Nigeria's Chibok Draws Attention to Ongoing Boko Haram Attacks

A Chibok community-based organisation in Borno State has decried the escalated attacks in the area by Boko Haram militants since 2014. They said the attacks have intensified and would worsen if nothing was done. The group revealed that many other communities in the area have been attacked over 69 times with 299 deaths and many houses, churches, and vehicles razed. The group also said that since 2014, there were no updates from the national government on the remaining 112 Chibok girls still being held captive and its plans to rescue them. Boko Haram abducted 276 girls on April 14, 2014. The girls were asleep at their school, awaiting exams, when they were taken. Their capture led to the #BringBackOurGirls movement.

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Map of Chibok, Nigeria.

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