Sunday, May 7, 2017

Nigeria Chibok girls: Eighty-two freed by Boko Haram

This article talks about how the terrorist group Boko Haram freed 82 women of approximately 276 that they captured around three years ago. Almost 200 are still reported as missing. They were brought into the custody of the Nigerian Army and reunited with the majority of their families. It talks about the tension that Northeastern Africa is under due to the unstable presence that Boko Haram brings to the table. They label themselves as a caliphate that is very much similar to ISIS. Many of the schoolgirls that were captured were heavily tried to be influenced to convert to Islam and marry many of the captors. This situation is was led by a pretty large social media campaign to find and bring back the schoolgirls. Boko Haram has killed over 30,000 people, and have forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes, in the approximately 8 years that they've "formally" existed.

- Brett Johnson

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