Photo Gallery: 'If You Don't Go, We'll Kill You'

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Photo Gallery: 'If You Don't Go, We'll Kill You'

Terror Group Boko Haram The Suicide Bomber Who Survived

Halima was supposed to die at a market in Chad. And her mission was to take as many people as possible with her -- a mission forced upon her by the terror group Boko Haram. But she survived, and the 20-year-old is now learning how to live again.
Friends of hers met Halima (center) on the beach and they walked to the village together.

Friends of hers met Halima (center) on the beach and they walked to the village together.

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Halima, 20, has had to learn to come to terms with what happened to her and accept the loss of both her legs.

Halima, 20, has had to learn to come to terms with what happened to her and accept the loss of both her legs.

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Photo Gallery: 'If You Don't Go, We'll Kill You'

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Photo Gallery: 'If You Don't Go, We'll Kill You'

Rickety wooden boats ply the waters of Lake Chad.

Rickety wooden boats ply the waters of Lake Chad.

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Halima is now learning to read and write. She believes that education is the best weapon against Boko Haram.

Halima is now learning to read and write. She believes that education is the best weapon against Boko Haram.

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This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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