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The Daughters of ChibokIn 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 embarked on a project to interview the parents of each of the missing girls. Our team 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.


Haunted by loss: Chibok parents share their stories (CNN, April 2016)

The daughters of Chibok (Thomson Reuters Foundation News, April 2016)

Nigeria: Chibok parents’ unremitting distress(DW, April 2016)

What’s Worse than a Girl Being Kidnapped? (New York Times, April 2016)

The Other Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram In The 2 Years Since #BringBackOurGirls(The Huffington Post)

Girl held by Boko Haram: ‘I’d have shot at rescuers’ (CNN, April 2016)

Daughter of assassinated Nigeria leader battles denial over Chibok girls​(Reuters, April 2016)

Parents of Nigeria’s missing Chibok girls cling to hope of finding their daughters (Reuters, April 2016)

Keeping Chibok’s missing daughters in the headlines(Independent Online, April 2016)

In Town of Missing Girls, Sorrow, but Little Progress(New York Times, May 2014)