Human Rights

Nigeria jihadists kidnap 20 children: residents

Jihadists have killed two people and kidnapped 20 children in Nigeria’s Borno state, where a more than decade-long Islamist insurgency rages, a community leader and two residents said on Friday. Jihadists from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) stormed the northeastern village of Piyemi on Thursday near the town of Chibok, killing two men […]

Human Rights

Nigeria outrage at Kano schoolgirl Hanifa Abubakar killing

The discovery of the decomposing body of five-year-old schoolgirl Hanifa Abubakar has triggered shock and outrage across Nigeria, where the hashtag #JusticeForHanifa is trending. The owner of her school, Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, has been arrested and the establishment closed. He allegedly kidnapped Hanifa in the northern Kano state in December to demand a ransom of […]