Boko Haram's escalating cruelty in Lake Chad region

Earlier this year, an image of three women holding babies whose ears had been brutally severed made the rounds on social media. The image pointed to escalating levels of cruelty practiced by Boko Haram. The group, which pledged their allegiance to the IS group, has killed thousands and displaced nearly two million people. Boko Haram continues to defy local armies around the region of Lake Chad, with its activities now also impacting the region's local economies.


A program prepared by Rebecca Martin

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