80 children who were freed from Boko haram camp in Northern Cameroon by Cameroonian soldiers in November 2014 cannot remember their names or where they are from and are yet to be united with their families and loved ones.
According to aid official Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh, a director for the U.S.-based National Democratic Institute, the children were indoctrinated with Boko Haram’s extremist ideology for so long, that they completely forgot who they were and where they were from. Additionally, the children, ranging from 5 to 18 years old, were completely unable to speak English, French or any other local languages.
“They’ve lost touch with their parents. They’ve lost touch with people in their villages, they’re not able to articulate, to help trace their relationships, they can’t even tell you what their names are.”he said He said they are now in an orphanage where they are being rehabilitated.