The militant group Boko Haram has has been trying to create an Islamic caliphate in northern Nigeria for the past seven years. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is hosting leaders from around the world to discuss how best to end the violence.
People in two of northeastern Nigeria’s six states say militants with ties to Boko Haram are still in control of areas despite the federal government’s unwavering stance that it has defeated the Jihadist militant group.
More than 1,000 people held captive by the militant group Boko Haram have been freed, according to Nigeria's military. Most were women and children, although some men who were forced to be fighters were also rescued.
The meeting comes shortly after Trump's unflattering comments concerning the African nation. It's likely the US will attempt to rebuild trust, while Nigeria has the chance to promote itself on the world stage.
The UN says more than 1,000 children have been kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria since 2013. The announcement came ahead of the fourth anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from Chibok.
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