The brutal reason Boko Haram just took 500 ‘young women and children’

March 28, 2015 5:28 PM

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The brutal reason Boko Haram just took 500 ‘young women and children’

THIS is the story of what comes after the headlines. What happens after the shock dissolves and the news marches onto the next tragedy. This is what happens to the boys, girls and women who are kidnapped by Boko Haram — and why.

Every few months, another fresh kidnapping grips north-eastern Nigeria, where the Islamic militants are embroiled in several campaigns against the forces of Nigeria, Chad and Niger. The most — and perhaps only — famous kidnapping is, of course, what occurred around this time last year at a school in...

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