May 21, 2024
Amnesty International Decries 98 Chibok Girls’ Nine-Year Captivity, Other Abductions
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Amnesty International Decries 98 Chibok Girls’ Nine-Year Captivity, Other Abductions

Amnesty International has decried what it describes as the utter failure of the Nigerian authorities to learn from the heartbreak of Chibok town in Borno State and, ultimately, to protect children.

 

The non-governmental organisation made the assertion in a statement today upon the backdrop of the ninth anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of 276 students from a girls’ secondary school in Chibok.

 

At least 98 girls are reportedly still being held by Boko Haram and a slew of abductions have taken place since.

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Amnesty International noted that since the Chibok schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram, other schools have been targeted, with girls being abducted, raped, killed or forced into “marriages”.

 

According to the group, the Nigerian authorities, however, have not carried out a single credible investigation into the security failures that left children vulnerable to the atrocities committed by Boko Haram and gunmen.

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