The Nigerian ‘Witch’ Who Talks to Boko Haram
She must have supernatural powers. That’s the only way, some Nigerians say, Hamsatu Allamin could survive meeting with Boko Haram leaders. But she’s done it, multiple times, in an effort to bring peace to her violence-ravaged corner of Nigeria. The more down-to-earth explanation is that Allamin is from the same tribe the insurgents sprung from, and she knows their parents. And while she hates the way they treat women and girls, she also doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to rights abuses by the government.