Campaigners shout slogans during a rally in Abuja,  calling for the release of the Chibok school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses said, despite talks on fre(...)

Campaigners from “#Bring Back Our Girls” march during a rally yesterday calling for the release of the Abuja school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram militants, in Abuja. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Nigeria’s government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate ceasefire. But many people expressed doubts about a developme(...)

Rachel Daniel (35) holds up a picture of her abducted daughter Rose Daniel (17) as her son Bukar (7) sits beside her at her home in Maiduguri. Nigeria’s government has reached a deal with Islamic militant group Boko Haram for a cease-fire and the release of around 200 girls kidnapped six months ago from a school in the northeast town of Chibok.  Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

Nigeria has said it has agreed a truce with Islamist militants Boko Haram and reached a deal for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by(...)

Refugees gather in an internally displaced persons camp which was set up for Nigerians fleeing the violence committed against them by Boko Haram. Photograph: Samuel Ini/Reuters.

Islamist Boko Haram insurgents overran most of a northeastern Nigerian town today after hours of fighting that killed scores and displaced thousands (...)

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau speaks at an unknown location in this still image taken from an undated video released by Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram. Photograph: Reuters

When Washington imposed sanctions in June 2012 on Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, he dismissed it as an empty gesture.Two years later, Shekau’s sce(...)

Members of the women’s wing of the Nigerian All Progessive Party protest over the government’s failure to rescue the abducted Chibok schoolgirls in Lagos earlier this week. Photograph: EPA

The Nigerian government has signalled it is ready to negotiate with the Islamist militants who are holding more than 200 schoolgirls captive, as inter(...)

A screen grab of the video purporting to show some of the Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants 0:38

The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has offered to release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in ex(...)

People participate in a “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign demonstration and candlelight vigil, held on Mother’s Day in Los Angeles yesterday. Photograph: Phil McCarten/ Reuters

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said yesterday international military and intelligence assistance made him optimistic about finding 200 schoolgir(...)

Hollywood actors including Justin Timberlake, Sean Penn, Ashton Kutcher and Bradley Cooper have coined their own parallel hashtag reminding fans that #RealMenDontBuyGirls. Photograph: The Demi and Ashton Foundation 
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The #BringBackOurGirls hashtag has been tweeted over 1 million times since it was first used two weeks ago calling for the release for over 200 girls (...)

Nigerians protest in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, yesterday over their government’s failure to rescue the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Photograph: EPA/STR

The latest big Islamist attack in Nigeria has killed least 125 people, police said yesterday after gunmen rampaged through a town in the northeast, n(...)