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Year after schoolgirls taken, report catalogs Boko Haram atrocities

Year after schoolgirls taken, report catalogs Boko Haram atrocities

As Nigerians vowed never to forget scores of missing schoolgirls abducted a year ago by Boko Haram, the horrifying scale of the Nigerian terrorist group’s atrocities was laid bare Tuesday in a report by Amnesty International.

The abduction shocked the world and sparked a global hashtag, #BringBackOurGirls. Yet the girls kidnapped in the town of Chibok accounted for a small proportion of the civilians abducted by Boko Haram, according to the rights group, which estimates that at least 2,000 girls and women have been taken, as well as many boys and men.

The Islamist group, targeting Muslims and Christians alike, killed at least 4,000 civilians last year and at least 1,500 in the first three months of this year, Amnesty International estimates, adding that the real number could be much higher.

Read More:Year after schoolgirls taken, report catalogs Boko Haram atrocities – LA Times.

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