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Nigerian women and children trek six days to escape from Islamists

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A group of 15 Nigerian women and children trekked through the bush for six days to escape from Islamist militants who had kidnapped them...

One million Nigerian children to miss school due to mass kidnappings,...

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At least one million Nigerian children could miss school this year as the new term begins amid a rise in mass school kidnappings and...

School term delayed in Nigerian capital zone amid kidnapping crisis

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The start of the school term has been pushed back to an unusually late date in Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory (FCT) without explanation, after...

Gunmen kidnap 20 in northwest Nigeria as crisis spreads

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Gunmen kidnapped 20 people in remote Sokoto State in northwest Nigeria, police said on Wednesday, in what a local government source described as a...

Phone blackout, crackdown on kidnappers reported in northwest Nigeria

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Mobile telephone networks were shut down in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara, residents said on Monday, amid reports that authorities had ordered a...

Five girls rescued after Nigeria’s latest mass kidnapping, police say

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Five girls who were among 73 children kidnapped from a school in northwestern Nigeria have been rescued, police in Zamfara State said on Thursday,...

Four killed, dozens kidnapped in eastern Congo ambush

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Four civilians were killed and dozens taken hostage in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday when suspected Islamist militants ambushed a convoy and...

Gunmen abduct 73 children from school in northwest Nigeria

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Armed men kidnapped 73 children from a school in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara in the latest mass abduction in the region, police...

Joy as parents reunited with kidnapped Nigerian students

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Ninety children abducted from a school in Nigeria were reunited on Friday with their parents after being held captive for nearly three months, part...

Desperate Nigerians sell homes and land to free kidnapped children

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After armed men snatched seven of Abubakar Adam’s 11 children in northwestern Nigeria, he sold his car and a parcel of land and cleaned...

Six out of 136 abducted Islamic students die in north-central Nigeria

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Six of the 136 students kidnapped from an Islamic school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger have died of illness, the school principal...

Gunmen kidnap more than 75 people in northwest Nigeria

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Armed gunmen kidnapped at least 75 people from a village in northwest Nigeria, residents said on Saturday, the latest in a slew of abductions...

Bandits in northwest Nigeria release 15 students after parents raise ransom

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Bandits have released 15 more students kidnapped last month from a Baptist school in northwest Nigeria, officials told Reuters on Sunday. School administrator Reverend John...

Gunmen abduct 19 people from college in northwest Nigeria

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Gunmen abducted 15 students and four staff members from an agricultural college in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara, police said on Monday, the...

Local politician, Swiss national among latest kidnap victims in Nigeria

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A politician was abducted from his home in northern Nigeria on Monday and a Swiss national was kidnapped in a separate incident in the...

Kidnappers in Nigeria demand ransom to release 80 schoolchildren

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Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of one million naira each to release around 80 children snatched from a boarding school in northern Nigeria last...

Kidnappers in Nigeria release 28 schoolchildren, another 81 still held, says...

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Kidnappers who raided a boarding school in northern Nigeria earlier this month released 28 children on Sunday but another 81 remain in captivity, according...

Three Chinese, two Mauritanians kidnapped from construction site in northern Mali

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Three Chinese nationals and two Mauritanians were abducted from a construction site in northern Mali on Saturday when gunmen raided the site for equipment...

Nigeria kidnap spike threatens to create lost generation of students

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Yusuf Lado had not yet learned to read or write when his school closed for fear of attacks by armed gangs, which have been...

Kidnaps-for-ransom plague schools across northwest Nigeria

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Around 150 students are missing after armed men attacked a school in northwest Nigeria's Kaduna state, a parent and an administrator told Reuters on...

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