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How Nigerian Women Were Tortured By Boko Haram

Posted: May 4, 2015 at 8:55 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

No fewer than 300 Nigerian women rescued by the Nigerian soldiers from Sambisa forest, the stronghold of the Boko Haram, Islamic fundamentalists, were forced to witness the public execution of their husbands and adolescent male children before whisking into the forest, where they were fed with dry ground corn once a day.

They were also raped, forced into unlawful marriages and stoned to death, by the fleeing sect as the Nigerian soldiers got closer, when they realised that they were not ready to vacate the camp.

The women further disclosed that some of them were killed inadvertently by the military during the rescue operation, stressing that
soldiers did not realise in time that they (women) were not the enemies and some women and children were crushed by their trucks.
Salamatu Bulama said she was among the women stoned by the militants as they fled.
Another woman survivor, Lami Musa, 27, narrated how she avoided that fate.
“When they realised I was pregnant, they said I was impregnated by an infidel (her husband) and they killed him,” she said.
Another survivor,
Aisha Musa, quoted the militants as telling her that “once you deliver in a week’s time we will marry you to our commander.
“I delivered at night and we were rescued by the soldiers the following morning,” Musa added.

Other survivors said the militant Islamists never let them out of their sight – not even when they went to the toilet.
“They didn’t allow us to move an inch,” one of the freed women, Asabe Umaru, said.
“Everyday, we witnessed the death of one of us and waited for our turn,” said Umaru, a 24-year-old mother of two.
Some of the children were “just little skeletal bodies with flaps of skin that make them look like old people,” a source said.