Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls return but now face lives of loneliness
The 21 Chibok schoolgirls who were reunited with their families after being held by the terrorist group Boko Haram for more than two years, face daunting challenges, a ministry to victims of war told CBN News.
Abduction and rape are commonly used weapons of war in Africa and the victims are often isolated and shunned from their communities.
“The double-edged sword of international attention means all the more, everyone knows who they are and what has happened to them and so no man will take them as a wife,” said Kimberly Smith Highland of Make Way Partners ministry.
Make Way Partners works to bring healing and the hope of Christ to women who have suffered rape at the hands of soldiers in South Sudan.
In African society, unmarried women are usually forced to live alone and have no children to care for them as they grow older.
This article continues at [CBN News] Freed Chibok Schoolgirls Face Harsh Future