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Boko Haram Captives Forgot Their Names

Aid officials said Tuesday an estimated 80 children who were held captive at a Boko Haram camp in Cameroon were unable to remember their names or recall their hometowns after they were rescued by security forces. The children ranged from ages 5 to 18 and did not speak English, French, or any local language, said Christopher Fomunyoh, a director for the U.S.-based National Democratic Institute. The children were rescued from a camp in northern Cameroon in November after security forces raided what they though was a Koranic school. Fomunyoh said he had visited an orphanage where the children are being rehabilitated, but that many of them had lost track of who they were.