Video: Scores of Nigeria’s Chibok schoolgirls reunited with their families

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity were reunited with their families for the first time Saturday in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity were reunited with their families for the first time Saturday in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

Dozens of Nigeria’s Chibok schoolgirls ‘freed’ from Boko Haram

At least 80 schoolgirls who were among more than 200 kidnapped by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria in 2014 have been released, security sources, a senior minister and the father of two of them told reporters on Saturday.

At least 80 schoolgirls who were among more than 200 kidnapped by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria in 2014 have been released, security sources, a senior minister and the father of two of them told reporters on Saturday.

Nigeria marks three years since 276 girls kidnapped in Chibok

Nigeria marks three years since Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok on Friday, a day after the government announced it is in negotiations for the release of those still being held.

Nigeria marks three years since Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok on Friday, a day after the government announced it is in negotiations for the release of those still being held.

Nigeria’s Buhari returns home after medical leave in UK, but health rumours persist

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday returned to Nigeria after nearly two months’ medical leave in Britain but said his deputy would remain in charge for several days as he needed more rest.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday returned to Nigeria after nearly two months' medical leave in Britain but said his deputy would remain in charge for several days as he needed more rest.

Nigeria admits ‘regrettable mistake’ after killing dozens of refugees

Nigeria’s air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country’s northeast on Tuesday, a tragedy the president’s office called a “regrettable operational mistake”.

Nigeria’s air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country’s northeast on Tuesday, a tragedy the president’s office called a “regrettable operational mistake”.

Nigerian air force strike on refugee camp ‘kills dozens’

At least 52 aid workers and civilians were killed on Tuesday when an air force jet accidentally bombed a camp in northeast Nigeria instead of Boko Haram militants, medical charity MSF said.

At least 52 aid workers and civilians were killed on Tuesday when an air force jet accidentally bombed a camp in northeast Nigeria instead of Boko Haram militants, medical charity MSF said.

Boko Haram chief denies losing stronghold in new video

Boko Haram’s elusive leader Abubakar Shekau appeared in a new video on Thursday to dispute a claim that the jihadist group had been routed from its Sambisa Forest stronghold.

Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau appeared in a new video on Thursday to dispute a claim that the jihadist group had been routed from its Sambisa Forest stronghold.

Twin bomb blasts near market in northeast Nigeria

Officials and witnesses say twin bomb blasts have exploded in a crowded area near a market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri. Many casualties are feared.

Officials and witnesses say twin bomb blasts have exploded in a crowded area near a market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri. Many casualties are feared.

Scores killed in Nigeria church collapse

A church roof has collapsed in southeastern Nigeria causing “many deaths and injury” the country’s president said Saturday, with state media reporting that up to 200 people could have been killed.

A church roof has collapsed in southeastern Nigeria causing "many deaths and injury" the country's president said Saturday, with state media reporting that up to 200 people could have been killed.

Scores killed in suicide bombings targeting Nigeria market

Two female suicide bombers on Friday killed 45 people and wounded 33 others when they detonated their explosives in a crowded market in Nigeria’s restive northeast, the emergency service said

Two female suicide bombers on Friday killed 45 people and wounded 33 others when they detonated their explosives in a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeast, the emergency service said

Nigeria military accused of killing at least 150 pro-Biafra protesters

Nigeria’s military has killed at least 150 peaceful protesters in a “chilling campaign” to repress renewed demands to create a breakaway state of Biafra in the southeast, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Nigeria's military has killed at least 150 peaceful protesters in a "chilling campaign" to repress renewed demands to create a breakaway state of Biafra in the southeast, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Nigerian troops rescue Chibok girl kidnapped by Boko Haram

Nigerian troops rescued a Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists more than two years ago in a raid Saturday. She had a 10-month-old baby boy born to a Boko Haram fighter, said a statement from army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman.

Nigerian troops rescued a Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists more than two years ago in a raid Saturday. She had a 10-month-old baby boy born to a Boko Haram fighter, said a statement from army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman.

Boko Haram suspected in deadly twin bomb attacks in Maiduguri

Twin explosions from female suicide bombers suspected to be with Boko Haram killed nine people and injured 24 in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri on Saturday morning, officials and witnesses said.

Twin explosions from female suicide bombers suspected to be with Boko Haram killed nine people and injured 24 in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri on Saturday morning, officials and witnesses said.

Boko Haram’s liberation of 21 Chibok girls raises ransom questions

The release on Thursday of 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014 has raised new questions over the ongoing negotiations with the Islamist militant group for the hundreds of Nigerian girls who remain captives.

The release on Thursday of 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014 has raised new questions over the ongoing negotiations with the Islamist militant group for the hundreds of Nigerian girls who remain captives.

Boko Haram region poised for world’s worst crisis, says UN

Without more donor support the emergency situation caused by Boko Haram will become the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, a top UN official said Friday, as a massive appeal remained just a quarter funded.

Without more donor support the emergency situation caused by Boko Haram will become the world's worst humanitarian crisis, a top UN official said Friday, as a massive appeal remained just a quarter funded.

Nigerian photographer captures Maiduguri life beyond Boko Haram

Maiduguri, Nigeria, capital of the northern state of Borno, has become almost synonymous with Boko Haram. But one photojournalist is trying to change that – by taking pictures that focus on life outside the Islamist militant group’s violent acts.

Maiduguri, Nigeria, capital of the northern state of Borno, has become almost synonymous with Boko Haram. But one photojournalist is trying to change that – by taking pictures that focus on life outside the Islamist militant group's violent acts.

Boko Haram releases new video without embattled leader Shekau

The jihadist group Boko Haram has released a new video without its embattled leader Abubakar Shekau, lending weight to claims by the Nigerian army he had been gravely wounded in an air strike.

The jihadist group Boko Haram has released a new video without its embattled leader Abubakar Shekau, lending weight to claims by the Nigerian army he had been gravely wounded in an air strike.

Boko Haram’s Shekau vows to fight IS group rival for leadership

A struggle within Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group Boko Haram is playing out in public, with a new leader named by the Islamic State group accusing the longtime leader of killing his own people and living in luxury while fighters’ babies starve.

A struggle within Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram is playing out in public, with a new leader named by the Islamic State group accusing the longtime leader of killing his own people and living in luxury while fighters' babies starve.

Nigerian girls can wear headscarves to school, court rules

Nigerian girls have the right to wear the hijab headscarf to school, an appeals court has ruled in a country where suicide bombers have abused Islamic dress to hide their deadly weapons.

Nigerian girls have the right to wear the hijab headscarf to school, an appeals court has ruled in a country where suicide bombers have abused Islamic dress to hide their deadly weapons.