Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
 / Updated 

A vigilante group of traditional hunters has volunteered to help find the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Armed with homemade guns, poisoned spears and amulets, about 100 men have gathered in a camp in Maiduguri and offered their services to the Borno state government.

Image: A man makes charms at a camp of a vigilante group of traditional hunters in Maiduguri
A man makes charms at the camp where a group of traditional hunters have gathered in Maiduguri, May 21, 2014.JOE PENNEY / Reuters