Boko Haram

Endemic kidnappings

The strike on the aircraft reaffirms the calculated malevolence that has driven all or nearly most of these offensives.

A note of hope in a desperate tale

The book recounts the unsentimental but devastating story of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. An astonishing act of imaginative empathy on O’Brien’s part, grounded in research trips to Nigeria, and interviews with people involved on the ground... A review.