Nigeria’s president said he has dispatched security chiefs to coordinate a rescue operation for the students taken by the unidentified gunmen in Niger state.
Meanwhile, Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the abduction of the students – more than 300 boys – from northern Katsina State.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Chad and Nigeria to promise the full backing of the United States to countries on the frontline of the war on terror.
Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from a school in Chibok in 2014 and 113 still remain in captivity today. The families of the Chibok girls are waiting for their return.
More than 200 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in the northern town of Chibok in April 2014. But through negotiations dozens of them have been released.
It's been three years since the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in northern Nigeria. Boko Haram continues to be at the forefront of a nine year-long insurgency, creating one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world.
The fate of nearly 200 girls, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, still remains unknown, while their families demand that Nigeria's government bring them back home.
The Human Rights Watch report documented 43 women who have been sexually abused by officials meant to protect them.
The fate of 219 Chibok schoolgirls remains unknown after Boko Haram militants kidnapped them from a middle school in Borno State, Nigeria in 2014.
Muhammadu Buhari has requested help from the United Nations in negotiating to swap the abducted Chibok schoolgirls for detained Boko Haram leaders.
Any negotiations would be the first publicly known talks between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, whose seven-year insurgency to create a state in the country's northeast has killed 15,000 people.
The video posted Sunday on Twitter shows a girl in a headscarf claiming that some of her kidnapped classmates died in aerial bombardments by the Nigerian military.
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