Islamic State is using social media and the promise of adventure to lure British Muslim girls to join its cause, an anti-extremism think tank said on Monday, as police attempt to trace three London schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria.
More than 200 schoolgirls abducted by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram will be released "in the very near future", Nigeria`s Foreign Minister Aminu Wali said during a visit to the German capital.
Embattled Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sought parliamentary approval to borrow up to USD 1 billion in foreign loan to fight an insurgency by Boko Haram militants which has claimed thousands of lives in the past five years.
In a sensationalistic offer, a 23-year old Nigerian female pop singer has appealed the Boko Haram to release all the abducted schoolgirls in return for her virginity that she is willing to lose to the deadly militants.
Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo told media some of the schoolgirls kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram in April may never return, in the most pessimistic comments yet on their fate from a member of the political elite.
Haram gunmen killed more than 50 people in three separate attacks, including two near Chibok, the Nigerian town were the Islamists kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls last month, witnesses said on Wednesday.
Back-to-back bomb blasts killed at least 46 people and wounded 45 in the crowded business district of the central Nigerian city of Jos on Tuesday, police said, in an attack that appeared to bear the hallmarks of Boko Haram insurgents.
In the wake of recent abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria, the UN chief today offered to send a high-level envoy to the country to discuss ways in which the world body can support them in tackling internal challenges.
A Nigerian woman who led a protest demanding the release of hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists was arrested Monday after meeting Nigeria`s First Lady Patience Jonathan, activists said.
Hundreds of parents in Nigeria, many dressed in red, held a day of desperate protest on Thursday in the town where the kidnapping of scores of schoolgirls by Islamists has left families lurching from fury to despair.