Thirty teenage girls and boys have been kidnapped since Wednesday from villages around Mafa town. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced ceasefire and the (...)

The latest attack took place in a region that is struggling to control an Islamist insurgency.  Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Gunmen killed 10 people in an attack on a market and a church in northeast Nigeria before fleeing over the border to Cameroon, police said toda(...)