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Fears and mistrust mount in Nigeria two months after Boko Haram’s mass kidnapping

Nigeria kidnap crisis: mounting fears and mistrust (via AFP) Two months since the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, the teenagers appear no nearer being found and freed, despite international support and media attention. As interest in the girls’ plight tails off after a viral social media campaign…  …

U.S.-backed TV channel seeks to counter extremism in Nigeria

A new TV channel soon to launch with US financial backing in northern Nigeria aims to counter the growing influence of radical Islamist groups like Boko Haram, the US State Department said Saturday. The project started last year and is set to begin……

Top Nigerian military official claims to know location of missing schoolgirls

‘We know where missing girls are’: Nigeria’s top military officer (via AFP) Nigeria’s highest ranking military officer on Monday gave a glimmer of hope to the families of more than 200 schoolgirls held by Boko Haram militants, revealing they had located the missing teenagers. “The good news for the girls…

Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria ‘declare war’ on Boko Haram over girls

Nigeria and its neighbours vowed Saturday to join forces against Boko Haram under an accord described as a declaration of war on the Islamic militants holding more than 200 schoolgirls. Meeting in Paris, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and his……

U.S. team arrives in Nigeria to help with hostage search

US experts have arrived in Nigeria to help rescue more than 200 schoolgirls being held hostage by Boko Haram Islamists, an embassy spokeswoman told AFP on Friday. “They are here…the team is on the ground,” Rhonda Ferguson-Augustus said, without specifying the precise make-up of the group. US officials have previously…

General Electrics to invest $350 million in Nigeria’s power sector

General Electric has signed a deal with a Nigerian bank to invest $350 million in Nigeria’s ailing power sector, the country’s trade and investment minister said on Friday. Olusegun Aganga said the deal between the US conglomerate and Stanbic Bank would finance small-scale projects to generate much-needed electricity. “They are…

French hostage recounts escape after captor left door open

The French hostage held for 11 months by an Islamist group in Nigeria told French television on Thursday he made his audacious run for freedom after his captor left a key in the door by mistake. Francis Collomp, speaking on the TF1 channel, described how on the night of November…

French hostage in Nigeria escapes while abductors pray

French hostage Francis Collomp, 63, escaped his captors in Nigeria, the office of President François Hollande said in a statement on Sunday. Collomp had been held since being abducted by the Ansaru Islamist group on December 19, 2012. FRANCE 24’s correspondent in Nigeria, Aminu Abubacar, reported that there were no…

Easter bomb attack near Nigeria church kills at least 20

KADUNA, Nigeria — A car bomb blast outside a church in northern Nigeria on Easter Sunday killed at least 20 people and put the country on alert over fears of further attacks, rescue officials and residents said. The explosion, a stark reminder of Christmas Day attacks that left dozens of…

British, Italian hostages killed amid Nigerian rescue bid

A British and an Italian hostage kidnapped in Nigeria nearly a year ago were killed on Thursday as a rescue operation sought to save them, and Nigeria said their Islamist extremist murderers were arrested. The killing of the two men kidnapped in May 2011 brought a shocking end to their…

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