• Women in Boko Haram fighting, not just cooking and cleaning – researchers

    Women in Boko Haram fighting, not just cooking and cleaning – researchers

    Female members of Boko Haram are almost as likely as men to be deployed as fighters in northeast Nigeria, challenging a widespread perception that these women are mainly used as cooks, sex slaves and suicide bombers, researchers said on Monday.

    While men in the Islamist group dominate in leadership and training roles, women may outnumber them in other senior roles, such as recruiters and intelligence operatives, according to a report based on interviews with 119 former Boko Haram members.

    Four in 10 […]