Parents are reunited with released students of the Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi, Nigeria. Photograph: AP Photo

Armed kidnappers in Nigeria have released 28 of the 120-plus students who were abducted at the beginning of July from the Bethel Baptist High School i(...)

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari calls for ‘the best efforts to be made to rearrest fleeing prison detainees’. File photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

More than 1,800 inmates have escaped prison in southeast Nigeria after militants armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades launched a seri(...)

Students who were kidnapped from Jangebe Government Girls Secondary School pictured  after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria. Photograph: EPA

Gunmen have freed all 279 girls kidnapped last week from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, officials said on Tuesday, and victims told of how t(...)

An empty classroom of Government Girls junior secondary school following an attack by gunmen in Jangebe, Nigeria. Photograph: AP Photo/Ibrahim Mansur

Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the northern Nigerian state of Niger, while s(...)

A rally in December in protest against the kidnapping of schoolchildren in the northwestern state of Katsina, Nigeria. Photograph: Kola Sulaimon/AFP/Getty

Hundreds more schoolgirls have been kidnapped from a school in northern Nigeria – the latest in years of mass child abductions across the region. Gun(...)

Schoolboys sit together at the Government House with other students from the Government Science Secondary School, in Kankara, Katsina State, Nigeria, after being released. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

More than 300 schoolboys have been released after being kidnapped and held for days by armed bandits in a forest in northwest Nigeria, the Nigerian go(...)

Police at the scene on Friday exchanged fire with the attackers, allowing some students to run for safety, police said. Photograph: iStock

The Nigerian military had located and exchanged fire with gunmen who kidnapped scores of secondary school students in northwestern Katsina state, acc(...)

A patrol car of the Lagos state security drives through Nigerian protesters demonstrating in the streets of Alausa Ikeja after the authorities declared an open-ended lockdown in Lagos. Photograph: Benson Ibeabuchi/AFP via Getty

“Don’t run! Sit down!” yelled the young woman on the stage at the hundreds of impassioned protesters in front of her. “Hold your flag? . . . Nobody wi(...)

Protesters chant and sing solidarity songs as they barricade an expressway to protest against police brutality, at Magboro, Ogun state, Nigeria. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for an end to street protests in his country, as authorities in Nigeria’s commercial capital La(...)

A boy holds a banner during a protest against Nigerian rogue police, otherwise know as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), in Lagos, Nigeria. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye/EPA

The Nigerian army has been accused of shooting dead unarmed citizens who were protesting against police brutality, as demonstrations continue across t(...)

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