Zannah Mustapha, the 57-year-old negotiator who facilitated the release of some of the Chibok girls abducted by the Boko Haram sect has narrated the events that led to the freedom of the girls to the BBC. Zannah Mustapha told the BBC that when he arrived for the handover of the […]
The Boko Haram jihadist group has released a video claiming to show Chibok schoolgirls who refused to be rescued as part of a recent swap deal with the Nigerian government. In the three-minute video, a woman who claims to be Maida Yakubu, one of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko […]
A Nigerian minister says the government is negotiating “seriously” for the release of the more than 110 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls still held by Boko Haram extremists. Minister of Women’s Affairs and Social Development Aisha Alhassan told reporters on Thursday that “we will not relent until all are back.” She says […]
Several people died after a military plane mistakenly dropped a bomb inside the Rann IDPs camp in Borno State about two weeks ago. The Rann IDP camp in Kala-Balge Local Government Area caters for thousands of persons displaced by Boko Haram.
It is good news for the families of some of the schoolgirls who were abducted by Book Haram insurgents some two and a half years ago. Nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, Borno state, northeastern Nigeria and the federal government announced on Thursday that 21 of […]
Nearly a quarter of a million children in Nigeria’s north east are severely malnourished, according to the UN’s Assistant Secretary-General Toby Lanzer. The northeast has been ravaged by Boko Haram militants for years now and most parts of the area are still unaccessible to staff of foreign aid agencies. The […]