Falmata is getting a full beauty treatment - a thick paste of henna, with its delicate pointed swirls, adorns her feet. While it dries, a woman is battling with her hair. Falmata is one of hundreds of young women, most of them teenagers, who have been abducted by militants in Nigeria and forced to carry out missions for them. They rode for hours - Falmata pinned between the two men - leaving the road and travelling deep into a forest. Eventually they reached their destination - a huge, makeshift camp. Falmata had no idea where she was.
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