The women were picking fruit near a town blockaded by the militants for years, causing food shortages. The incident is considered the first mass abduction of women in the country.
31 Dec 2022
Adam Fox planned to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer and execute her for alleged treason. The foiled plot followed a public clash between the Democrat governor and former President Donald Trump.
23 Aug 2022
Kidnappings for ransom have become increasingly common in Imo state. Members of the clergy are frequent targets.
8 Dec 2021
A group with alleged ties to the "Islamic State" has "enslaved and sexually abused" hundreds of women and girls in Mozambique over the past three years, Human Rights Watch said.
2 Nov 2021
Suspected bandits in the early hours of Tuesday attacked the staff quarters of the University of Abuja, abducting four staff of the institution along with their children.
14 Sep 2021
Officials in Nigeria have said the students were freed with the help of several of their captors who had been pressured by a military crackdown to work with authorities.
2 Sep 2021
The attack on a remote village in the northwest of the country comes days after bandits released 90 pupils they had held captive. Police are searching for the perpetrators of the latest crime.
14 Jul 2021
The suspected members of Iranian intelligence allegedly planned to "forcibly take" a US journalist and human rights activist from New York to Iran.
12 Jul 2021
The chief of Kajuru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, and 10 family members have been kidnapped. Police have deployed rescue operations in Kaduna state.
9 Jul 2021
Yusuf Lado had not yet learned to read or write when his school closed for fear of attacks by armed gangs, which have been snatching students across northwest Nigeria in hopes of lucrative ransom payouts. The 7-year-old has now set aside his dream of becoming a doctor and is training to be a welder, despite his slight build.
6 Jul 2021
A school official said unidentified gunmen seized more than 100 children from a school in Kaduna, a provincial capital in northwest Nigeria.
6 Jul 2021
Gunmen kidnap staff and baby from northwest Nigerian hospital