Third of Chibok girls ‘unwilling to leave Boko Haram’

Third of Chibok girls ‘unwilling to leave Boko Haram’
Over 100 Nigerian girls missing since 2014 could either be radicalised or ashamed to return, Chibok negotiator says.

Nigeria’s government is negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction two-and-a-half years ago, but more than 100 others appear unwilling to leave their Boko Haram captors, a community leader said on Tuesday.

The unwilling girls may have been radicalised by Boko Haram or are ashamed to return home because they were forced to marry the fighters and have babies, chairman Pogu Bitrus of the Chibok Development Association told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.