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Nigerian girls held near their school for 11 days - yet were not rescued...
Posted On 05/11/2014 16:56:27 by lagosadmin
The latest violence took place in the town of Liman Kara, prompting some 3,000 people to flee. Abawu James Watharda, a local official, said because of the ensuing panic, nobody had been able to give him accurate casualty figures. Last weekend, some 300 people were reported to have been killed in the remote north-eastern town of Warabe. Some of the residents fleeing Liman Kara said the insurgents had blown up the bridge that linked north-east Borno state – Boko Haram's mai... Read More

Nigerian president says believes kidnapped girls still in the country -...
Posted On 05/09/2014 19:56:05 by lagosadmin
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Kidnappings in Nigeria - The Economist
Posted On 05/09/2014 14:56:09 by lagosadmin
FOR the past few years President Goodluck Jonathan has publicly shrugged off the deaths of thousands of people, mainly in the north-east of his country, portraying them as the unfortunate but unavoidable result of a fanatical insurgency for which his government cannot be blamed. But in the past few weeks the plight of 200-plus girls abducted from a school by Boko Haram, the extremist group chiefly responsible for the mayhem, has put Mr Jonathan and his government under an international spotlight... Read More

Father: Nigerian 'soldiers were not there' after Boko Haram raid at...
Posted On 05/09/2014 14:56:04 by lagosadmin
-- What did the Nigerian government know about the mass abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants, and when did it know it? Those are the tough questions being asked after an explosive report made public Friday accused Nigerian military commanders of knowing the terror group was on its way to raid a boarding school in the town of Chibok at least four hours before 276 girls were abducted.[Finish Article ]... Read More

#BringBackOurGirls focuses world's eyes on Nigeria's mass kidnapping -...
Posted On 05/09/2014 09:56:09 by lagosadmin
Three weeks after 257 girls were snatched from their school in Chibok, a fortnight after #BringBackOurGirls first appeared on Twitter, and a day after Barack Obama described the kidnapping as both heart-breaking and outrageous, the eyes of the world are finally and firmly fixed on events in the remote reaches of north-eastern Nigeria[Finish Article ]... Read More

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