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Machete-wielding thugs attack opposition party congress in Nigeria,...
Posted On 04/17/2014 22:56:10 by lagosadmin
Nigerian officials say machete-wielding thugs have attacked delegates at a meeting of Nigeria's main opposition coalition, wounding scores in the northern city of Kaduna. Aisha Umar of the National Electoral Commission says the attackers on Thursday hacked off the arm of a man carrying a ballot box. Scores of people were hospitalized.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Fate Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria Now Uncertain - NPR (blog)
Posted On 04/17/2014 22:56:09 by lagosadmin
A Nigerian school principal says searchers are still looking for about 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamist extremists, even though the nation's military has said all but eight of the victims are now safe and accounted for. "We are still waiting and praying for the safe return of the students ... the security people, especially the vigilantes and the well-meaning volunteers of Gwoza are still out searching for them," Principal Asabe Kwambura[Finish Article ]... Read More

Confusion Over The Fate Of Schoolgirls Kidnapped In Nigeria - Huffington...
Posted On 04/17/2014 17:56:11 by lagosadmin
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - APRIL 16: UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa Region, Manuel Fontaine speaks about kidnapped Nigerian school girls, between the age of 12 and 17, in a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland on April 16, 2014. (Photo by Fatih Erel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown - Washington Post
Posted On 04/17/2014 17:56:09 by lagosadmin
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Search Continues for More Than 100 Schoolgirls Abducted in Nigeria - The...
Posted On 04/17/2014 12:56:14 by lagosadmin
The AP reports that Islamist extremists in Nigeria are likely kidnapping girls to be used as cooks and sex slaves, though it also a punishment for going to a school and attempting to get an education. in a March 23 recording, Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, threatened to abduct schoolgirls and launch raids, which prompted all schools in Borno state to close as a safety precaution. The Nigerian military are currently hunting for the students. [Finish Article ]... Read More

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