Four years after Boko Haram kidnapped mofe than 200 girls from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, half of them have been freed. A few escaped, but most were released in groups over time as the Nigerian government negotiated with their captors. One woman, who had been married before the kidnapping, returned to her husband and farm. The rest were taken in by the American University of Nigeria, an elite private university where they live, eat, and study together, away from the other students.
But security restrictions on the Chibok students are especially tight. They are not allowed to leave campus without an escort. They can’t have visitors without special permission. And though some of the women gave birth during their captivity, their children are not allowed to stay with them at the university. Administrators say that would distract from their studies.
In fact, the young…
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