Nigerian Police Demanded Sexual Favors From Widows of Colleagues 

A study by the Nigerian-based Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has found that the country's police force has demanded "kickbacks" and "sexual favors" from police widows whose husbands were killed fighting Boko Haram. » 3/15/15 3:45pm 3/15/15 3:45pm

Mob Kills Nigerian Girl Accused of Terrorism

A young girl suspected to have been planning a suicide bombing was beaten to death and then set on fire in a Nigerian vegetable market. The girl, who was traveling with another young woman, refused to be searched at the market's entrance which alarmed the community. As the Guardian notes, there have been a rash of… » 3/01/15 2:45pm 3/01/15 2:45pm

Boko Haram Uses Little Girl as Suicide Bomber

The New York Times reports that an explosion today in northern Nigeria was the result of a suicide bombing carried out by a girl of around 10 years old. The girl, who is still unidentified, had the explosives hidden underneath her veil when she walked in to a busy market in Maiduguri, a Boko Haram stronghold. The… » 1/10/15 5:30pm 1/10/15 5:30pm

Boko Haram Massacre Kills Up to 2,000, Mostly Women, Children, Elderly

Amnesty International is calling this the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram: according to new reports, as many as 2,000 people are dead in the Nigerian border town of Baga, where Islamic extremists drove into town on Wednesday with grenades and assault rifles in their prolonged attempt to wrest control… » 1/09/15 3:10pm 1/09/15 3:10pm

Boko Haram Says They “Married Off” the Kidnapped Schoolgirls

In news that sadly does not come as much of a surprise, AFP has obtained a video of a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau who states that the 200 plus schoolgirls who were kidnapped in April from Chibok have been "married off" to Boko Haram fighters. » 11/01/14 3:00pm 11/01/14 3:00pm

The Identity of Man Negotiating Release of Nigerian Girls Is Suspicious

Last Friday, it was announced that Nigerian officials and leaders of Boko Haram had reached a cease-fire deal in Chad that could potentially lead to the release of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April. But various sources have become increasingly doubtful of Boko Haram's representative—a Saudi Arabian man… » 10/21/14 2:30pm 10/21/14 2:30pm

Boko Haram Truce Might Mean the Return of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

It's been over six months since insurgent group Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 female students from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria and now, after much negotiation, it seems as though the girls might finally be returned home. » 10/17/14 5:10pm 10/17/14 5:10pm

​Boko Haram Allegedly Negotiating the Release of Kidnapped School Girls

It has been about five months since over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria, by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. It has been assumed that many of the girls were to be sold off as "wives," but apparently Boko Haram is in talks with Nigerian government officials and the International… » 9/21/14 3:45pm 9/21/14 3:45pm

Worst Fucking Summer Ever

Summer is usually a much anticipated season of sun-brightened days and bright blue and green Instagram streams and no school and barefoot running across blacktop to get to the pool and a news cycle so slow that teen sex parties and heartwarming tails of two-legged dogs who overcame the odds dominate the news cycle.… » 8/28/14 2:40pm 8/28/14 2:40pm

​Wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister Kidnapped in Boko Haram Attack

According to Cameroonian officials, this morning members of the Boko Haram insurgency launched an attack on the home of Cameroonian Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali, and kidnapped his wife. At least three people were killed in the attack. In a separate strike, local religious leader and mayor Seini Boukar Lamine was » 7/27/14 12:36pm 7/27/14 12:36pm

91 More People Abducted in Nigeria, Including Women and Babies

In Nigeria, Boko Haram struck again kidnapping around 91 people including 60 women and girls and 32 school boys. They were taken from the capital state of Borno sometime during the weekend. » 6/24/14 10:40am 6/24/14 10:40am

Two Months Out, Missing Nigerian Girls are No Closer to a Homecoming

Nearly 300 Nigerian girls have been missing since early May and while authorities say they’ve located them, there isn’t a homecoming on the horizon. Apparently, it's just too complicated to save their lives. » 6/16/14 2:40pm 6/16/14 2:40pm

​Nigerian Defense Chief Announces Abducted Girls Have Been Located

Provisionally good news: Nigeria's Air Marshal Alex Barde announced that the location of the nearly 300 missing Nigerian girls has been discovered. However, he is reticent to immediately use force to actually rescue the girls, fearing that such a move could put the girls at more risk. But details of their… » 5/26/14 6:27pm 5/26/14 6:27pm

Six Nigerian Girls Share Their Boko Haram Escape Stories

Six of the 53 Nigerian girls who escaped Boko Haram kidnappers last month are speaking out. One girl named Kuma Ishaku told the New York Times that the men came into their school at night shouting first that they were the military, and later that they were Boko Haram. Some who were forced into the trucks decided to… » 5/15/14 1:00pm 5/15/14 1:00pm

Contrary to earlier reports, the Nigerian government has announced that they will consider negotiating with Boko Haram for the return of the 300 abducted girls, according to the Associated Press. » 5/13/14 4:45pm 5/13/14 4:45pm

Nigerian Government Refuses Boko Haram's Terms to Free Missing Girls

The Nigerian government has denied Boko Haram’s offer to exchange the nearly 300 abducted girls for the Islamist militant group’s “brethren” in jail. » 5/13/14 11:40am 5/13/14 11:40am

100 Missing Nigerian Girls Surface in Terrorist Negotiation Video

On Monday, Boko Haram released a new clip featuring 100 of the nearly 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria. The terrorist group says they are ready to return their hostages in exchange for their imprisoned “brethren” in southern Nigeria. » 5/12/14 10:00am 5/12/14 10:00am

Girl In Viral #BringBackOurGirls Photo Neither Nigerian Nor Abducted

This week, Twitter and Facebook's highly visible #BringBackOurGirls campaign highlighted the plight of 276 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. One problem: the most visible images used in that campaign are pictures of girls that aren't Nigerian. Or kidnapped. Or even technically girls… » 5/09/14 1:00pm 5/09/14 1:00pm

Not Even Al Qaeda Can Support Boko Haram Kidnapping the Nigerian Girls

Boko Haram’s penchant for stealing and killing schoolchildren may be more than even Al Qaeda can condone. As social media activists and even First Lady Michelle Obama spread the #bringbackourgirls hashtag, commenters on Islamist radical sites are worried that their Nigerian brothers might be doing too much and too… » 5/08/14 6:30pm 5/08/14 6:30pm