Boko Haram Still Holds 100 Girls Captive
Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram‘s kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in the Nigerian town of Chibok, which launched the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign. More than 100 remain missing.
The United Nations Children’s Fund said the number of children Boko Haram has kidnapped and killed is likely much higher. ” In addition to these children, last year, 432 children were killed and maimed, 180 were abducted, and 43 girls were sexually abused in this conflict-wracked part of the Lake Chad region.”
The group has been waging attacks in the country since 2009.