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 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 (...)

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 (...)

Campaigners attend a speak-out session for the Bring Back Our Girls campaign in the rain near Nigeria’s Lagos Marina on Saturday. Photograph:
Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Sixty-three women and girls who were abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria last month escaped their captors and have been(...)

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 #BringBackOurGirls Abuja campaign group take part in discussions during a sit-in protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja last week. Nigerian security forces are investigating another possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters.

Nigerian security forces are investigating a possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno where Boko Haram Islamist militants(...)

A woman carries a sign as she attends a protest demanding the release of abducted secondary school girls in the remote village of Chibok today. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Nigerian security officials failed to act on a warning about a militant group’s raid on a boarding school that led to the abduction of more than 300 g(...)

Women at a protest outside Nigeria’s parliament in Abuja calling on security forces to search harder for the schoolgirls abducted two weeks ago. Photograph: Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde

Dozens of protesters gathered outside Nigeria’s parliament yesterday to call on security forces to search harder for more than 200 schoolgirls abducte(...)

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