Chibok girls who are no longer being held by Boko Haram are now instead being detained by the Nigerian government. The government says it’s for trauma counseling, but some think there’s another motive.
The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has been terrorizing parts of northeast Nigeria for years. The violence is pushing the region to the brink of a hunger crisis.
The individuals have received prison sentences, but the government has refused to divulge other details, such as the names of the accused or charges faced. The mass trials have drawn criticism for a lack of transparency.
The trial of more than 2,000 suspected Boko Haram members started in Nigeria on Monday. It is the beginning of a legal marathon, but many observers doubt the trials can be carried out successfully.
Zanna Bukar Mustapha, who founded two schools offering free education to children affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, has won the Nansen Refugee Award given out by the UN Refugee Agency.
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