The total rescued this week is now 677
It's unclear if "the Chibok girls" were among those freed
When a Nigerian military spokesman claimed on Tuesday to have rescued some 200 women and girls held captive by members of the Boko Haram, hopes soared that they...
When a Nigerian military spokesman claimed on April 28 to have rescued nearly 300 women and girls held captive by members of the Boko Haram Islamist group, hopes...
Not immediately clear whether they are the Chibok schoolgirls
After more than a year the Nigerian army could be closing in on the forest where the schoolgirls are believed to be held
Parents and community leaders dismissed the statement as political grandstanding
"Children have become deliberate targets"
For President-elect Buhari, winning Nigeria's tight election race is the easy part. Keeping Africa's biggest country afloat will be harder
Nigeria's election defied predictions for widespread violence and fraud. A concerted social media campaign may have played a part
It may have taken him four tries, but on March 31, Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria’s presidency, making history as the first candidate to unseat an incumbent in...
Winning may be just the easy part in a country plagued by insurgency, corruption and economic malaise
Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and challenger Muhammadu Buhari are neck and neck, setting the stage for violence, or worse, in Saturday's election.
Even if the allies hit Boko Haram hard militarily, it will still have the potential to launch terrorist attacks
The operation comes a day after Boko Haram killed at least 50 people with a series of bomb attacks in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri
The group's leader pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
(BAUCHI, Nigeria) — A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of being a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses...
President Goodluck Jonathan is concentrating his energies on getting re-elected in March
The kidnapping is likely to have been carried out by a criminal gang
The Nigerian military regains a key town lost to Boko Haram, but the insurgent group stoops to even bloodier tactics