Published October 23, 2014
The world waits to see if Nigeria can negotiate the release of the 219 Chibok school girls taken by militant sect Boko Haram in April. But activists say those girls are the tip of the iceberg and Boko Haram has taken hundreds of young men, women and children using various forms of coercion or enticement since insurgency began in 2009. The practice has intensified in the past year in the northeast. VOA’s Anne Look reports from Gombe, Nigeria.