Report Shows Boko Haram’s Barbaric Treatment of Hostages

This may be the most difficult story I’ve written for WORLD yet.

Although the Nigerian government recently claimed Boko Haram would release the 219 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped earlier this year, the captives have not been freed. And the Islamic militant group has continued to abduct more women and girls, primarily from Christian villages. A new report sheds light on the horror of their captivity.

Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international organization devoted to exposing human rights abuse, released a report called “Those Terrible Weeks in Their Camp” on Oct. 27, detailing Boko Haram’s brutality. The report’s authors interviewed many escaped kidnapping victims, witnesses, social workers, religious leaders, journalists, and others experts.

The report confirmed female hostages experienced forced marriages, sexual abuse including rape, beatings and other violence, servitude, and even compulsory participation in military operations.

Continue reading at WORLD’s website.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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