Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls and women, ages 16 to 18, in the middle of the night at a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria, in April 2014, drawing global outrage. Scores of the girls remain missing...


In their first interactions with any media organization, CNN's Isha Sesay met most of the 21 girls at the meeting held at the presidential villa.
They posed for photos and politely but shyly answered questions about their well-being. Although in their early 20s, the Chibok girls appear trapped in their schoolgirl personas, their development seemingly arrested by two and a half years in captivity.
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Twenty-one were released last week. Another 83 girls are due to be released. And they are skin and bone, apparently. They were used as physical labor.

Out of the 276 originally taken an estimated 100 girls were married off then taken away by Boko Haram members early on. A couple of articles I've read have suggested that some girls, another 100 of them(?), have refused to go back to Nigeria because of the stigma they'll face there due to the sexual abuse they suffered. In fact, it has been suggested that the girls that have been returned may be sent abroad to be educated due to the stigma. 

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