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ICC Note: More than a year and a half has passed since Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 mostly Christian young girls from Chibok, Nigeria in April 2014. Since then, most still remain missing and as a result, 18 parents of the girls have died from stress-related illness such as heart attacks. Several others are now suffering ulcers. Boko Haram has likely tried to forcibly convert these girls to Islam and sold them off to be married to others to be married.

12/19/15 Chibok, Nigeria (World Watch Monitor) – As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Christmas with close friends and family members, the Christians in Chibok prepare for another Christmas without their girls.

Below, World Watch Monitor speaks to Yakubu Nkiki Maina, the chairman of the Chibok Abducted School Girls’ Parents’ Association. His 18-year-old daughter, Maimuna, was among the more than 200 girls abducted from Chibok State Secondary School in April 2014. Eighteen months after her kidnap, he expressed the parents’ frustration.

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