The kidnapping of nearly 300 girls in Nigeria by Islamist extremists Boko Haram has sparked global outrage and an online campaign, Bring Back Our Girls.
Islamist militant group Boko Haram grabbed swathes of Nigeria's northeast last year, killing thousands in an unprecedented land grab.
Boko Haram fighters killed older boys and men in front of their families before taking women and children into the forest where many died of hunger and disease, freed captives said on Sunday.
More than 677 females have been released from Boko Haram were taken to a refugee camp amid a campaign to push extremists from Sambisa Forest.
The government has not confirmed that the girls rescued from Sambisa Forests are the same ones abducted from Chibok last year.
NBC News' Sheinelle Jones hosts special coverage of the one year anniversary of the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls in Nigeria.
It's been a year since 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria. As the anniversary arrives, more than 200 are still missing.
Daniel Eyre painted a disturbing picture of the rules of conduct 'brutally enforced' by Boko Haram on men and women under its control in Nigeria.
Protesters marched through Abuja, Nigeria, marking one year since more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram militants.
Exactly one year after #BringBackOurGirls became an international rallying cry, where are the kidnapped girls? And is Nigeria any safer?
Around 800,000 children have been forced to flee Boko Haram's campaign of violence in Nigeria, according to a UNICEF report.
Nigeria's attempt to crush Boko Haram ahead of Saturday's presidential election has resulted in an increase in suicide bombings on civilians.
African officials make no secret of their desire to find and kill Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.
Nigerian military video claimed to show bombardment of Boko Haram locations in Borno state. It is not known who the figures are seen running.
Retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari is standing against Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan in what looks the country's closest ever political race.
The two terror groups are equally murderous, but officials question whether they will join forces.
The United States will introduce technology allowing African partners to communicate between cellphones, radios and computers.
Officials believe the Islamist terror group Boko Haram is prepping for an attack on Maiduguri, and fear for the safety of the city's Christians.
Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram carried out their first known attack on the neighboring country of Chad early Friday, a lawmaker said.
The Nigerian military has vowed to tackle Boko Haram before rescheduled elections, but there are concerns elections could be postponed even longer.
Deadly attacks by the militant group Boko Haram have put a stranglehold on one of Nigeria's key cities.
Boko Haram violence coupled with administrative chaos threatens to leave millions of Nigerians unable to vote in the country's general election.
An alleged rift between the U.S. and Nigeria in combating Boko Haram was the result of a "misunderstanding," a top Nigerian official said.
Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram has released photos purporting to show a training camp for child soldiers, analysts said.
Sambo Dasuki, Nigeria's top security official, accused many of his own soldiers of being "cowards" in the fight against the Islamist sect Boko Haram.
A man purporting to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack on the northeastern town of Baga.
A Nigerian father has told NBC News of how his daughter went missing during Boko Haram's deadly raid on the fishing town of Baga.
Boko Haram has rounded up hundreds of women and children and imprisoned them in a school following what appears to be the group's deadliest attack.
A weekend of child suicide bombings in Nigeria may be evidence that Boko Haram has employed a tactic of forcing child abductees to blow themselves up.
Amnesty International released satellite images Thursday of two towns in Nigeria that they say reveal the scale of destruction from recent Boko Haram attacks.
The leader of Nigeria's brutal Islamist sect Boko Haram praised the perpetrators of last week's Paris terror attacks in a video posted online.
More than 2,000 people are unaccounted for after radical Islamist sect Boko Haram torched more than 10 towns in Nigeria, a lawmaker told NBC News.
Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram stormed a key multinational military base, seizing weapons and vehicles and killing an unknown number of people.
Members of the Nigerian terror network are believed to have raided the remote village of Gumsuri on Sunday, killed 35 people and abducted over 100.
Intensifying violence perpetrated by Islamist radicals and government troops in Nigeria has claimed more than 10,000 lives in just 12 months.
Seven months ago, Mercy Paul was one of the more than 200 girls kidnapped by Islamic terrorists, Boko Haram. Today she's free and living in Oregon.
Eyewitnesses told Reuters that a woman had entered the roadside trading area behind the city's main market before blowing herself up.
The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has attacked and seized the town where it kidnapped more than 200 girls in April, local lawmakers said Friday.
The leader of Nigeria's Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government.
Hundreds of girls captured by Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram have been subjected to rape, forced labor and coerced participation in ambushes.
U.S. officials confirm that the terror group abducted as many as 60 girls and women just a day after the Nigerian government announced a ceasefire.
A wave of violence erupted hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram.
Nigerian defense official's announcement seen as either wishful thinking or a political ploy to benefit President Goodluck Jonathan.
One of hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by a brutal Nigerian terrorist group has been found wandering in the bush, police said Friday.
Terror group's leader Abubakr Shekau extends his bloody reign of terror over bigger swathe of country as government forces flee.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was on Wednesday forced to call for the removal of posters capitalizing on the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.
The attack on Doron Baga was first reported by Reuters eyewitnesses and confirmed to NBC News by Khalifa Ahmed Zanna.
Exactly 100 days after Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by by Islamic extremists Boko Haram, 219 of them were still missing.
In a new video, Boko Harama mocks the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, and demands that the Nigerian government release members of their group imprisoned in Nigeria. NBC's Katy Tur reports.
