Are The Abducted Chibok Girls Dead? UNHRC Confirms 200 Kidnapped Girls Murdered By Islamic Group

by Infobae America, Article is translated from Spanish

The kidnapping of 200 Nigerian girls by the extremist group Boko Haram a year ago could have a sad ending.

Tuesday, the head of the UN Human Rights Commission, Raad Zeid al Hussein, stated that the militia fighters [Boko Haram] murdered the people who were captives, including women and girls who were taken as “wives” in their initial advance.

According to senior UN officials, various reports arrived in Geneva stating that “..the recent recovery of territory in northeastern Nigeria has brought to light a macabre of scenes of mass graves and more obvious signs of killings by Boko Haram..”

These reports include “..the murder of the wives of combatants, women and girls actually held in slavery..” he said, without elaborating.

“The use of children by Boko Haram as expendable cannon meat and human bombs could, if confirmed, constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity,” the official added.

In addition, Zeid also said there are “persistent and credible reports” of serious violations by the Nigerian security forces and other countries in their fight against Boko Haram and called for a “complete and fully transparent investigation.”

After being chosen in a worldwide greeted elections, the new president of Nigeria, retired General Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday pledged to “rid the nation of terror” of the Islamist group.

The president-elect warned that Boko Haram would be defeated, following six years of growing influence of the group in the Northeast.

” I assure you that Boko Haram will soon realize the strength of our collective will and commitment to rid this nation of terror and bring back peace,” Buhari said in the capital of Abuja.

Radical Islamists have terrorized northern Nigeria besides attacking villages in neighboring countries, causing the nations of the region, including Chad and Niger to form a joint force to combat them.

Zeid said he is “deeply concerned about the increasing ethnic and sectarian dimensions of the conflict.”

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