On 14 April 2014, Boko Haram militants seized 276 schoolgirls from their dormitory in the northeastern town of Chibok. Over the intervening years most of the girls have escaped or been freed following negotiations. But around 100 are still missing.
In recent weeks, several of the girls have been found by the Nigerian Army prompting speculation that Boko Haram may be abandoning their captives as the military steps up its campaign in the northeast.
Terrorists suspected by locals to be Fulani militiamen attacked a church in Ondo State, southwestern Nigeria, on 5 June, Pentecost Sunday, killing dozens of worshippers and injuring several others, local media report.
The attack took place at St Francis Catholic Church in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State during a Pentecost Sunday worship service.
Dr Onyemaechi Franklyne Ogbunwezeh interviewed on NewsBand TV about the decision of the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to delist Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act.
Dr Onyemaechi Franklyne Ogbunwezeh interviewed on Arise TV about the decision of the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to delist Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act.
Like many other ambitious girls in her little Chibok community, Maryam joined Government Girls Secondary School as a boarder. But her dream was dashed on that fateful night in April 2014 when armed terrorists attacked the school and abducted hundreds of girls, writes Amaka Okoye