Chibok

(FILES) This picture taken on March 5, 2015 shows an aerial view of the burnt-out classrooms of a school in Chibok,in Northeastern Nigeria, from where Boko Haram Islamist fighters seized 276 teenagers on the evening of April 14, 2014. - A decade since Nigeria's most infamous mass abduction, almost 100 of the 276 girls seized from their school in Chibok by Boko Haram fighters are still thought to be in captivity. The anniversary of the April 14, 2014 attack comes during a resurgence of large-scale kidnappings, with no end in sight to the war that has killed more than 40,000 people in northeast Nigeria. (Photo by Sunday Aghaeze / AFP)

10 years after Chibok, agony of abductions plagues Nigeria

Ten years have passed but whenever Mary Shettima hears footsteps at the door, she thinks her kidnapped daughter has come home. [ad] Yana Galang is waiting for her daughter too — she
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This screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Nigeria's government on MAy 17, 2017 said another Chibok girl was free, having escaped from Boko Haram Islamists more than three years after being kidnapped with more than 200 classmates. / AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM / HO

Because we didn’t atone for Chibok

Close to 10 years after the gruesome abductions of 276 female students at Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria has become a notorious destination for crimes of mass abductions, especially of
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Police officers stand as supporters march to campaign for candidate of Labour Party Peter Obi during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. - Tens of thousands of supporters for Nigeria's third party candidate Peter Obi marched in Lagos on Saturday, in the first major campaign rally for the 2023 presidential election. A former governor, Labour Party candidate Obi is challenging to the traditional dominance of ruling APC and main opposition PDP for the presidency of Africa's most populous country. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Security agencies mum as search for abducted Kuriga school pupils continues

Security forces yesterday continued to search forests and set up roadblocks in the Northwest of the country in an attempt to find hundreds of kidnapped schoolchildren, as calls for an overhaul of
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[FILES] A group of girls previously kidnapped from their boarding school in northern Nigeria arrive on March 2, 2021 at the Government House in Gusau, Zamfara State upon their release. - All 279 girls kidnapped from their boarding school in northern Nigeria have been released and are on government premises, the local governor told AFP Tuesday. Nigeria has been rocked by four mass abductions of students in less than three months, sparking widespread anger against the government and memories of the 2014 kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls in Chibok, in the country's east, that shocked the world. (Photo by Aminu ABUBAKAR / AFP)

‘Over 1,683 pupils kidnapped from 2014 to 2022’

Save the Children International (SCI), yesterday, confirmed over 1,683 school children being kidnapped between 2014 and 2022.
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Boko Haram
(FILES) This file screengrab made on October 2, 2014, from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau at an undisclosed location in Nigeria. - Nigerian Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been seriously wounded after trying to kill himself to avoid capture during clashes with rival Islamic State-allied jihadists in the north of the country, two intelligence sources said May 20, 2021. Shekau's Boko Haram faction and fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province had been battling in northeastern Borno state, where ISWAP militants have become the dominant force in Nigeria's more than decade-long jihadist insurgency. Shekau, who made international headlines when his men kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Chibok in 2014, has been reported dead several times since Boko Haram first began its insurgency in 2009. (Photo by Handout / BOKO HARAM / AFP)

FG faults UNESCO’s report, says only 2.8m out of school

The Federal Government, yesterday, debunked the report released by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), saying Nigeria has one of the highest figures
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[FILES] The train attacked on the Abuja-Kaduna Railway at Rijana Kagarko LGA, in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria attacked by bandits in March 2022.

52 days later, where are 68 train passengers

Today, exactly 52 days ago, dare-devil terrorists in Katari, Kaduna State, ferried 68 rail passengers into captivity. Clearly, the government and security agencies technically know these abductors and what they want.
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