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Boko Haram selling women through Whatspp, Facebook

18 September 2016, 15:06

Abuja - Armed groups, especially ISIS, Boko Haram, among others, now sell their female captives on WhatsApp and other social media, reports Tribune.

A report written by James Cockayne, Head, United Nations University Office at the United Nations, details how the terror groups have taken to social media to sell their female victims into slavery.

The report showed how the armed group have reportedly forced about 45.8 million vulnerable people into slavery

The groups have also set up slave registries and markets, openly advocate for the revival of slavery through official mouthpieces, and have even issued “how-to” manuals on slavery.

It is believed that the organisations are openly encouraging and organising slavery on a scale not seen since World War II, partly because of social media.

One of the victims, Nadia Murad Basee Taha, who, in tears, recently recounted her torturous ordeal as an Islamic State sex slave, before members of the United Nations Security Council.

Recently, a member of Islamic State attempted to sell two enslaved women on Facebook, just as displaced female Syrian refugees in Lebanon had been traded on WhatsApp. 

- News 24


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