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Nigerian police fire teargas to break up protests over rising insecurity

Jun 12 2021

LAGOS/ABUJA (Reuters) -Police fired teargas and detained several demonstrators in the Nigerian cities of Lagos and Abuja on Saturday during protests over the country's worsening security situation.

UPDATE 1-As kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls returned to families, violence erupts

Mar 03 2021

JANGEBE, Nigeria, March 3 Police fired tear gas and soldiers shot their guns into the air in northwest Nigeria as violence broke out amid the return of 279 kidnapped schoolgirls to their families on Wednesday, a day after their release, according to two Reuters witnesses.

'Crying and moving': Nigerian schoolgirls recount forced march kidnap ordeal

Mar 02 2021

GUSAU, Nigeria Gunmen who kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria last week beat them and threatened to shoot them during a forced march into captivity, victims said on Tuesday after they were set free. | Video

Families wait as Nigerian security forces search for 300 abducted girls

Mar 01 2021

GUSAU, Nigeria Relatives of more than 300 girls abducted by gunmen from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria endured an agonising wait for news amid rumours that they had been released, while security forces continued their search on Sunday. | Video

Nigerian schoolboys freed as forces search for 300 abducted girls

Feb 28 2021

JANGEBE, Nigeria Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the north-central state of Niger, while security forces continued to search for more than 300 schoolgirls abducted in a nearby state.

Chaos and jubilation as freed Nigerian schoolboys reunite with family

Dec 19 2020

KATSINA, Nigeria Parents sobbed, mobbed their children in hugs and even kissed the ground in gratitude on Friday as they reunited with scores of schoolboys who had been kidnapped a week earlier in northwest Nigeria. | Video

Nigerian security forces rescue more than 300 schoolboys kidnapped by gunmen

Dec 17 2020

KATSINA, Nigeria Security forces on Thursday rescued nearly 350 schoolboys who had been kidnapped in northwestern Nigeria and taken into a vast forest, the governor of Katsina state said, bringing relief to many families. | Video

Anger grows over insecurity in northern Nigeria after kidnaps

Dec 17 2020

KATSINA, Nigeria, Dec 17 Protesters marched in northwestern Nigeria on Thursday under a banner reading #BringBackOurBoys as pressure mounted on the government to improve security in the region and secure the release of more than 300 kidnapped boys.

Families of kidnapped Nigerian boys fear time running out

Dec 16 2020

KANKARA, Nigeria Families of more than 300 kidnapped Nigerian schoolboys worried they may be radicalised or held for years as security forces combed a vast forest on Wednesday for armed captors possibly from the jihadist Boko Haram movement.

Boys escaped through forest after gunmen abducted their friends at Nigeria school

Dec 14 2020

KANKARA, Nigeria Usama Aminu was one of the lucky ones. He managed to escape when gunman abducted more than 300 pupils from his school in northwestern Nigeria. | Video

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