Some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped have been forced to join
Islamist militant group Boko Haram, the BBC has been told. Witnesses
say some are now being used to terrorise other captives, and are even
carrying out killings themselves.
The testimony cannot be verified but Amnesty International says other
girls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been forced to fight.
219 schoolgirls from Chibok, are still missing, more than a year after
they were kidnapped from their school in northern Nigeria. Many of
those seized are Christians.
Three women who claim they were held in the same camps as some of
the Chibok girls have told the BBC’s Panorama programme that some of
them have been brainwashed and are now carrying out punishments on
behalf of the militants.
Seventeen-year-old Miriam (not her real name) fled Boko Haram after
being held for six months. She was forced to marry a militant, and is now
pregnant with his child.
Boko Haram has killed some 5,500 civilians in Nigeria since 2013.