Officials in Nigeria say President Goodluck Jonathan has called off a visit to the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Islamist militants from the rebel group Boko Haram. Sources told the BBC that President Jonathan would stop in Chibok on his way to a conference in France, but the threat of Boko Haram militants and a […]

Following an offer from Boko Haram members to release imprisoned Islamic militants in exchange for the nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls, Nigeria’s government has announced that they will not comply with the demand. Abba Moro, the Interior Minister of the country, said the militant group was in no moral position to make the offer. “As far as this […]

As awareness about the nearly 300 girls kidnapped from their secondary school in northeast Nigeria intensifies, the most unlikely of groups is speaking out against the actions of Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group responsible for the mass abduction. Islamist militants from groups like Al-Qaeda are condemning the actions of Boko Haram, suggesting that the […]

The number of Nigerian girls abducted in a second kidnapping carried out by Boko Haram has been pushed from eight to 11, according to the NY Times. Men suspected of being fighters from the radical group Boko Haram kidnapped 11 more girls in Nigeria’s northeast, local officials said Tuesday, an intensification of its campaign against female education […]

It’s been three weeks since members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, dressed in Nigerian military uniforms, stormed an all-girls secondary school and kidnapped nearly 300 students, disappearing into a nearby forested area. For three weeks the world has watched, outraged at the lack of response from other nations and the boldness of Boko […]

UPDATE: 1:55 PM EST The White House has announced that a U.S. team will head to Nigeria to help in the search for hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls. According to the Associated Press: Spokesman Jay Carney says Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated the offer during a conversation Tuesday with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Carney says “time […]

In a video obtained by the AFP news agency, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau announced that his militant group did indeed carry out the abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls last month. About 230 of those young girls are still missing. “I abducted your girls,” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said. If you recall, the Islamist […]

Amid growing frustration at the lack of government response in tracking down the 200 plus missing girls from Nigeria, the U.S. announced on Thursday that it offered to help the country in its search. If you recall, the students, aged 12-18, were abducted on April 14 by Islamic extremists from the Government Girls Secondary School in […]

It’s been two weeks since 234 girls (ages 12-17) were abducted in the middle of the night from their boarding school in north-eastern Nigeria. It’s been two weeks since the Nigerian government, who first claimed to have recovered all but eight of the missing, has offered grieving families any definitive information regarding their daughters. And […]

News regarding the 234 missing Nigerian school girls is slow to trickle in, but new reports are suggesting the missing were sold as brides to Islamist militants for 2,000 naira, or $12. According to the Washington Post: Village elder Pogo Bitrus told Agence France Presse locals had consulted with “various sources” in the nation’s forested northeast. “From the […]

Search teams surveying the southern Indian Ocean for signs of the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing March 8 may have another solid lead. Teams have detected yet another signal that investigators hope is coming from the black boxes on Flight 370. The latest ping brings the total of signals heard by team in just a […]