Tag Archives: Nigerian

Abducted Chibok schoolgirl found with baby by Nigerian army

LAGOS: One of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by jihadist group Boko Haram from their school in northeast Nigeria’s Chibok in 2014 has been found by soldiers, a Nigerian army spokesman said on Saturday, weeks after the militants released 21 of the girls. Around 270 girls were kidnapped in April 2014 by the Islamist militant… Read More »

Nigerian traditional rulers want prisoners freed before Delta talks

ABUJA: Traditional leaders in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta have demanded that authorities release youths arrested by the army before they will mediate in talks with militants who have been blowing up pipelines, a government official said. On Thursday, Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu met traditional leaders from the southern region where a wave of pipeline… Read More »

Nigerian gunmen kidnap expatriate cement workers in southern city

CALABAR, Nigeria: Gunmen in southern Nigeria kidnapped three expatriate cement industry workers and killed their local driver in an early morning attack, police said on Wednesday. The workers, two of whom later escaped, were contractors for cement company Lafarge Africa. Two were Australians and one a New Zealander. They were attacked on the outskirts of… Read More »