The Yelwa Massacre

May 2, 2004 Yelwa, Nigeria The Yelwa Massacre begins In February, Muslims in Yelwa killed approximately 78 Christians, the majority of whom were worshipping in church. The Christian community retaliated by killing approximately 630 Muslims over two days between May 2 to May 3. The attackers used a variety of weapons, including guns, knives, machetes,…

276 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria

April 14, 2014 Chibok, Nigeria 276 schoolgirls, between 16- and 18-years-old, are kidnapped by the extremist organization Boko Haram The girls were taken by members of Boko Haram — a militant organization also referred to as the Islamic State in West Africa — disguised as guards in the early morning hours of April 14. Over…