21 of the Freed Chibok Girls Return Home with 34 Children Born in Captivity – Report

The Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) has released a report that sheds light on the ongoing fallout from the 2014 abduction of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State. According to the report, of the Chibok girls who have been freed so far, 21 returned with 34 children.

In addition to the harrowing accounts of sexual violence and coercion, the MMF report has uncovered further devastating effects of the Chibok schoolgirls’ abduction. As the report indicated, 48 parents of the victims passed away during the 10-year ordeal.

Furthermore, the report revealed that 91 out of the 276 abducted schoolgirls are still missing.

Speaking at the virtual presentation of the report, the Chief Executive Officer of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation, Dr Aisha Muhammad-Oyebode, underscored the importance of addressing the root causes of conflict, extremism, and violence against women and girls in Nigeria.

Citing the alarming trend of kidnapping that has become all too common in the country, Dr Muhammad-Oyebode called on the Nigerian government and the international community to work together to implement the 10 key recommendations put forward by the MMF.


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