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 Chibok, Borno state, Nigeria

Chibok is a Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Chibok. It has an area of 1,350 km² and a population of 66,105 at the 2006 census.


Chibok is primarily a Christian village.


In 2014, more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted from Chibok by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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“The commemoration of the anniversary of Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity is not a mere ritual, nor an annual event that brings people together for merriment, but a gathering of concerned Nigerians who share the pain and who will never sit back to watch Nigerian's children dehumanised by terrorists.
Nearly four years after militants attacked a rural school and kidnapped over 200 girls in a well-planned raid, the nightmare has ended for about 100 Nigerian girls. Young women now, they study at a private school and grapple with life as a former “Chibok girl.” “I'm back, as they say,” Hauwa Ntakai told a ...

Nigeria is facing calls to establish how many of the missing Chibok schoolgirls are still alive, after claims that nearly 100 of them might have lost their lives in captivity. Parents of the missing girls and supporters gathered in the small town in remote northeast Nigeria at the weekend to mark the fourth ...
Nigeria is facing calls to establish how many of the missing Chibok schoolgirls are still alive, after claims that nearly 100 of them may have lost their lives in captivity. Parents of the missing girls and supporters gathered in the small town in remote northeast Nigeria on Saturday to mark the fourth anniversary ...
The abduction of 276 final year students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State on 14th April 2014, became a great turning point in the nation's military campaign to eradicate the Boko Haram Islamist terrorist organisation which has held Nigeria to ransom in the past nine years.
A Nigerian journalist with links to the Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed only 15 out of the 112 missing Chibok girls are still alive. ... Mr Salkida said the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan had asked him to negotiate for the release of the Chibok schoolgirls two weeks after they were ...

Four years after Boko Haram insurgents abducted over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, North-east Nigeria, parents of those still in captivity are still in grief, saying they would seek the intervention of the United Nations. The parents have also vowed to head to the International Court of Criminal ...
As Nigeria prepares to mark the four year anniversary of the Chibok kidnapping, a recent copycat attack serves as a reminder that Boko Haram is anything but defeated. Since coming into power in 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has claimed Boko Haram is "technically" defeated and ...
Apex northern socio-cultural group, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has called on the federal government to intensify efforts at rescuing Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls still under Boko Haram captivity. ACF, which greets Christians for the Easter celebration, also ...
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Wednesday urged Christians to pray for the release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity. Sharibu, a Christian girl, was among the students abducted from Government Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State on February 19, ...
No fewer than 30 parents of yet-to-return Chibok girls had arrived the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, to visit a former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. The dreaded Boko Haram sect had invaded Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State and took away 276 pupils ...
As many Nigerians celebrate the release of the over a hundred schoolgirls kidnapped by the notorious Islamist group Boko Haram in February, the #BringBackOurGirls movement formed to advocate for the release of the abducted Chibok girls are not happy. The Nigerian government promised and ensured ...
Her own daughter, Rifkatu, is still missing nearly four years after she and over 200 of her classmates were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants from their school in Chibok about 275 km (170 miles) away. Then four weeks ago, Boko Haram kidnapped 110 girls from a school in Dapchi in the biggest mass ...
Nigerians on Wednesday took to social media to call for the release of schoolgirls abducted in Chibok, Borno State after 110 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls were returned. The Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from a Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) in ...
The movement has been at the forefront of a campaign to free the 276 Chibok girls seized in a similar fashion in April 2014. It gave the government a seven-day deadline to free the remaining 112 Chibok girls and the 110 seized in Dapchi last month, or else face a lawsuit on the grounds of criminal ...
The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, arrived Abuja, Nigeria's capital Monday, where he pledged the support of the U.S. in securing the quick release of the Dapchi and remaining Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists and expressed hope that a deal for their release would be ...
It was with rude shock that Nigerians and indeed the entire world recently received the news of the abduction of over a hundred girls from their school in Dapchi, Yobe State. The incident, just like that of Chibok girls of 2014 was said to have been carried out by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.

