Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Chibok Girls Turned Into Boko Haram Fighters?


One of returnees from Boko Haram camp has said that the abducted Chibok girls turned into terrorists.

The Nation reports that the shocking revelation was made on Sunday, September 13, by a 21-year-old Tabitha Adamu, one of the women freed from the sect’s camp and handed over to the Borno state government last week.

Tabitha noted that she had mingled with the girls at various times in the sect’s camp.

Speaking about her life in the camp, the woman revealed that one of the sect’s commanders forcibly married her and now she is expecting a baby.

Tabitha said that she was taken from Bayan Dutse in Gwoza local government area, when the insurgents invaded her village.

“They killed my father and brother. They took me along with my mother but at some point we were separated. Since then, I’ve not set my eyes on my mother. When he (Abu Kabir, my Boko Haram husband), wanted to marry me, he gave the women who were taking care of us N5,000 as my bride price.

“Before the marriage, I was asked to convert to Islam. I did so because many who refused were killed and they gave me a name (Samira). I answered the name but I know my true name is my real name. When we were rescued I told the soldiers that my name is Tabitha.

“They asked me if I am one of the wives of the Boko Haram and I told them my story. They felt for me and they treated me well.

“Many people asked me since we were liberated, particularly about the pregnancy. I don’t know the right answer to give because I actually do not know what to do. It has happened. I don’t know what the authorities would do about it but I think it is too late to abort it. But my prayer is that I give birth safely,” she said.

Tabitha revealed that before the abduction she completed her secondary education and earned a certificate in computer appreciation in Maiduguri.  She added that she was hoping for a good future now because the Borno state government promised to help her and her child.
Meanwhile, the presidency has expressed confidence that the wave of Boko Haram attacks could end before the three-months deadline to stop the insurgency.

Mallam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said that hope was not yet lost on the efforts by Nigeria’s security forces to secure the freedom of the Chibok school girls.

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