Boko Haram

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Bomb experts investigate the site of an explosion at a police station in Kano, Nigeria, on November 15th, in which six people were killed. At least 35 were killed in a further attack in the same city on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the central mosque in north Nigeria’s biggest city Kano, killing at least 100 people o(...)

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. The group have recaptured the village of Chibok, scene of their abduction of some 200 schoolgirls.  Photograph: Reuters

Boko Haram insurgents have retaken the village of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria where the group abducted some 200 schoolgirls seven months ago, a law(...)

‘#Bring Back Our Girls’ campaigners taking part in a lamentation parade last week in Abuja. Violence in Nigeria’s northeast has been on the rise since the government unilaterally announced a ceasefire with Boko Haram. Photograph:  Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

President Goodluck Jonathan promised Nigerians he would fight corruption and defeat the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency as he announced his bid to win (...)

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(...)

Nigerian newspapers with various front-page headlines on the Chibok girls and their possible release are displayed at a news stand in  the Nigerian capital, Abuja,  at the weekend.  Photograph: Reuters/Stringer

A wave of violence soon after Nigeria’s government announced a truce with Boko Haram has raised doubts as to whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapp(...)

A student who escaped when Boko Haram rebels stormed a school  identifies her schoolmates in  a video released by the Islamist rebel group last  May. File Photograph: Reuters

People in the home town of more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are cautiously optimistic about a ceasefire with the Islamic extremists who ab(...)

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 holds a photograph of her abducted daughter Rose Daniel as her son Bukar sits alongside at their home in Maiduguri in Nigeria. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

The Nigerian government claims it has agreed a ceasefire with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and is negotiating the release of more than 20(...)

One in 10 girls worldwide have been forced into a sexual act, and 6 in 10 children ages 2 to 14 are regularly beaten by parents and caregivers, according to a report issued yesterday by the United Nations’ children’s agency. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

One in 10 girls worldwide have been forced into a sexual act, and 6 in 10 children ages 2 to 14 are regularly beaten by parents and caregivers, accord(...)

Demonstrators hold up banners during a rally that was held to mark the 120th day since the abduction of two hundred school girls by the Boko Haram. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto truc(...)

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