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Parents of Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped in 2014 by Islamic extremists attend a 10th anniversary event of the abduction in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Mansur Ibrahim )

A decade after the kidnapping of the Chibok girls in Nigeria, what has the #BringBackOurGirls movement achieved?

It’s been 10 years since the #BringBackOurGirls campaign was launched to rescue kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. Looking back at the campaign reveals its innovations and limitations.
Nollywood celebrity Patience Ozokwor, aka Mama G, pleads for the release of the more than 200 abducted Chibok school girls in Lagos on 29 May 2014. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Nigerian bandits strategically target school children for kidnappings – here’s why

Governance failure and location of schools around large expanses of unprotected forest zones make school children easy targets for bandits in Nigeria’s north-west.

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