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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fearful Parents Seek Kidnapped Daughters’ Faces In Boko Haram Video

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — Nigerian parents of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram desperately scanned a video Tuesday released by the Islamist group in search of their daughters’ faces. One mother recognized her child; many others did not. U.S. aircraft began flying missions over northeastern Nigeria trying to trace the […]

May 13, 2014

U.S. Flying ‘Manned Missions’ To Seek Abducted Nigeria Girls

Lagos (AFP) – Manned U.S. aircraft were in the skies above Nigeria on Tuesday in the hunt for more than 200 missing schoolgirls, almost a month after they were kidnapped by Islamist militants. The United States said manned ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) aircraft were being flown and it had also shared commercial satellite imagery […]

May 13, 2014

Nigeria Boko Haram Militants Kidnap Eight More Girls

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped eight more girls from Nigeria’s embattled northeast, residents said on Tuesday, after the extremist group’s leader claimed responsibility for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls last month. “They moved door to door looking for girls,” said Abdullahi Sani, referring to the late Sunday attack in the […]

May 6, 2014