Boko Haram's Long Lasting Effect

The shocking abduction of 276 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria last April 14 attracted world attention to the Boko Haram Islamist Group. One year later, the news remains blank and there is no new information about the poor girls. Boko Haram still holds 219 of the schoolgirls and hundreds of other abducted women and girls, many forced to convert to Islam and “marry” their captors. In March, media reported that Boko Haram fighters abducted and fled with more than 400 women and children in the northern town of Damasak. And many of the 57 escaped Chibok schoolgirls and other escapees now are still tortured as they have to deal with the recurring fear and thought of their experience. There is also the families of the captive girls who have to live without knowing what ever happened to their children. What can be done to help the escapees? What could be happening with the girls who are still captives?

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