Could psychosocial programmes turn extremists into moderates?
Most were abducted, others chose to go but all have to face the stigma and hope for acceptance.
The army's director, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, reassured citizens that they are capable of defending them from the terrorist group.
The conflict has left health services and agriculture in shambles. Unicef says it has just 13% of the money it needs to stave off deaths.
Cameroon and other countries forces have made gains in territorial control and suicide attacks are down but there’s no room for complacency.