DW correspondent Adrian Kriesch speaks to a family desperate for news on the whereabouts of their kidnapped daughter. Boko Haram insurgents are suspected of targeting teenagers in the town of Dapchi.
There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but many have blamed Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Their vicious campaign to carve out a caliphate has killed thousands and displaced millions.
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.
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.
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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