The group's leader Abubakar Shekau released a video mocking the hashtag supported by Michelle Obama and others.
Malala is visiting Nigeria to pledge support for finding 200 missing girls.
The influence of Islamist sects such as Boko Haram and al Shabaab threatens to engulf central Africa in religious violence, an expert warns.
Boko Haram has been identified as the perpetrator of attacks on a Nigerian military base and a rural mosque as it continues its violence in Nigeria.
A Nigerian businessman has been arrested on suspicion of heading a Boko Haram intelligence cell that helped in the abduction of 200 school girls.
U.S. officials have stressed that information from surveillance flights has not answered many questions about the girls' whereabouts.
Adokiye says she would give up her virginity in return for the release of the more than 200 girls Boko Haram kidnapped in mid-April.
Officials are looking into reports that militant Islamists raided villages over the weekend, source tells Reuters.
Bombing and attacks by Islamist insurgents happen almost daily in Nigeria's north, but it wasn't clear if the militants were behind the attack.
More than two months have passed since the Islamic militant group kidnapped the girls from their school.
Nigeria students return to school despite being perilously close to Chibok where militants Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of girls in April. NGO Operation Blessing is aiding them.
The terror group has murdered at least 1,000 people since it kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls in April.
British Foreign Secretary Hague announced measures agreed upon by Nigeria’s neighbors, along with the U.S., Britain and France, to defeat Boko Haram.
The United States is financing a new TV channel in northern Nigeria to counter insurgencies by Boko Haram and other groups in the region.
The Islamic fighters are making a comeback from a year-long military offensive aimed at crushing them.
President Goodluck Jonathan said he had ordered security forces to use any means necessary under the law to crush Boko Haram.
The schoolgirls have been missing more than a month since they were abducted by Boko Haram, an Islamist terror organization.
Nigeria's military chiefs and the president are apparently split over how to free nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists.
Members of the U.S. elite military forces are wary of being sent on a mission by popular demand to rescue the missing schoolgirls.
The military said it could not disclose the location and ruled out using force to rescue the girls.
U.S. military assistance to Nigeria in hunt for kidnapped schoolgirls apparently fuels terror group's leader's desire to strike back.
First lady Michelle Obama talks about the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and the need to push for equality for women around the world.
Traditional hunters volunteer to join the search for Boko Haram.
The U.S. has deployed an unmanned predator drone over eastern Nigeria to search for the missing girls. The terrorists who kidnapped the girls have reportedly split them up into small groups and scattered them throughout the jungle.
The White House plans to tell Congress that the 80 Chad to oversee drone operations in the search for the 276 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls.
A heat map on how #bringbackourgirls took over the globe.
A pair of powerful bombs tore through a crowded market and bus terminal, the second one timed to target rescue workers.
The militants slip over the border, hiding among the local population, which is either sympathetic to their cause or terrified into compliance.
Cameroon special forces are on the lookout for the missing girls and the terrorist group, Boko Haram, that kidnapped them.
Nigeria's traditional hunters armed with poisoned spears and amulets are eager to use their supernatural powers to help find the missing schoolgirls.
Tightly packed inside trucks designed to carry cattle and cargo, hundreds of refugees flee Boko Haram's terror in Nigeria for the safety of a Cameroon.
Officials are trying to use local intelligence from Nigeria’s border region to help find hundreds of kidnapped school girls.
As the search for nearly 300 missing Nigerian schoolgirls languishes, neighboring Cameroon is helping gather intelligence that might lead to their rescue.
African leaders met in Paris to discuss how to recover hundreds of missing Nigerian school girls taken by Boko Haram.
People are living in fear of Boko Haram and some have moved to neighboring countries to avoid the terrorist group.
Abubakar Shekau ratcheting up his anti-U.S. rhetoric in an effort to increase his global influence among militant Muslims.
Actress Salma Hayek holds up a sign that reads "#BringBackOurGirls" as she arrives for a screening at the Cannes International Film Festival.
Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan likened the terror group that kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls to the al Qaeda of western Africa.
Authorities are investigating reports that at least one Cameroon soldier was killed and 10 people were abducted.
Some 276 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing since April 14 after they were captured by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
The girls' capture has gripped the world, it just doesn’t seem to have made much of an impression on Nigeria's president.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has canceled a planned visit to Chibok, the town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram.
At the same Senate hearing, a State Department official said resolving the crisis was a top priority for the United States.
Yeo painted Yousafzai in 2013 after she started attending a school in Birmingham, England, where she now lives.
While the crisis-response team will be staying in Sicily for an unspecified amount of time, they won't be headed for Nigeria, the Pentagon said.
Sympathizers in Nigerian military, wide-open Central African black market for arms give rebels plenty of firepower to wreak havoc.
In an attempt to locate their daughters, the parents of the girls who were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria tried to identify them in the recently-released Boko Haram video.
A U.S. drone flew a surveillance mission over Nigeria on Tuesday in search of some 276 school girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The commanding general of U.S. Army forces in Africa is on the ground in Nigeria working to find and rescue hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls.
“I was shocked and saddened when I heard about the abduction,” said Malala Yousafzai.
A man shot in the head by Boko Haram says the militant Islamist group has "no mercy" - and urged the world to pray for Nigeria's missing girls.