Families Desperate to Find Nigeria's Abducted Schoolgirls


The military says it has surrounded the location where the abducted schoolgirls are being held, but families want more to be done to locate their daughters despite government assurances.
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Islamists hold girls kidnapped from schools.

  • Nigeria:  As Troops Comb Sambisa - Insurgents Move Abducted Girls Around

    Leadership, 27 April 2014

    The Nigerian military has begun a massive combing of the dreaded Sambisa Forest in a bid to rescue about 191 girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, abducted 13 days ago. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fashola Tells Chibok Indigenes to Remain Hopeful On Return of Schoolgirls

    This Day, 29 April 2014

    Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Monday received members of the Kibaku Youth Association based in Lagos on a peaceful protest over the abduction of schoolgirls ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  'Abducted Girls Moved Abroad'

    Daily Trust, 29 April 2014

    Most of the 234 Borno schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity have been ferried abroad to Chad and Cameroon after they were married off to sect members on N2,000 bride price each, an ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  DHQ Weighs Options On Rescue of Abducted Schoolgirls

    This Day, 29 April 2014

    The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has been analysing options open to it in rescuing over 200 schoolgirls of Government Secondary School (GSS), Chibok, Borno State, kidnapped by Boko ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  15 Days After - Abducted Schoolgirls Ferried to Lake Chad

    Leadership, 29 April 2014

    Some of the schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls' Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok, Borno State, have been ferried around Lake Chad basin by their abductors. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Chibok Indigenes Seek Gov. Fashola's Assistance On Rescue of Abducted Girls

    Leadership, 28 April 2014

    Some indigenes of Chibok residing in Lagos on Monday called for Gov. Babatunde Fashola's help toward facilitating the release of the remaining abducted school girls in Borno. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Kidnapped Girls - Chibok Indigenes Seek Fashola's Assistance

    Premium Times, 28 April 2014

    About 230 girls were abducted from their school in Chibok, Borno, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents two weeks ago. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abducted Students - Borno Youths Storm Fashola's Office

    Vanguard, 29 April 2014

    Youths, under the aegis of Kibaku Youth Association of Nigeria, KYAN, yesterday, stormed the office of Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State to protest the continued abduction ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Women to Stage One Million Women March for Release of Chibok School Girls

    Vanguard, 28 April 2014

    Women all over the country will on Wednesday staged a one million women march in Abuja to press for the release of secondary school girls kidnapped in Chibok town by suspected ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fears Over Govt's 'Slowness' in Rescuing Schoolgirls

    Daily Trust, 26 April 2014

    The looks on the faces of residents of Chibok, were mostly those of traumatized people. Perfectly understandable, as over 200 school girls were abducted by gunmen from the all-girl ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Three Civil Servants Killed, Five Women Abducted in Yobe's Boko Haram Ambush

    Vanguard, 26 April 2014

    DAMATURU- Three Civil servants were slaughtered and 5 women abducted by men of Boko Haram in Gujba local government area of Yobe state at about 6pm Friday. read more »

  • Nigeria:  No Hope Yet On Abducted Girls

    Daily Independent, 26 April 2014

    Several days after Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State visited Chibok, precisely on April 21, no news has since been heard on the remaining students. read more »

  • Nigeria:  For the Girls of Chibok

    Daily Trust, 27 April 2014

    This week I have no time for nice prose or satire. Since the Nigerian government does not listen to anything without a bullet in it, my thoughts shall be delivered in bullet ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Inside Boko Haram's Hideout - the Story of Sambisa Forest

    Vanguard, 27 April 2014

    Sambisa is a vast area of land located south of Borno State. The thick forest area with swampy condition during rainy season is believed to be harbouring make shift- camps of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Chibok - Christian, Muslim Youths Want Abducted Girls Released

    Daily Trust, 27 April 2014

    Some Nigerian youths under the aegis of Christians and Muslims Youth Forum (CMYF) have urged the Boko Haram sect to immediately and unconditionally release the abducted girls of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Women to March for Release of Chibok Schoolgirls

    Daily Trust, 28 April 2014

    Women from all over the country will this Wednesday stage a one million women march in Abuja to press for the release of the secondary schoolgirls recently kidnapped in Chibok, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abducted School Girls - FG Has Failed Us, Chibok Elders Say

    Daily Trust, 28 April 2014

    The Federal government has failed in its primary responsibility to secure the release of over 200 secondary school girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents two weeks ago in Borno ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Kano Missing Girls May Have Eloped, Say Parents

    Daily Trust, 26 April 2014

    Nearly two months after they sneaked out of their parents' home in Kano, the whereabouts of four sisters and a brother is still surrounded in mystery. Did they elope with suitors ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Chenge Calls for Cooperation to Recue Kidnap Girls

    This Day, 26 April 2014

    A female politician and Governorship aspirant in Benue State, Ada Chenge has called on the Federal Government to intensify efforts to rescue the remaining students kidnapped by ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Girls Kidnapping - 10,000 Women Petitions NASS in Lagos

    Leadership, 28 April 2014

    No fewer than 10,000 women in Lagos have petitioned the National Assembly over the recent abduction of 234 girls at in Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State by the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abducted Girls - Borno Women Hold One-Million Match in Abuja Wednesday

    Leadership, 27 April 2014

    A one million-woman match will hold in Abuja on Wednesday to press home the urgent need for federal government to step up efforts to rescue the abducted students of Government ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Chibok - the Agony of Parents Searching for Their Abducted Daughters

    Leadership, 27 April 2014

    Last week, in Chibok, Borno State, some 230 schoolgirls were abducted by unknown gunmen in their school premises, leaving their parents restless as they have resolved to go into ... read more »

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