Nigerian girls kidnapped

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., listens to reporters' question during a news conference with Deborah Peter, left, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Peter, is a sole survivor of a Dec. 11, 2011, Boko Haram attack on her household in Nigeria, where her father and brother were killed for not renouncing their Christian faith.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama: 80 US troops in Chad seeking abducted girls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help locate the nearly 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria last month, President Barack Obama said Wednesday. Obama, in a letter to […]

05/21/2014

Femi Falana, a lawyer and human rights activist, centre, leads a mass demonstration calling on the government to increase efforts to rescue the hundreds of missing kidnapped school girls of a government secondary school Chibok, in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

US says Boko Haram now ‘top priority’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department acknowledged Thursday it could have acted sooner to designate Nigeria’s Boko Haram a foreign terrorist organization, even though the Nigerian government and many Africa experts opposed the move when […]

05/15/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Nigeria opens door for talks with kidnappers

The U.S. has stepped up its efforts to help find the missing schoolgirls in Nigeria. Penny and Phil discussed this developing story with Associated Press National Security Correspondent Sagar Meghani:  

05/13/2014

Brigid Turner, a Jamaican national who lives in Brooklyn, holds a sign while chanting during a rally in front of the Nigerian consulate, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Nearly 30 US personnel assisting Nigerian search

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. team that is in Nigeria assisting the government in its search for nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls is made up of nearly 30 people drawn from the State and Defense departments, […]

05/12/2014

In this  photo taken from video  by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, Monday May 12, 2014 shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. The new video purports to show dozens of abducted schoolgirls, covered in jihab and praying in Arabic. It is the first public sight of the girls since more than 300 were kidnapped from a northeastern school the night of April 14  exactly four weeks ago. (AP Photo)

Nigerian extremist leader demands fighter release

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian Islamic extremist leader says nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls will not be seen again until the government frees his detained fighters. A new video from Nigeria’s homegrown Boko Haram terrorist […]

05/12/2014

People attend a rally calling on the Government to rescue the school girls kidnapped from the Chibok Government secondary school, in Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday May 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Abducted Nigerian girl scared to go back to school

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was “too terrifying for words,” and she is now scared to go back […]

05/12/2014

Women attend a mass-demonstration calling on the government to increase efforts to rescue the hundreds of missing kidnapped school girls of a government secondary school Chibok, in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, May 5, 2014.  (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

Muslim officials condemn abductions of girls

The abduction three weeks ago of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram is now generating worldwide attention and condemnation. Muslim leaders in various countries have criticized Boko Haram’s leader […]

05/07/2014

Mia Kuumba, of the District of Columbia, brandishes a wooden stick during a rally in front of the Nigerian embassy in northwest Washington, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, protesting the kidnapping of nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls, abducted from a school in the remote northeast of Nigeria three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

US to help Nigeria find kidnapped girls

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. will do everything it can to help Nigeria find nearly 300 teenage girls who have been missing since they were kidnapped from school three weeks ago […]

05/06/2014

Women attend a demonstration calling on government to rescue kidnapped school girls of a government secondary school Chibok, in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, May. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian girl describes kidnap, 276 still missing

Pressure is mounting for the U.S. to help find more than 200 school girls who were kidnapped from a Nigerian boarding school by Islamic extremists. In a videotape released yesterday, the leader of the group […]

05/06/2014

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 28,152 other followers