14 septembrie 2019

Nigerian children who escaped Boko Haram say they faced another 'prison': military detention


MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Four hundred nights. Fatima counted each one as she lay on the ground with her toddler, crammed between strangers, swatting away mosquitoes in a room that stank of feces. She remembers thinking: Why did I escape the terrorists for this?"Boko Haram treated us better," she said, tears sliding down her cheeks. Fatima, now 18, is among thousands of children detained in recent years by Nigerian armed forces - including many who had fled extremist captors - amid a decadelong [...]