A 43-year old woman (name withheld) has recounted her ordeal in the hands of her Boko Haram abductor after she was freed from her kidnappers
Leadership reports that the woman (names withheld) had gone to a bank in Maiduguri, Borno state, when she recognized a 26-year 0ld man in the queue and raised alarm .
She screamed: “He is the one, he is the one! God will punish you, you will rot in hell!”
Her outburst startled everyone present, but their bewilderment was put to bed after the woman said she recognized him as a Boko Haram member who had abducted her and several others and took them to the book, adding that the man in particular had “used” her like a dog, raping her more than ten times.
Soldiers were subsequently invited to the scene, after which the man was said to have confessed to belonging to the Islamist sect, confirming the woman’s account that he, along with other sect members had abducted several women, old and young, whom they raped on numerous occasions at the forest hide-out.
The woman was commended for her bravery and her case was used to unravel several others, as relatives and neighbours of other similar rape cases began to open up, although they all refused to call names.
Another woman of Cross River origin (identity withheld) said she had moved to Maiduguri in search of work when she was abducted by members of the dreaded sect but managed to escape near Bama.
Speaking on her hospital bed, the lady recounted how she was raped by over seven men everyday for more than two months. She said she was abducted alongside about thirty women and girls. She added that the leaders of the sect usually took the virgins and young ones for themselves, leaving the older or married ones for the sect’s fighters.
The victims also availed that the sect members usually killed many of the women who failed to agree to their sexual demands, adding that others who do not comply die as a result of torture.