How Boko Haram exploits, rapes abducted girls — Report

Boko Haram

Human Rights group, Amnesty International, on Tuesday said no fewer than 2,000 women and girls have been abducted by Islamist group Boko Haram in the past 15 months.

The group, which said this is in a report based on almost 200 witness accounts, added that many of victims were being trained to fight.

“Young women and girls are abducted, imprisoned and in some cases raped, forcibly married and made to participate in armed attacks, sometimes on their own towns and villages,’’ the group said.

A 19 year-old girl, Aisha, told Amnesty how she was abducted during a wedding in September along with her sister, the bride and the bride’s sister.

Boko Haram took them to a camp in the town of Gulak in Adamawa where the bride and the bride’s sister were forced to marry insurgents.

She said herself and no fewer than 100 other women and girls were taught how to fight and kill.

“I was among the girls trained to shoot. I was also trained on how to use bombs and how to attack a village.

“Then they started sending some of us to operations. I went on one operation to my own village.

She said during three months of captivity she was raped, sometimes by groups of up to six fighters.

Aisha said she also saw Boko Haram members killing no fewer than 50 people, including her sister.

Amnesty documented war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Boko Haram, including the killing of over 5,500 civilians in north-east Nigeria in the past 15 months.

Boko Haram has killed an estimated 14,000 people since 2009.

It said the group would take the women and girls they abducted directly to camps or move them to houses in towns and villages.

They would later indoctrinate them with their version of Islam in preparation for marriage.

Men and boys are regularly conscripted or executed.

According to the report, Boko Haram attacked and raided over 300 towns and villages in the past 15 months.

The insurgents target the military or police, capture arms and ammunition which they then used against civilians.

They would shoot anyone trying to escape, rounding up and executing men of fighting age.

Alhaji, 18, told Amnesty he had been captured and was waiting to be killed after Boko Haram took over the town of Madagali on December 14.

“They killed 27 people in front of me.

“I was counting every one of them because I wanted to know when my turn would come,’’ Alhaji said, adding that over 100 men who refused to join the terrorists were executed that day.

A 15-year-old boy, spared due to his disability, said he witnessed ten stoning.

“They stone them to death on Fridays. They will gather all the children and ask them to stone.

“I participated in the stoning; they will dig a hole, bury all the body and stone the head. When the person dies, they will leave the stones until the body decays,’’ he said. (dpa/NAN)


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  • burning spear

    BUHARI climbed on the back of boko haram–and the president of the USA-to be become president-elect–buhari is boko haram and boko haram is buhari–most of the fighters are from his fulani—tribe–what about–the killings in Jos and Benue–they all stopped suddenly-have we seen boko haram kill any since buhari became the fulani president—————–let my people go

    • Slion

      Yes there is a spear burning in your brains and the fire has consumed all the would be useful brain cells-only the dumbest of your brain cells are queued up for burning!

    • Guguru

      Burning spear,

      Are you still mad that you are now jobless since the power was chased out of power? You have been a loyal paid blogger for years. And so, I can understand you disdain for the man who now makes your life that much more difficult these days. You are always in our prayers. We only hope your deep anger does not become the basis for you to engage in more violent acts of malevolence because of your dwindling economic fortunes. Hang in there—it will get better for you, after you begin the process of accepting the emotionally crushing loses experienced by the PDP. Heheheheehe.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Good morning, bruv.

        Just out of curiosity, what is this thing between you and Wahala?

        If it is none of my business, I apologise in advance.

        • David Adeniran

          Kay, CONGRATS for holding the fort! I salute all the SOLDIERS OF THE MODERN DEMOCRACY of which you are a foremost member! God bless you my brother! Please note that our job is not yet done, we need to keep the incoming Government on their toes so that they do not derail! …. And together may we eat the fruits of our labour for this Modern Democracy in Nigeria!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            I concur, bruv.

            The ultimate goal is indeed good governance.

            I intend to be like the jealous and protective father of a daughter in the coming months; admonishing my daughter to behave and fending off ‘durty minded geezers”!

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        • Guguru

          Kay my good friend,

          It all started a month ago when I made scathing remarks about Ngozi Okonjo Iweala on Sahara reporters. Little did i know that Wahala had an extremely soft spot for Ngozi. I was taken aback by his furious and unmitigated defense of Ngozi Okonjo Iweala using at least two other pseudonyms. While he was at it, he thought it wise to insult me too. So, here we are today trash talking each other on every topic related to Ngozi Okonjo Iweala. Wahala does not believe that a woman who served the gods of corruption with distinction is corrupt herself. He attacks Jonathan endlessly and yet makes incongruent excuses for Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, who is a subordinate to Jonathan’s every whim and caprice. My reaction to all of Wahala’s esoteric behavior is what you now see.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Bruv, when next I come across @Wahala, I’ll plead with him – as I do with you now – to please sheath your swords.

            Both of you are great guys and don’t need this bloodletting to dilute your ideas, which interestingly enough, run along the same course.


          • Guguru


            Ok. I agree. Thank you.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Thanks, bruv.

            Have a blessed day.

            Chelsea FC v ManU just kicking off.

            Am gone.


          • Guguru

            ManU all the way.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Bad match for me.

            We won the game, but lost the match!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Ore, it is done.

            I have exchanged comments with @Wahala.

            I thank both of you for agreeing to bury the hatchet.

            Hope you have a great week.

          • Guguru


            Thank you so much. I appreciate you.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            A pleasure, Guguru.

          • Guguru

            You are welcome.

    • Omababa

      It is only a mindless, insensitive and inhumane souls that will downplay the veracity of this report. The eye witness accounts is undeniable, the properties destroyed by the insurgents are still there, armed with these evidence, Amnesty International will soon file these reports with ICC, by then we will know the men behind the masquerade. You ought to be ashamed of yourself for your filthy and loathsome writing by now, as they have failed woefully to achieved your objectives.

      • David Adeniran

        The guy is a MENTAL CASE.

        • Omababa

          Don’t mind him, we shall deal with him until he vanished out of here.

    • Fanen Harden

      @buringspear:disqus!!! Guy ur mouth ehn? If person no sabi say u need a serious help him go talk back harshly at ya. Anyway we d enjoy u in d time being. Make ur brain no run 3600 before u go wake up from the vision wey u d see.

    • Olutola

      where you dey go? Are you deaf? Nigeria is 1 and the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable. It is for better for best! Agbero, im wan waka? na only you waka come, why you wan waka go?

    • Alamu

      Are you also Otile, and/or Deri?

  • Otile

    Imam Shekau is fighting according to the precepts of the Holy Koran. If the Nigerian government can be reasonable enough they would concede 3 or 4 North Eastern states to the Islamists. The Northern people fought hard for sharia. Having won the battle, our corrupt government wouldn’t allow the people to enjoy the fruits of true sharia.

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  • Otile

    BUHARI climbed on the back of boko haram–and the president of the USA-to be become president-elect–buhari is boko haram and boko haram is buhari–most of the fighters are from his fulani—tribe–what about–the killings in Jos and Benue–they all stopped suddenly-have we seen boko haram kill any since buhari became the fulani president—————–let my people go.

    • Alamu

      So you are Otile.

      • Otile

        The trash is written by your friend deri orbuka who calls himself burning spear.

    • Otile

      Deri orbuka the drukard, stop impersonating me. How many times will I warn you about this dishonest behavior of yours? I do not write your kind of trash nor do I believe your fairy tales. People know you for what you are. Use your own name to post your trash. Useless fellow.

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        Nawa for u and Deri o

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