Under violence Nigeria's girl abductees become child soldiers

Under violence Nigeria's girl abductees become child soldiers

Joe DeCapua for VOA News – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., U.S., AMERICAS: Children are bearing the brunt of much of the violence in northeastern Nigeria – including killings, rapes, abductions and attacks on schools. A new report blamed Boko Haram militants, Nigerian security forces and self-defense militias. The group – Watchlist on Children and […]

NIGERIA: 60+ kidnapped girls escape Boko Haram camp

NIGERIA: 60+ kidnapped girls escape Boko Haram camp

Hilary Uguru with Abdulkareem Haruna for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Abuja, NIGERIA, WESTERN AFRICA: Authorities in Nigeria say more than 60 women kidnapped in mid-June escaped during the weekend from their presumed Boko Haram captors.  But hundreds of other girls kidnapped in April remain missing.  Women and girls were kidnapped when Boko Haram attacked […]

Nigerian government stops public protest for missing girls

Nigerian government stops public protest for missing girls

WNN Breaking (WNN) Abuja, NIGERIA, WESTERN AFRICA: After weeks of frustration Nigerian parents, along with advocates, of the abducted Chibok school girls are now being told they can no longer protest in the streets of the capital city of Abuja, or in other regions throughout Nigeria. With rising tensions in the region, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory […]

Nigerian government arrests two female #BringBackOurGirls protesters

Nigerian government arrests two female #BringBackOurGirls protesters

Mausi Segun for HRW – WNN Breaking (WNN/HRW) Abuja, NIGERIA, WESTERN AFRICA: Nigerian State Security Service agents this morning arrested Saratu Angus Ndirpaya and Naomi Mutah Nyadar. Their crime? Leading protests that criticized the government of President Goodluck Jonathan. They were arrested after an all-night meeting with his wife, Patience Jonathan, at the presidential villa […]

Over 185 teenage girl students still missing after Nigeria school attack

Over 185 teenage girl students still missing after Nigeria school attack

WNN Breaking (WNN) Chibok, NIGERIA, WESTERN AFRICA: As confusion over the correct exact count of abducted and missing girls in Nigeria’s Borno State continues, parents have reported that 234 of their daughters are still missing after some parents have taken rescue into their own hands entering what locals call ‘dangerous forest territories’ following the Monday […]