21 Chibok Schoolgirls, Reuniting With Parents, Tell of Boko Haram Slavery
ABUJA, Nigeria — They were taken deep into the Sambisa Forest to Boko Haram’s stronghold, where the more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok were offered a choice: Join the militants or become their slaves.
About half of them chose to join and marry the fighters and were taken away, never to be heard from.
Those who refused endured more than two years of servitude, washing, fetching water and cooking for Boko Haram.
The girls, nearly all of them Christians, lived in grass huts and were forced to convert to Islam. At first they ate rice and maize.