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LAGOS (Reuters) - The kidnap of 344 schoolboys in northwest Nigeria had the appearance of an Islamist militant attack. There was even a video purporting to show some of the boys with members of Boko Haram, the extremists behind the 2014 kidnapping of more than 270 schoolgirls in the northeast.
KANKARA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Annas Shuaibu says he awoke to the sound of gunshots fired by men who burst into his boarding school in northwest Nigeria in a nighttime raid. He and hundreds of other boys were rounded up and forcibly marched out of the school and into a nearby forest.
LAGOS, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Nigerian government on Friday said it paid no ransom to secure the release of schoolboys abducted from a school in the northwestern town of Kankara last week.
KATSINA, Nigeria (Reuters) - 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.
MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - A video circulating on social media on Thursday purportedly showed Islamist militant group Boko Haram with some of the hundreds of schoolboys kidnapped last week in northwest Nigeria.
KATSINA, Nigeria (Reuters) - 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.
KANKARA, Nigeria (Reuters) - 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.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A man identifying himself as the leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram said on Tuesday the Islamist group was behind the abduction of more than 300 schoolboys, as anxious parents begged the government to secure their release.