Nigeria Sets Up Panel on Abducted Girls


President Goodluck Jonathan has set up a fact-finding committee to find out the circumstances surrounding the reported abduction of about 234 secondary school girls in Chibok, Borno State.
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Hundreds of girls kidnapped from Nigeria school

  • Nigeria:  Abducted Girls - Falana Rejects Appointment As Committee Member

    Leadership, 3 May 2014

    On the ground that his membership would be at cross purposes with his earlier engagement in the struggle, Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Femi Falana (SAN) has ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  The Chibok Abduction Exposes Boko Haram's Weakness

    ThinkAfricaPress, 2 May 2014

    Boko Haram is wild and frightening, which is undermining the support it had. The Nigerian government could take advantage of this weakness. read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG Not Negotiating With Abductors of Chibok Schoolgirls - - Jonathan

    Vanguard, 4 May 2014

    President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday dismissed insinuations that the Federal Government was negotiating with Boko Haram to secure the release of the abducted school girls in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigeria Seeks Obama's Help Over Security Issues - Jonathan

    Vanguard, 4 May 2014

    LAGOS - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said that his government is seeking help from US President Barack Obama to overcome the west African nation's current ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Muslim Students Call for National Fasting Over Chibok Girls

    Vanguard, 5 May 2014

    The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSS), yesterday urged Nigerians to embark on fasting and prayer for the safe return of the students abducted in Chibok, Borno, on April 14. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Kidnapping of Schoolgirls Will Affect Girl-Child Education - CSOs

    Leadership, 4 May 2014

    Kidnapping of schoolgirls like the one witnessed in Chibok, Borno State, will have a devastating effect on the girl-child education in the country, if the trend is not immediately ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Why Boko Haram May Have Kidnapped Chibok's Schoolgirls

    Premium Times, 3 May 2014

    Less than 24 hours after an explosion ripped through the Nyanya Motor Park in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, reports of another act of terror filtered in from the country's north east. ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nyanya Explosion, Kidnapped Girls Top Discussion As Jonathan Meets Service Chiefs

    Premium Times, 3 May 2014

    The worsening security situation in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, and the kidnap of girls in Borno, was the major topic of discussion as President Goodluck Jonathan, Friday, met ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abducted Girls Must Be Found, Jonathan Gives Shettima Marching Order

    Vanguard, 4 May 2014

    Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has been giving a marching order that abducted girls must be found. President Goodluck Jonathan gave this mandate to the governor during an ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Chibok - Nothing Done to Rescue Schoolgirls, Say Parents

    Daily Trust, 3 May 2014

    Nearly twenty days after the abduction of teenage girls who were writing their final examination at a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, not much has been achieved in getting ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abduction - South East Governors Urge FG to Publish Missing Girls' Names

    Daily Independent, 4 May 2014

    The South East Governors' Forum, on Sunday advised the Federal Government to publish the identities of the abducted students in Chibok, Borno, to expedite their search. read more »

  • Nigeria:  APC Urges Nationwide Emergency to Free Chibok Girls

    This Day, 4 May 2014

    As part of a determined effort aimed at rescuing the abducted Chibok school girls from the hands of their captors, All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged President Goodluck ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Chibok - CAN Releases Names of Abducted Schoolgirls

    This Day, 4 May 2014

    Paul Obi The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has released the names of 180 schoolgirls it said were abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State three ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  We Are All Now From Chibok

    This Day, 5 May 2014

    As the marchers hit the main road, dark clouds massed in the sky. It was clear that within minutes the sky would open up. But they marched on. And it finally came down, shy at ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abducted Girls - Church Declares One-Month Prayer

    Daily Independent, 4 May 2014

    St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, on Sunday, announced a special prayer for the freedom of more than 200 school girls abducted in Chibok, Borno. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abducted Girls - We Registered 530 Male, Female Students for Exams, Says WAEC

    This Day, 3 May 2014

    Against the backdrop of the conflicting information on the actual number of girls abducted by terror group, Boko Haram at the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abducted Girls, Jonathan Meets Shettima, Borno Officials

    This Day, 3 May 2014

    President Goodluck Jonathan was last night in a closed door meeting with Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, the State Education Commissioner, and other top government ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Chibok - CAN Releases Names of Abducted Girls

    Vanguard, 4 May 2014

    CHRISTIAN Association of Nigeria, CAN, Sunday, released the names of the abducted female students in Chibok by the Book Haram Sect. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Govs Urge FG to Publish Missing Girls' Names

    Vanguard, 4 May 2014

    ENUGU - THE Governors of the South-East, Sunday, rose from their meeting in Enugu urging the Federal Government to make public the identities of the students abducted by the Boko ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  We Will Bring Back Kidnapped Girls - Jonathan

    Leadership, 5 May 2014

    President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday assured the country and the international community that the kidnapped female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  CAN Releases Names of 180 Abducted Girls

    Daily Independent, 4 May 2014

    The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Sunday released the names of 180 abducted school girls who are still being held three weeks after they were ferried away in the dead ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Chibok - CAN Releases Names of 180 Abducted Schoolgirls

    This Day, 5 May 2014

    Amid the rising clamour for the release of the names and photographs of the schoolgirls who were abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, the Christian ... read more »