In spring 2014 more than 250 school girls were abducted as part of a violent campaign by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria. These and other abductions were claimed to be in response to abuses by governmental security forces which were in response to attacks by this group. As well as the perpetuation of violence which devastates communities, abduction and human rights abuses in detention centers contribute to cycles of violence and undermine the possibility of peace.
Adotei Akwei, Amnesty International
Kate Edelen, Friends Committee on National Legislation