The mother of the only Nigerian schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after the extremists released 104 classmates says her daughter was blocked from boarding the vehicle to freedom with her classmates and told to convert to Islam.
Thu, 22 Mar, 2018
Nigeria's security forces failed to respond to several warnings that suspected Boko Haram extremists were on their way to a town where 110 schoolgirls were seized in a mass abduction last month, Amnesty International has said.
Tue, 20 Mar, 2018
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, in an address to the nation after returning from London where he spent more than three months for medical treatment, said his government will reinvigorate its campaign against the Islamic extremist insurgency in the country's northeast.
Mon, 21 Aug, 2017
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari met 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed from Boko Haram extremists - then made a shock announcement that he was leaving immediately for medical checks in London as fears for his health continue.
Mon, 08 May, 2017
The US sale of high-tech attack aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists will move forward despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation's security forces, American officials said.
Mon, 10 Apr, 2017
Boko Haram's leader has urged his fighters to "kill, slaughter and abduct ... and detonate bombs everywhere" in a new video which denies Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed.
Sat, 31 Dec, 2016
A group of Nigerian parents are excitedly waiting to be reunited with 21 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram two and a half years ago, and freed in the first negotiated release organised by Nigeria's government and the Islamic extremist group.
Sun, 16 Oct, 2016
Nigerian military helicopters have rushed polio vaccines to dangerous parts of the country's north east, where Boko Haram operates and where two toddlers paralysed by the virus were recently discovered, health officials said.
Fri, 12 Aug, 2016