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  • Chibok parents praying, 'groaning' 3 years later

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 17, 2017 (3 months ago)

    CHIBOK, Nigeria (BP) -- Parents of the nearly 200 missing Chibok schoolgirls continue to pray with hope three years after Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped the girls from a government boarding school in Chibok.

    Of the 276 girls kidnapped in an overnight raid in the mostly Christian town, an estimated 195 remain missing after the April 14, 2014 attack on the Government Girls Secondary School. Some of the missing are feared dead; others have been forced to birth children of Boko Haram fighters believed hiding deep in the Sambisa Forest in Borno. Read More

  • Boko Haram attacks after freeing 21 Chibok girls

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, October 25, 2016 (9 months ago)

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (BP) -- As many as 83 Nigerian soldiers are missing after Boko Haram attacked a military base in northeastern Nigeria and destroyed a village bordering Chibok just days after the negotiated release of 21 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, the Associated Press reported. Read More

  • 21 Chibok girls freed in Boko Haram prisoner swap

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, October 13, 2016 (9 months ago)

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    ABUJA, Nigeria (BP) -- The Nigerian government has secured the release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago, a Nigerian government official announced on Twitter today (Oct. 13).

    The kidnapping saga is part of the continuing horrors in Nigeria caused by the terror group, with an estimated 25,000 people, including many Christians, killed by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria since 2009 in its attempts to establish strict Sharia law across the country. Read More

  • Chibok girls shown in Aug. 14 Boko Haram video

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, August 15, 2016 (11 months ago)

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    ABUJA, Nigeria (BP) -- Dozens of girls said to be among those kidnapped in 2014 from a Chibok boarding school are shown in a video Boko Haram released Aug. 14 offering the girls in exchange for the release of imprisoned terrorists.

    An armed and masked Boko Haram member speaking on the video said some of the 219 or so Chibok girls still missing after the April 14, 2014 abduction had been killed in airstrikes by the Nigerian military and 40 had been married, but he did not specify the number of girls who remained alive, the Associated Press reported. Read More

  • Publicity surrounding Chibok girl's escape questioned

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (one year ago)

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    JOS, Nigeria (BP) -- The escape of a Chibok schoolgirl from Boko Haram is being exploited by the Nigerian government as an accomplishment in efforts to recover more than 200 girls still missing in the 2014 abduction, sources told Baptist Press.

    The Nigerian government has used the escape of Amina Ali Nkeki to create photo opportunities for good publicity internationally, while skirting the ongoing tragedy that the government has not recovered any of the missing girls, Open Doors USA's advocacy director Kristin Wright told BP.

    "It seems to be much more important to the Nigerian government to make good headlines around the world than it is to actually find the Chibok girls," Wright said. Read More

  • 1 Chibok girl found alive in Nigerian forest

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, May 19, 2016 (one year ago)

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    BORNO, Nigeria (BP) -- One of the 219 missing Chibok schoolgirls Boko Haram kidnapped has been found alive in Nigeria's remote Sambisa Forest, the French press agency AFP reported May 18.

    The schoolgirl, now 19, was found May 17 at night by civilians assisting the military and was reunited with family members before being transported to a military base in Damboa, the AFP quoted a Chibok community leader. Read More

  • Boko Haram: After 2 years, Chibok girls 'all well'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (one year ago)

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    CHIBOK, Nigeria (BP) -- Esther Yakubu has not seen her daughter Dorcas since Boko Haram kidnapped the girl with 275 classmates from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria two years ago, but Yakubu professes faith that the Lord is with her child.

    "I know that the angel of the Lord Almighty is with you, and He will continue to be with you wherever you are," Yakubu told the international Pathfinders Justice Initiative for women. "But I would like to advise you, wherever you are, please be strong in the Lord and He will see you through.... The Lord is your strength, and I have that hope in me that I will see you again and I will rejoice in the Lord Almighty." Read More

  • Boko Haram truce, girls' release unlikely

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, October 20, 2014 (2 years ago)

    BORNO STATE, Nigeria (BP) -- Divisions within Boko Haram weaken the credibility of a reported cease-fire announced Friday (Oct. 17) to secure the release of more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in April, an expert in Nigerian relations told Baptist Press. Read More