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As captives of Boko Haram, one of the deadliest terror groups on earth, women had been dispatched for the grimmest of missions. Hundreds of women in Nigeria have been recruited by Boko Haram as suicide bombers.
- The Islamic State in West Africa or Islamic State’s West Africa Province, commonly known as Boko Haram is a jihadist terrorist organization based in northeastern Nigeria, also active in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon.
- 2019 saw the further decline of Boko Haram and the loss of much of the territory it once reportedly controlled.