In the media, the mystery of the missing Chibok schoolgirls usually eclipses the fate of thousands of other women kidnapped and enslaved by the Islamist group. DW reporters met one woman who was held in a camp with the girls but managed to escape.
In Nigeria, Boko Haram is recruiting women and girls to carry out suicide bomb attacks. NGOs and the Nigerian government are working to rescue these women and reintroduce them to society and their families.
One of the kidnapped Chibok girls has escaped after being held captive for more than three years by Boko Haram Islamists. Her escape means that 107 of the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped in April 2014 are now free.
82 of the Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago have just been released. It's reason for jubilation, says Thomas Mösch who detects nonetheless a jarring note.
Nigeria's president has met with 82 young women students freed by Boko Haram. In April 2014, the terror group kidnapped 276 girls from their boarding school in the northeastern town of Chibok.
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