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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...

One killed, 10 kidnapped in Nigerian school raid

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One student was killed and at least ten people were kidnapped when gunmen raided a school in northern Nigeria, officials told Reuters on Friday. The...

Kidnappers free 14 Nigerian students in northwest Kaduna state

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Kidnappers have released the remaining 14 students who had been held captive after being abducted last month from a northern Nigerian university, a senior...

Tuna fishing vessel crew kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea

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Five crew members of the fishing vessel Atlantic Princess were kidnapped after pirates boarded her south of the Ghanaian port Tema. According to Dryad Global...

Gunmen abduct 30 students in northwest Nigeria as payoffs ‘boomerang’

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Gunmen kidnapped around 30 students in an overnight raid on a forestry college in northwest Nigeria, an official said on Friday, the fourth mass...

Dozens of students abducted from forestry college in northwest Nigeria

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Gunmen in northwest Nigeria kidnapped around 30 students overnight from a forestry college near a military academy, three students said on Friday, in the...

‘Crying and moving’: Nigerian schoolgirls recount forced march kidnap ordeal

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Gunmen who kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria last week beat them and threatened to shoot them during a...

‘They said they’ll shoot’: Nigerian schoolgirls recount kidnap ordeal

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Gunmen have freed all 279 girls kidnapped from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, officials said on Tuesday, as victims described how their abductors...

Kidnapped Mali opposition staff released

Five people kidnapped last week with Mali opposition leader Soumaila Cisse were freed overnight, but Cisse and three others are still missing, his party...

SA media man home after kidnapping

A South African photojournalist kidnapped in Syria by Islamic State three years ago returned home on Thursday with the help of Turkey’s intelligence agency,...

Kidnapped SA miner released in DRC

A South African mine worker kidnapped by militia in eastern Congo in July was released on Thursday, according to the official Twitter account of...

Turks rescued after kidnapping

Four Turkish nationals abducted last week in the Nigerian state Kwara were rescued, police said. The Turks were kidnapped at gunpoint by six armed men,...

Islamic State claims Nigerian aid workers kidnap

Islamic State’s West Africa branch claimed responsibility for kidnapping six aid workers in north-east Nigeria. International aid agency Action Against Hunger said a staff member...

Chinese kidnapped in Nigeria

Unknown gunmen kidnapped two Chinese workers and killed a policeman in the southern Nigerian state Edo, a police spokesman said. The abductions happened last Wednesday...

Cameroon opposition leader kidnapped

Unidentified gunmen in Cameroon’s Anglophone region kidnapped the leader of a leading opposition parties for the second time in two months, his party said. Separatist...

Kidnapped oil workers rescued

Two Royal Dutch Shell oil workers kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Niger Delta region last week were rescued a police spokesman and Shell Petroleum Development...

Nigeria oil rig kidnap

Gunman kidnapped three oil workers from Canada, Scotland and Nigeria from a rig in Nigeria’s Delta region officials said, the second abduction in the...

Eight arrests in connection with Uganda kidnap

Uganda arrested eight local people suspected of involvement in kidnapping an American tourist and her guide last week, government said. Kimberley Sue Endecott (35) and...

Abducted American tourist released after “settlement”

An American tourist and her guide abducted in Uganda last week were released after a “negotiated settlement” with the kidnappers, the firm organising her...

American tourist kidnapped in Uganda rescued

An American tourist and her driver were rescued unharmed after being kidnapped in a national park in south-western Uganda last week, Ugandan authorities said. Kimberley...

Kidnapped American did not have a guard – claim

An American woman kidnapped with her driver at a popular Uganda wildlife park failed to take an armed ranger as required by park regulations,...

Cameroon child kidnappers warned victims not to go to school

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Children kidnapped by gunmen in western Cameroon said their captors warned them not to go back to school, recounting the ordeal as...

Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirl begs for freedom

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The father of a Nigerian schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram called for government to do more to secure her freedom after audio...

Water plant workers killed, kidnapped in Libya

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Suspected Islamist militants killed two workers and kidnapped two others at a water plant in south-eastern Libya early, the second attack targeting...

Son searches for mother taken hostage in West African desert

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Sebastian Petronin slumped over a laptop watching a video of his mother, in a headscarf and looking frail and tearful, the latest...

Kidnapped father of Nigerian national soccer captain rescued

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Nigerian police rescued the father of national soccer team captain John Obi Mikel after he was kidnapped for the second time in...

Kidnappers demand bitcoin ransom

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A criminal gang in South Africa who kidnapped a teenage boy are demanding a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency of nearly $120,000, police...

A hundred and ten girls unaccounted for after Boko Haram attack

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A hundred and ten girls are missing after an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, the...

Somali guilty of kidnapping Canadian journalist

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A Somali national was convicted in an Ontario court for his role in the 2008 kidnapping of Canadian Amanda Lindhout, held captive...

Nigerian kidnap suspects arrested, third killed

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Police in Nigeria's southern Delta state killed one suspect and arrested two others accused of involvement in the kidnapping of four British...

Four kidnapped in Nigeria’s Delta State

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Four Britons were kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Delta state, a police official said. The police are attempting to rescue the four, who were...