Kidnapped Nigerian girls recovered

This item appears on page 19 of the May 2018 issue.

On Feb. 19, at least 110 girls were kidnapped from a school in Dapchi, northern Nigeria, by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram (April ’18, pg. 18).

On March 21, the Nigerian government announced that it had recovered 101 of the missing girls, while confirming that at least five of the girls had been killed. One girl remained in the custody of Boko Haram as of press time, reportedly because she would not convert to Islam.