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Since the start of Boko Haram's insurgency thousands of boys and girls have gone missing across north eastern Nigeria. The Islamist group use the kidnap of children as a strategy in their asymmetric war. Girls, as young as eight, are taken to be married off to fighters or deployed as sex slaves and, increasingly, used to commit suicide attacks. <br />
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Stella (13): 'I do not want to talk about it. I can only say that I am safe here with my parents, brothers and sister. How I got here or what happened to me, I'd rather keep to myself. It hurts too much to talk about it.'