Bring Back Our Girls

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Although we all rejoice that over 200 girls were recently rescued from militant Islamic terror group Boko Haram, reports are saying that 90 percent are pregnant, reports, according to The International Business Times.

The paper reports:

Unofficial reports said 214 female captives out of the 234 freed from the Sambisa Forest over the weekend were visibly pregnant. The former hostages also face severe psychological trauma after spending days, weeks and months in captivity.

Boko Haram militants have kidnapped more than 2,000 women and girls since the beginning of last year, many of whom were forced into sexual slavery and trained to fight, Amnesty International said last month. Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), told Vanguard in Lagos the organization had seen more than 16,000 pregnancies and deliveries in northeast Nigeria in the past year.

It’s not yet known whether the Chibok schoolgirls which received international acclaim including from First Lady Michelle Obama in the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign are among the women and girls rescued. Sadly, some experts say that it’s unlikely that this group is still alive, possibly part of mass graves found in the Borno state in April 2015.

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