The global rights watchdog urged Nigeria to release the children – some as young as five years – detained in degrading and inhuman conditions in military cells, in a report rejected by the Nigerian army.
Many Nigerian women who were once married to Boko Haram fighters are navigating their trauma, though by not denying their experiences. They also want to raise their children in anonymity, hoping their true identity is never revealed.
Police said that at least 23 people have been killed by armed bandits in Nigeria's northwestern Zamfara state.
This is nearly half the 685 kidnappings countrywide in the first quarter of the year, an average of seven per day.
Nigeria counts votes in closely-fought presidential election even as voting continues in some units where polling opened late or ballot machines malfunctioned.
Military sources said the attack targeted the Forward Operation Base in Ngwom village, some 14 km north of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the village of Mailari in the Guzamala region of Borno. The strike is the latest blow to Nigeria's efforts to defeat insurgencies in the restive country.
Two blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid al Fitr holiday, in an attack bearing all the hallmarks of Boko Haram.
Nigeria's military said they rescued more than 1,000 people held captive in northeastern Nigeria from the jihadi group Boko Haram. The hostages were consisted mainly of women and children.
It is the first time in years the Nigerian government has said it was talking to Boko Haram about a ceasefire.
Nigeria's government says Boko Haram militants have returned 101 of the 110 girls who were abducted from their school in Dapchi a month ago.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is sending more troops and reconnaissance aircraft to look for the schoolgirls abducted in Monday's attack by Boko Haram. The group had abducted over 270 girls from the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014.
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