It’s been 3 months since over 200 girls were abducted from the Chibok village in Nigeria. Within this time, 11 of their parents have died, according to people in the town.
Some of the deaths came after extremists have attacked the town, others were trauma induced.
According to the Associated Press, seven fathers of kidnapped girls were among 51 bodies brought to the Chibok hospital after an attack on the nearby village of Kautakari this month, said a health worker who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals by the extremists.
On top of those being killed in the attacks, four have died from heart failure, high blood pressure and other illnesses that the community is blaming on trauma.
“One father of two of the girls kidnapped just went into a kind of coma and kept repeating the names of his daughters, until life left him,” said a village leader.