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.
More than 1,000 people held captive by the militant group Boko Haram have been freed, according to Nigeria's military. Most were women and children, although some men who were forced to be fighters were also rescued.
The Nigerian army rescued one of the 276 girls who was captured by Boko Haram terrorists at her school in 2014. Although dozens have been released, some 100 are still held captive by the Islamists.
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.
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.
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