Apr 21, 2014 — Accounts have varied widely about what has happened to girls and young women presumed kidnapped by Islamist extremists. Authorities say 85 are unaccounted for. Families say the number is much higher.
Apr 17, 2014 — About 100 girls were grabbed Monday. Officials have blamed a radical Islamist group. Late Wednesday, Nigeria's military said almost all the girls had been accounted for. That claim is in dispute.
Apr 16, 2014 — The Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected of kidnapping about 100 schoolgirls — only eight are still unaccounted for. Boko Haram is also being blamed for Monday's bomb attack in Nigeria's capital.
Apr 14, 2014 — The explosion at a bus station near Abuja is thought to be the latest in a string of such attacks by the extreme Islamist group Boko Haram. More than 70 people were killed. More than 120 were injured.
Feb 25, 2014 — The Islamist group Boko Haram, which has been blamed for previous such atrocities, is again suspected. Boko Haram believes it's a sin to teach "Western" values to Muslim students.
Sep 29, 2013 — The attack occurred as many students of an agricultural college slept. As many as 50 people may be dead as a result of violence that is being blamed on the group Boko Haram.
Aug 13, 2013 — The Islamist militant group has been taking aim at Muslims whom it believes are adopting Western ways. The latest attacks included one at a mosque.
May 15, 2013 — Nigeria has been accused of doing "too little, too late" to stem militant Islamist violence, and President Goodluck Jonathan has acknowledged he's not fully in control.
Jun 19, 2012 — Nigerian authorities say at least 50 people died in three suicide bombings against churches and subsequent reprisal killings on Sunday and Monday. The violent Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, claimed responsibility for the bombings and vowed more attacks.
Mar 15, 2012 — Nigerian leaders may be opening indirect talks with the leadership of Boko Haram, the Islamic group that has attacked government buildings, schools and churches.