September 19, 2014
Nigeria offers $300,000 reward for information on missing girls
Nigerian police offered a 50 million naira ($300,000) reward on Wednesday to anyone who can give credible information leading to the rescue of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamist rebels last month.
The authorities also confirmed that the number of girls kidnapped by the Islamist group's latest attack is 11 and not eight as it was first reported.
According to local police reports, on Sunday Boko Haram kidnapped eight girls from Warabe town, in northeastern Borno and then attacked a second country, Wala, 5 kilometers away and abducted three more girls.
Last month's mass kidnapping by militant group Boko Haram in the remote northeastern village of Chibok triggered an international outcry and protests in Nigeria, piling pressure on the government to get the girls back.
Over 200 people died today in a new attack by Boko Haram islamists in northeastern Nigeria, according to a report by Dalily Trust local newspaper.
Gunmen stormed Gamboru town last night and arbitrarily murdered its inhabitants. "We're counting bodies. At the moment 200 have been found, but there are many more," local politician Abdulrahman Terab said.