The daughters of Chibok

Source: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 10:00 AM
Author: The Murtala Muhammed Foundation
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Text by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani/The Murtala Muhammed Foundation
Photography by Akintunde Akinleye/The Murtala Muhammed Foundation

In the middle of the night on April 14, 2014, Boko Haram, abducted 276 girls from their secondary school’s dormitory in the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria. Over the following days, 57 girls managed to escape. But two years later, 219 are still missing.

During the last four months of 2015, the Murtala Muhammed Foundation in Nigeria embarked on a project to interview the parents of each of the missing girls. They managed to meet relatives of 201 of them.

The interviews and photographs will be published in a book, “The Daughters of Chibok”, a memorial to the girls, which aims to capture their lives before the abduction and to highlight how their families have struggled to cope afterwards. 

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