Saturday, 7 May 2016

Rescued 9-year-old girl goes on hunger strike; wants to reunite with her Boko Haram husband

A nine-year-old girl who was among the 65 young girls rescued by the troops from Sambisa forest has embarked on hunger strike, saying she wants to go back to Sambisa forest to meet her Boko Haram husband.

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It was gathered that the girl (name withheld) has refused to eat for the past three days insisting that she wanted to go back and reunite with her Boko Haram husband in Sambisa  12 other rescued girls were also discovered to be pregnant while others have already given birth.

This was disclosed yesterday when Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state visited the 
headquarters of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maimalari Cantonment to officially receive the Boko Haram hostages by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Major General Victor Ezegwu.

Vanguard reports they observed that most of the rescued hostages comprising 27 children and over 30 young girls with few women including two Camerounians have been indoctrinated by the sect as many of them claimed they have been with the sect for the past three years, and were willing to go back to Sambisa to meet their husbands.