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“I was crying”: Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirl phones home after seven years

Nigeria Chibok schoolsgirls released 2017

Abuja, NigeriaThomson Reuters Foundation Nearly seven years since Islamist militants kidnapped two of his daughters from their school in north-eastern Nigeria, a hurried phone call let Ali Maiyanga know that his family’s ordeal might soon be over. The call on Thursday evening was from Maiyanga’s daughter Halima, who – along with her sister Maryam – […]

Parents seek global petitions to Nigerian President to “#BringBackOurLeah”

Leah Sharibu

World Watch Monitor The parents of the Nigerian girl, Leah Sharibu, held by Boko Haram, say they have renewed hope that she might safely return home after a short audio recording her kidnappers released last week. In the 35 seconds-long recording, the Christian teenager asks for help for her family and herself, calling on Nigeria’s president […]