Dr Fatima Akilu: Rehabilitating Boko Haram victims.


The atrocities and abductions by Boko Haram in Nigeria are well-documented --most notably the story of the 2014 Chibok girls' abduct ion, where the latest group was released in May this year.

Less well documented, however, is what happens to the freed abductees, some of whom become so radicalised that they even escape back into the hands of Boko Haram.

This is where Dr Fatima Akilu's work through her organisation, the Neem Tree Foundation, becomes so critical, as it seeks to rehabilitate the freed victims back into society.

It is a particularly difficult task given the lack of available resources and the very strong sense of stigma that attaches to the...

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