Nigeria: Support Lacking for Women Wanting to Leave Boko Haram – AuthenticAfrican

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[Nextier SPD] Abuja -- Nigeria's commitment to offering amnesty to low-risk repentant ex-Boko Haram fighters is no longer news. About 893 ex-insurgents have been rehabilitated since 2016. The Federal government, through the Defense Headquarters, inaugurated the Operation Safe Corridor (OSC) as part of the state responses to the insurgency. However, the programme appears male-focused and the processes for females with links to Boko Haram are not clear. Violent conflict affects women differently; as victims, accessories or perpetr