kidnapped Chibok girls will take courage from my story and know more of what God says and know what it means to stand strong in the face of bad people.”
The 80 members of the military will assist in the hunt for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram, President Obama said. The force will stay in Chad until its support is no longer necessary, he said.
The militant group attacked three villages a day after two car bombs killed over 100 people in the central city of Jos.
Two explosions blasted a bus terminal in Nigeria’s central city of Jos on Tuesday. So far, 118 have been reported dead.
I wanted President Goodluck Jonathan “to get off his butt and stop treating this episode in a perfunctory manner,” Nigeria’s leading writer told BuzzFeed.
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The kidnapping of 300 schoolgirls is just one in a long history of violent attacks in northern Nigeria.
“We both have a shared enemy.”
Dozens of girls, kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant group, appear in the unconfirmed video obtained by AFP.
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And why the government hasn’t rescued them.
Geotagged tweets from the #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign from April 23 to May 6. The Boko Haram terrorist network claimed responsibility Wednesday for the April 15 kidnapping of 276 teenage girls from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria.
White House press secretary Jay Carney called the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls “an outrage and a terrible tragedy.” Obama said a U.S. team was already on the ground in Nigeria providing military and law enforcement assistance.
Anger at the Nigerian government is growing. Parents have begun searching for their children themselves, while internet users urge #BringBackOurGirls.