After being kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram attackers from school in northeast Nigeria, Monday, 76 girls were rescued by the Nigerian Army, Wednesday, while bodies of two others were recovered. It is believed that at least 13 other students may still be missing. The cause of death of the two girls discovered was not determinable.
As part of an exchange for detained suspects held by the Nigerian authorities from the Boko haram militant group, 82 of the nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped years ago has been released on Saturday. The released girls were expected to arrive in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Sunday to meet the country’s president. The mass abduction which took place in April 2014 in the town of Chibok, Nigeria, attracted wide international attention and inspired the #BringBackOurGirls movement.
An attack on an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria launched by the Boko Haram militants on Tuesday has killed more than 50. Specialists from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was ambushed by the Boko Haram fighters. The death toll is expected to rise. Among the victims, there are staff members of the University of Maiduguri as confirmed by the authorities.