“‘What are you going to do with yours?’ she asked the 12-year-old girl next to her, who was also wearing a bomb. ‘I’m going to go off by myself and blow myself up,’ the girl responded hopelessly.” The NYT interviewed 18 girls who were captured by militants in Nigeria and sent into crowds to blow themselves up. Here are their stories. (The only thing more amazing than the evil of some human beings is the resilience of others.)

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