At the celebration of International Women's Day by the IndustriAll Nigeria in Lagos, he said those who abducted the Dapchi girls and the Chibok girls ... sensitivity and accountability on the part of all Nigerian and African leaders to the plight of African girls including Dapchi and Chibok abducted girls.
Boko Haram had earlier on April 14, 2014, abducted over 200 pupils of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, while more than half of them had either escaped or secured their release through negotiations. Olujimi, who presented the motion on Garba's behalf, said the Senate was ...
Shuibu Moni, a Boko Haram commander who was freed in exchange for some 82 kidnapped Chibok girls in a deal facilitated by the Swedish government last May has issued fresh threats against the Nigerian state. A video exclusively obtained by Saharareporters shows Moni and some members of his ...
But unlike the Chibok scenario during the Goodluck Jonathan government when politics took centre stage on whether the 276 girls were kidnapped or not, the Dapchi case is not in dispute. The Federal Government had admitted that 110 girls were kidnapped from the school. The Federal Government ...
On Monday, February 19, 2018, Boko Haram insurgents invaded Government Girls Science Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe state, abducting 110 of the 906 student population. It was yet another tragic day for a nation that is yet to get over a similar incident that took place on April 14, 2014 in Chibok, ...
File photo shows a released Chibok girl hugs her relative in Abuja, Nigeria, May 20, 2017. Four years ago more than 200 schoolgirls, also from an all-girl college, were abducted by Boko Haram in the northeastern town of Chibok.(Xinhua/Olatunji Obasa). ABUJA, March 2 (Xinhua) -- A faction of Nigeria's ...
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has rubbished a statement credited to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed that his administration delayed in responding to the abduction of Chibok girls. Mohammed, while speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of the Editors' plaza ...
Though in the Chibok incident, which presents similar scenario with the Dapchi abduction, some of the girls reportedly managed to escape from their captors. And while about 100 were freed, in exchange for Boko Haram militants following a negotiations said to have been brokered by the International ...
A former Director of Operations in Army Headquarters, Major-General Garba Wahab (Rtd), has said attributed the Dapchi schoolgirls kidnap to Nigeria failing to draw lessons from the earlier Chibok girls kidnap. Wahab, who featured as a guest on Channels Television's Sunrise Daily, was visibly not ...
Lagos - The abduction of 111 schoolgirls by jihadist militants in Nigeria last week comes four years after the same group kidnapped 276 girls from Chibok, a case that shocked the world. In the latest mass kidnapping, Boko Haram snatched the girls on February 19 from their boarding school in the ...
In April 2014, the sleepy town of Chibok in Borno State was thrust first into national, and then international limelight when 276 female students from a local high school were abducted by the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram. It's difficult to remember now how slowly news of the abduction trickled out.
Other Chibok girls were given the chance to study in the United States. They, too, have demonstrated the indomitable spirit of the African woman and shone in their studies. One of these women, Sa'a, captured this spirit when she said: “My dream is I want to become a doctor, by God's grace. And I'm working ...
RTX4BQ6L Girls said to have been kidnapped from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok are seen in an unknown location in Nigeria in this video still obtained on January 15. More than 90 schoolgirls are now feared missing following an attack on Monday by Islamic militant group Boko Haram in a village ...
Kano - A Boko Haram attack on a girls school in northeast Nigeria has revived fears of another Chibok-style mass kidnapping, even as the government claims the jihadists are on the verge of defeat. Dozens of heavily armed fighters stormed Dapchi village in the Bursari area of Yobe state on Monday ...
A Nigerian court has jailed a Boko Haram militant involved in the 2014 kidnapping of the Chibok girls. Haruna Yahaya, 35, is the first member of the group to be sentenced for playing a part in the mass abduction. The former trader, who confessed to his role in taking the 276 schoolgirls, argued he was ...
President Buhari said though it has taken so long to secure their release, government was doing its best to free the remaining Chibok girls from their abductors. He said the return of over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram from Dapchi, a town in Nigeria's Yobe State should reassure parents in ...
Boko Haram had earlier on April 14, 2014, abducted over 200 pupils of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, while more than half of them had either escaped or secured their release through negotiations. Olujimi, who presented the motion on Garba's behalf, said the Senate was ...
