Tag: kidnapped

How Nigeria is confronting girl-child violence and abductions

Some gunmen have kidnapped six girls and two staffs of Engravers College in Kaduna State of Northern Nigeria. Meanwhile, Saturday marks 2000 days since the abduction of 276 female students from a Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Nigeria’s Borno State. To discuss these stories, Oby Ezekwesili, Richard Weizsäcker fellow at Robert Bosch Academy, Berlin joins CNBC Africa for more.

Mohammed Dewji, Africa’s youngest billionaire, kidnapped in Tanzania

The Tanzanian businessman was abducted by unidentified men in Dar es Salaam.

Chibok girl escapes Boko Haram, says Nigeria’s presidency

Another Nigerian schoolgirl from the kidnapped group known as the "Chibok girls" has escaped from her captivity by Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, a presidential spokesman said on Wednesday.

German archaeologists kidnapped in Nigeria have been freed

No ransom was paid when they were freed late on Saturday, the official said, without giving details.

Gunmen kidnap five students, two staff from Nigerian school-police

In September, Ogun state police rescued two kidnapped Chinese nationals who were working for a quarry company.

Boko Haram may have used Chibok girls as shields during attack

Boko Haram has killed 15,000 people and displaced more than 2 million during its insurgency.

Boko Haram faction ready to negotiate release of 83 more Chibok girls

A faction of the militant group released 21 of the girls on Thursday after the Red Cross and the Swiss government brokered a deal.