Smuggled diary tells how abducted women survived Boko Haram camp

There was a rescue campaign on Twitter, but the women taken from a Nigerian school were saved by their strength and diplomacy

The resistance began three months after the young women were taken from their school dormitory by Islamist militants and hidden in the depths of a forest. It would end in direct confrontation and disobedience, and an unlikely victory which saved their lives.

But as the extremists of Boko Haram drove them through the bush to camps beyond the reach of any rescue, freedom was years away.

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