May 20, 2017
(ABUJA, Nigeria) — The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives.
May 20, 2017
One of the girls released in October 2016 with family members in Abuja; it was believed that 195 girls were still being held captive before the latest release. Photograph: Olamikan Gbemiga/AP
Saturday 6 May 2017 23.48 BST First published on Saturday 6 May 2017 22.54 BST
Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram have been freed in exchange for detained suspects with the extremist group, Nigeria’s government announced early on Sunday, in the largest release negotiated yet in the battle to save nearly 300 girls whose mass abduction exposed the mounting threat posed by the Islamic State-linked fighters.
MAIDUGURI (NIGERIA): DECEMBER 31, 2016 16:33 IST
UPDATED: DECEMBER 31, 2016
Boko Haram’s leader urges his fighters to “kill, slaughter and abduct ... and detonate bombs everywhere,” in a new video that denies Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed.
Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamic extremist group, has been training young boys to return to their schools and kill their former teachers and students, many of them Christians, according to a new report.