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Nigeria Chibok girls ‘shown alive’ in Boko Haram video

Nigeria Chibok girls ‘shown alive’ in Boko Haram video

A video released by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram appears to show some of the schoolgirls kidnapped two years ago from the town of Chibok. The video, apparently filmed in December, was sent to the Nigerian government and shows 15 girls in black robes identifying themselves as pupils abducted from the school. Some of those […]

Boko Haram Abducted Women and Girls for Sex

Boko Haram Abducted Women and Girls for Sex

Boko Haram may have abducted children and young women in Cameroon for sex exploitation and suicide bombing. Internally displaced persons were also vulnerable to human trafficking by militant groups. Yazan Imra, 18, was abducted from the Nigeria-Cameroon border town of Gambarou and taken to one of the terrorists’ hideouts. For two years, Imra was sexually […]

The ‘Wives’ of Boko Haram

The ‘Wives’ of Boko Haram

Laraba Bitrus was working in a small grocer’s shop in the northeastern Nigerian town of Gwoza when Boko Haram militants invaded. With nowhere to run, the armed men took her captive, beat her with a whip, and forced her to watch as they sawed off her uncle’s head. After 11 days, she fled on foot, […]

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