Tag: #BringBackOurGirls

US flights spot large groups of girls in Nigeria

Large groups of girls have been spotted by recent US surveillance flights in remote locations of northeastern Nigeria, US and Nigerian officials say. This new intelligence raises hopes that not all of the 219 kidnapped schoolgirls have been forced into marriage or sex slavery. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has ruled out a rescue operation, saying…

More Than 60 Women, Girls Escape Islamist Abductors In Nigeria

More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources said Sunday. Local vigilante Abbas Gava said he had “received an alert from my colleagues … that about 63 of the abducted women and girls had made it back home”. A high-level security source…

Boko Haram Kidnaps 20 More Girls

The spotlight of the international community, along with the military presence of the world’s most powerful countries, hasn’t deterred Nigerian terror group Boko Haram. Witnesses say that last Thursday, suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 20 women from a nomadic settlement not far from Chibok, where 300 girls were kidnapped in April. In the latest abduction,…

Boko Haram Slaughters 200s in Nigeria

Witnesses say Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three communities in northeastern Nigeria and that the military failed to intervene. A community leader who witnessed the killings on Monday said residents of the Gwoza local government district in Borno state had pleaded for the military to send soldiers to…

Nigeria Bans ‘Bring Back Our Girls’

A hashtag campaign faded and now a physical one is, too. On Monday, Nigerian police banned “Bring Back Our Girls” protests from the capital of Abuja, saying they have “degenerated” and are “now posing a serious security threat.” The movement, which spread quickly through social media and prompted international outrage, was sparked by the mass…

Nigerian Military: We Found the Girls

Nigeria’s defense chief had frustrating news for the families of the nearly 300 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram and have been missing for about six weeks. Air Marshal Alex Badeh said the government has now located the missing girls, but it could not take the risk of using force to rescue them. “Where…

New Boko Haram VIDEO: We’ll Exchange Nigerian Girls For Prisoners

The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram said in a video Monday that he would free more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls in exchange for the release of militant prisoners. In a recording obtained by Agence France-Presse, Abubakar Shekau claimed the girls had been converted to Islam. Dozens of girls were shown wearing full veils and praying…

Abducted Nigerian Girl Scared To Go Back To School [VIDEO]

One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was “too terrifying for words,” and she is now scared to go back to school. Sarah Lawan, a 19-year-old science student, spoke Sunday as Nigerians prayed for the safety of the 276 students still held captive. Their…

[VIDEO] Michelle Obama expresses outrage over schoolgirls’ kidnapping

First lady Michelle Obama made a rare appearance on her husband’s weekly address on Saturday to express her outrage over the recent kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls. “This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education — grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations…

US to send team to Nigeria in response to kidnapping

The U.S. State Department says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has welcomed a U.S. offer to send an American team to Nigeria to support the government’s response to the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by an Islamist militant group. source: reuters

Boko Haram Admits Abducting 234 Nigeria Girls From Chibok: “I Will Sell Them”

About 230 girls are still believed to be missing, prompting widespread criticism of the Nigerian government. “I abducted your girls,” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video obtained by the AFP news agency. Meanwhile, a woman who helped organise protests over the abduction has been detained, her fellow community leaders say. Naomi Mutah…