Caught between the Boko Haram insurgency and deadly farmer-herder conflicts, kidnapping and banditry are gaining a foothold in Nigeria’s northern areas.
Many Nigerian women who were once married to Boko Haram fighters are navigating their trauma, though by not denying their experiences. They also want to raise their children in anonymity, hoping their true identity is never revealed.
The survivors of rape and torture in Nigeria have begun to meet counsellors, defying local perceptions and rituals, but the stories are countless and the listening ears are very few.
Nigeria's government says Boko Haram militants have returned 101 of the 110 girls who were abducted from their school in Dapchi a month ago.
Any negotiations would be the first publicly known talks between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, whose seven-year insurgency to create a state in the country's northeast has killed 15,000 people.
Nigeria's military has confirmed that top Boko Haram commanders Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman were killed while the group's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau, was injured.
One of Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants found in northeastern Nigeria after she was kidnapped more than two years ago.
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