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Uwani Musa Dure, 25, is one of the scores of mostly women and children who fled Gwoza and have recently returned. She now lives at a settlement for the displaced — and is searching for family members abducted by Boko Haram. Fati Abubakar/UNICEF hide caption

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What It's Like To Come Home After Fleeing From Boko Haram

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Aweofeso Adebola (in white shirt) and Ifeoluwa Ayomide (in cap) pose with some of their students. Zachariah Ibrahim, who dreams of being a pilot, stands behind the girl in the green hijab. Fatima Alidarunge, who wants to be a soldier to fight Boko Haram, is in the blue headgear. Linus Unah for NPR hide caption

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Five-year-old Fatima shows off her Sallah gift in a camp for those internally displaced by the ongoing violence in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeast Nigeria. Jide Adeniyi-Jones for NPR hide caption

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In Northeast Nigeria, Displaced Families Celebrate Ramadan's End In Style

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The recently released Chibok girls reunited with their families amidst laughter and tears in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. Still, 113 girls are being held by Boko Haram militants. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Helmeted Chadian and other African police commandos, armed with dummy rifles hunt down terrorist suspects who've taken hostages in the building, during a US military led Flintlock 2017 law enforcement exercise in Ndjamena Chad, 15 March 2017. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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People gather at the site of a suicide bomb attack at a market in June 2015 in Maiduguri, Nigeria, where two girls blew themselves up near a crowded mosque. Jossy Ola/AP hide caption

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This camp near Maiduguri, Borno State, in northeastern Nigeria houses more than 16,000 displaced persons. Stefan Heunis /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters outside the Nigerian High Commission in London hold up placards demanding help from the Nigerian government to find missing girls a year after their kidnapping by Islamic extremists in April 2014. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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Displaced women at the Muna informal settlement outside Maiduguri. They're among more than 2 million people driven from their homes by Boko Haram attacks during northeastern Nigeria's 7-year insurgency. Ofeibea Quist Arcton/NPR hide caption

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People inspect a damaged mosque following an October 2015 explosion in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Maiduguri is in Borno State, where Boko Haram was born. Jossy Ola/AP hide caption

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