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Nigeria: Fate of more than 100 abducted girls unknown

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 16:43

The fate of more than 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty today when their school principal denied a report from Nigeria`s military that almost all the students were free.

Kidnapped Nigeria girls taken to Islamist stronghold

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 23:43

The Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram were taken to a stronghold of the Islamist group, parents said on Wednesday, as the security forces pressed on with a search to find the hostages.

Boko Haram militants abduct more than 100 girls from Nigeria school

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 09:59

Heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers, a security source and witnesses said.

Islamists abduct `many` schoolgirls in Nigeria: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 20:33

Heavily armed Islamist gunmen kidnapped a group of girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria`s Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a local official and a witness told AFP.

Suspected Islamists kill 19 in northern Nigeria: Witnesses

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 06:49

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have killed 19 people, including six college teachers, in three separate attacks in Nigeria`s troubled northeastern Borno state, residents and travellers said.

150 killed in Nigeria attacks

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 04:35

Abuja: At least 150 people were killed during the weekend in separate attacks in northwest and northeast regions of Nigeria, Africa`s most populous country, officials and witnesses said Monday.

Boko Haram attack kills 17 in Nigeria

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 20:49

Boko Haram militants attacked a village in restive northern Nigeria, killing 17 people and setting houses and cars alight, the local government said on Sunday.

1,000 killed in Boko Haram conflict this year: Nigeria

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 00:02

More than 1,000 people have been killed so far this year in three states in northeastern Nigeria worst hit by Boko Haram violence, according to the country`s main relief organisation.

Suspected Boko Haram kill five police, three civilians

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 00:38

Suspected Boko Haram militants on Tuesday hurled explosives in Nigeria`s troubled northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing five police officers, while a separate blast killed three.

Gunmen kill 13 in central Nigeria village attack: Police

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 00:33

Gunmen have killed 13 people in an attack on a farming community in central Nigeria in the latest deadly violence to rip through the region, police said on Monday.

Blast kills 32 in northeast Nigerian village

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 16:29

Hospital and local government officials say an explosion at a village market near hideouts of Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria has killed 32 people.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 20 in market bomb in northeast Nigeria

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 22:09

Suspected Islamist militants detonated a bomb in a crowded marketplace in northeastern Nigeria killing at least 20 people, witnesses said on Sunday.