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New York Times
News about Nigeria, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
Updated: 2 hours 52 min ago
Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Abuja, killing at least 75 people and wounding 141.
The girls were kidnapped early Tuesday from a state school in the heartland of the Boko Haram insurgency, startling a country already numbed by a steady drumbeat of horrific episodes attributed to the Islamist militant group.
Military forces on Wednesday freed most of the teenage girls who had been abducted the previous day by Islamist militants, a spokesman for the armed forces said in a statement.
Gunmen kidnapped about 100 teenage girls on Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, in what officials said was a new attack by Muslim militants.
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