Boko Haram Fighters Abducted 2,000 Girls, Says Rights Group

On the first anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok girls in Nigeria, the rights group Amnesty International says Boko Haram has abducted upwards of 2,000 girls during its campaigns in the north-east, and that some girls have been raped, forced into marriage or deployed as child soldiers.


The #BringBackOurGirls campaign has lost momentum and support over the last year.



A destroyed church in Attagara.

Satellite imagery from March 3, 2015 shows an intact hospital facility in Bama, Nigeria. The red indicates healthy vegetation.

Imagery on March 17, 2015 shows major damage to the hospital. The destruction was confirmed to have happened between March 13 and 17. The darker colours indicate burned areas.


  • The War Against Boko Haram

    Vice News
    Publication Date:
    3 April 2015

    Since 2009, the militant Islamist group known as Boko Haram has wreaked havoc in northern Nigeria. Instilling terror through bombings, abductions, and ... see more »


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