Parents fear time may be running out for their sons as Boko Haram has a history of turning captives into militant fighters.
Meanwhile, Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the abduction of the students – more than 300 boys – from northern Katsina State.
More than 300 students are missing after gunmen stormed the Government Science School at Kankara late on Friday and engaged security forces in a fierce gunbattle, forcing hundreds of pupils to flee and hide in surrounding bushes and forest.
An armed group with AK-47s, stormed the Government Science secondary school in Kankara district which led to a shootout between the gunmen and security forces.
The Western multinational finds itself in the eye of the storm after its employees were found to be spilling oil to earn illicit money cleaning it up.
UN revises death toll from initial 43 as residents bury scores of victims following a massacre allegedly by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Borno state.
Boko Haram militants slaughter at least 43 farm labourers in northeastern Borno state, says local militia leader who helped survivors.
Around 100 cattle thieves open fire on Muslim congregation in remote Dutsen Gari village of Zamfara state, killing five and kidnapping 18 others, police say.
Top military official tells a judicial committee that soldiers indeed carried live bullets during October 20 protests in Lagos city where shootings killed several people causing both local and international outrage.
Africa's biggest economy slips into recession as GDP contracts for second consecutive quarter, statistician general says.
Nigerian currency of N1,000, N500 and N200 denominations has Ajami – non-Arab language Arabic script – on them. Some argue this is not secular, while others say it is the only way a portion of the population can understand what is written.
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed is being pressed behind the scenes to allow mediation on Tigray conflict that has spilled into neighbouring Eritrea and rocked wider Horn of Africa, diplomats say.
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