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Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Garrithe1st: 12:35am On May 09, 2017
ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted three years ago by Islamist Boko Haram militants refused to be part of a group of 82 girls freed at the weekend, a mediator involved in the release said on Monday.

The militants on Saturday released 82 schoolgirls out of the more than 200 they kidnapped in April 2014 from northeast Nigeria in exchange for prisoners.

Yet mediator and lawyer Zannah Mustapha said some of the abducted girls had refused to go home, fuelling fears that they have been radicalized by the jihadists, and may feel afraid, ashamed or even too powerful to return to their old lives.

"Some girls refused to return ... I have never talked to one of the girls about their reasons," said 57-year-old Mustapha, who acted as an intermediary in the latest negotiations between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram.

"As a mediator, it is not part of my mandate to force them (to return home)," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in the capital Abuja.

The return of the 82 girls on Saturday marked the second group release of the Chibok girls by Boko Haram - with both deals brokered by Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross - after 21 young women were released in October.

A few others have escaped or been rescued, and 113 of the girls are believed to be still held in captivity by Boko Haram.

The latest release may give a boost to President Muhammadu Buhari, who made crushing the militants' insurgency a pillar of his election campaign in 2015, and said in April that the state was in talks to secure the release of the remaining captives.

Yet many women and girls abducted by Boko Haram identify with their captors, may not want to give up their new lives with their militant husbands, or feel forced to stay due to fear or shame, according to Nigerian psychologist Fatima Akilu.

"They develop Stockholm syndrome, identify with captors and want to remain," said Akilu, who has run deradicalization programs for Boko Haram militants and women abducted by them.

"Some are afraid of what to expect, the unknown. We don't know how much influence their husbands have in coercing them not to go back," added Akilu, head of the Neem Foundation, a non-profit group aimed at countering extremism in Nigeria.

NEGOTIATING FOR PEACE

Future talks between Nigeria and Boko Haram militants will extend beyond the release of the remaining Chibok girls in captivity and focus on negotiating peace in the conflict-hit northeast, according to Mustapha.

His role as a mediator dates back to 2007, when he founded the Future Prowess primary school in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state. When conflict broke out in 2009, the school remained open and even enrolled those children born to Boko Haram fighters.

The Islamists have killed 15,000 people and displaced more than two million during a seven-year insurgency aimed at carving out an Islamic caliphate in mainly Muslim northeastern Nigeria.

"We are not just talking ... we are still actively working towards peace," Mustapha said.

"Even though we have got (some of) the girls back, I don't feel we have made much progress. After the (release of) the 21 girls, how many hundreds have been killed by suicide bombings?"

Although the army has retaken much of the territory initially lost to Boko Haram, large parts of the northeast, particularly in Borno, remain under threat from the militants, who have ramped up bombings and attacks in recent months.

The release of the 82 Chibok girls could be a sign that the militants are weakening further, raising hopes that the remaining captives will be freed one day, said security analyst Ryan Cummings, head of risk management consultancy Signal Risk.

"While Boko Haram may indeed hold out in releasing all of the hostages to maintain some form of leverage, the reality is that the girls have limited value to the sect outside of public relations capital and are likely placing a strain on resources."


https://www.google.com.ng/amp/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1841X4

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by tollyboy5(m): 12:59am On May 09, 2017
they are feeling unsecured or what maybe theyve been enjoying bokoharam kondo for years grin

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Desyner: 1:42am On May 09, 2017
The human mind is wonderful. I pray they see reason to leave

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Krossbow123: 2:13am On May 09, 2017
Na 2018, Batch C dem dey

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by mykelmeezy: 2:41am On May 09, 2017
na so

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Olanrefront3355(m): 2:57am On May 09, 2017
If na me nko grin




Shekau for president!!!!! grin

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Amberon: 5:28am On May 09, 2017
Lol
Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by juman(m): 5:39am On May 09, 2017
Hmmm

Boko haram fed abductees better than buhari feeding the idps.

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by JideAmuGiaka: 6:51am On May 09, 2017
Lies! You told us that Sambisa forest is completely overtaken by the Nigerian Army, you later brought 82 well nourished girls from God knows where, you told us that Boko haram took good care of them, now you're telling us that some kidnapped girls refused to embrace freedom.

So these girls prefer to stay in the forest with snakes, scorpions and military bombardments?.

APC and PDP the most corrupt political parties in the world pls tell us where una kept these girls.

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by bubu2019: 7:08am On May 09, 2017
A boko haram panis is twice bigger and stronger,if i lied ask those mamas,sorry i mean chibok girls

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by donmalcolm21(m): 7:10am On May 09, 2017
The girls heard that Dhekau takes care of women more than Nigeria government so they did the needful

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by ebby9z(m): 7:13am On May 09, 2017
Shekau takes care of his own grin grin grin

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Kondomatic(m): 7:30am On May 09, 2017
Desyner:
The human mind is wonderful. I pray they see reason to leave
There is no good reason to leave. BH cares for them more than the government

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Amebo123: 8:00am On May 09, 2017
Boko haram try well fed and new cloths. They dont look like anyone that have stayed in the forest.

Welldone BH

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by PFRB: 8:01am On May 09, 2017
Shame Shame Shammmmmeeeeee

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by curvilicious: 8:46am On May 09, 2017
Chibok girls mata again?

Expect price hike or something that will daze Nigeria again. Cos everytime a chibok girl is released something must go wrong

Nijuria

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by veekid(m): 8:46am On May 09, 2017

gullible scam

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by TroubleMaker47(m): 8:46am On May 09, 2017
And would u blame dem? undecided

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Dbeendf(f): 8:46am On May 09, 2017
There is no home to return to

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Factfinder1(m): 8:47am On May 09, 2017
They found good dicks

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Banwod1st(f): 8:47am On May 09, 2017
Naija which way?

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Banwod1st(f): 8:47am On May 09, 2017
Factfinder1:
They found good dicks
Habah!!!!
Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Segadem(m): 8:47am On May 09, 2017
Hmmmmm
Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by adorablepepple(f): 8:47am On May 09, 2017
undecided
Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Madu100t(m): 8:48am On May 09, 2017
Garrithe1st:



https://www.google.com.ng/amp/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1841X4
if it were u, will u like to return wen u are camped with 3 square meal daily

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Sunnycliff(m): 8:48am On May 09, 2017
Quite terribke and disheartening
Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Segadem(m): 8:48am On May 09, 2017
Amebo123:
Boko haram try well fed and new cloths. They dont look like anyone that have stayed in the forest.

Welldone BH
[size=10pt] hmmmm, that's what you believe it is, Boko haram has financial backing within and without the country, they have over 2,000 comrades which they feed daily, do u think a poor organization can afford that? Even some years back they have sophisticated weapons which our minitry can not boast of then, and according to report they have 24hrs constant electricity (power by solar energy) they have access to cable TV stations around the world, even many of us who live in city can not boast up to 30% what these people possess in terms electronic gadgets.
[size]
do u still call it a forest?

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by ylaa(f): 8:48am On May 09, 2017
Either they are scared or are used to sambisa. May the Lord help them to know that there is no place like home.

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by MARKone(m): 8:49am On May 09, 2017
They are feeling the "D", won't be surprised if some of those that returned, starts sneaking back.

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by Built2last: 8:49am On May 09, 2017
the next batch to be released

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Re: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Refused To Come Home by aboki2000(m): 8:49am On May 09, 2017
Krossbow123:
Na 2018, Batch C dem dey

Enjoynment mood no gree make them go home

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