Four years ago, the APC said that GEJ should visit Chibok girls secretly. Also, the party lampooned the President that he bungled the fight against Boko Haram, and has demonstrated “sheer cluelessness” in handling the abduction of the school girls. And when Goodluck Jonathan aborted the plan to visit ...
Kano - Boko Haram's latest abduction of schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria has evoked painful memories for Yagana Yamane and Saraya Amos - and for good reason. In 2014, the pair were among 276 girls kidnapped from their boarding school in Chibok, in an attack that brought world attention to the ...
The senator said the abduction proved that the country had not learnt its lesson from the Chibok episode. He said the kidnap of the Dapchi school girls represented a “failure of the system” and a “serious” set back in the fight against the insurgents. “It's wrong to continue to claim and proclaim the defeat of ...
After the Chibok school girls' abduction imbroglio few years ago here comes another spectacular mass kidnapping in yet another female academic institution in Dapchi, Yobe state. The Dapchi Government Girls' Science Technical College was not known to many Nigerians until now. While the Chibok ...
Former Education Minister, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has expressed dismay over the recent kidnap of schoolgirls from Dapchi in Yobe State, four years after the abduction of Chibok girls. Speaking at a leadership event organised by Pastor Taiwo Odukoya of Fountain of Life Church in Lagos, she said: ...
In April 2014, the sleepy town of Chibok in Borno State was thrust first into national, and then international limelight when 276 female students from a local high school were abducted by the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram. It's difficult to remember now how slowly news of the abduction trickled out.
Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement Aisha Yesufu has said that the Federal Government has failed to learn lessons from the abduction of the Chibok School girls in 2014 – a situation which she says has resulted in a recurrence of such in Yobe state. “It's a sad situation, it's really heart ...
WOMEN AFFAIRS MINISTER, PARENTS AND FREED CHIBOK SCH GIRLS MEETS AGAIN 6.. Minister of Women Affairs, senator Aisha AlHassan with some freed Chibok School Girls and a parent during a second meeting of Parents and Freed 106 Chiboks Girls as they prepare to enter high school for ...
Other Chibok girls were given the chance to study in the United States. They, too, have demonstrated the indomitable spirit of the African woman and shone in their studies. One of these women, Sa'a, captured this spirit when she said: “My dream is I want to become a doctor, by God's grace. And I'm working ...
A Nigerian court has jailed a Boko Haram militant involved in the 2014 kidnapping of the Chibok girls. Haruna Yahaya, 35, is the first member of the group to be sentenced for playing a part in the mass abduction. The former trader, who confessed to his role in taking the 276 schoolgirls, argued he was ...
Chibok schoolgirls, freed from Nigeria extremist captivity, are photographed in Abuja, Nigeria, on May 8, 2017. Three university ... Buhari also urged Nigeria's army to intensify its efforts to bring home the remaining Chibok girls who are still being held by Boko Haram, Shehu said. "We are so pleased that ...
The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement says the claim by the army to have defeated the Boko Haram insurgent group is a distraction. In a statement on Wednesday, Sesugh Akume, spokesman of the BBOG, said President Muhammadu Buhari made the rescue of Chibok girls and persons in captivity as ...
Nigerian-British actor David Oyelowo, says he has granted leadership scholarship to five freed Chibok girls who were abducted by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014. The Oscar nominated actor, born in England to Nigerian parents, is best known for his portrayal of Martin Luther King in the award winning ...
Abuja - Nigerian police on Tuesday briefly detained activists calling for the release of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists nearly four years ago, campaigners said. Members of the #BringBackOurGirls advocacy group were taken into custody as they held their daily demonstration in ...
PICNI spends N1bn on Chibok school reconstruction. Published January 19, 2018 ... The Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative, has said it spent N1.05 billion on the reconstruction of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state. The school was burnt down by Boko Haram ...
Members of the bring back our girls group have expressed concern over government's deficiency in properly communicating to the public, its efforts towards rescuing the remaining 112 girls still in captivity. Reacting to the latest video of the girls, the campaigners at their daily sit-out in Abuja said the release ...


 

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