Boko Haram: Abubakar Shekau's Name Resurfaces As Chibok Girls Speak About Sambisa Forest

Boko Haram: Abubakar Shekau's Name Resurfaces As Chibok Girls Speak About Sambisa Forest

  • Revelations have been made about the calibre of captives still with Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa Forest
  • The revelations were made by two Chibok girls, Mariam Dauda and Hauwa Joseph, who said they saw Abubakar Shekau, the late leader of the insurgents
  • Mariam who disclosed that at least 20 other Chibok girls are still in the forest, said she personally saw Shekau before he was killed

Two rescued Chibok girls, Mariam Dauda and Hauwa Joseph, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, have spoken on their ordeal in Sambisa Forest, and how they were married off to terrorists at tender ages.

During a press conference held at the Command-and-Control Centre Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri on Tuesday, June 21, both girls said they and other abducted girls went through hell at the hands of the insurgents, Daily Trust reports.

Chibok girls
The Chibok girls were in Sambisa Forest with their captors. (Photo: @HQNigerianArmy)
Source: Twitter

While Mariam claimed that she personally saw the late Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the terrorist group, when he was still alive, Hauwa noted that she only saw him on a laptop giving orders to his subordinates.

Mariam said:

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“Yes I know him, I used to see the late Abubakar Shehau. Yes, there are still other Chibok girls in the Sambisa Forest. They also have been married, at least more than 20 are still there.
“I was 18 years old when they abducted us and I converted to Islam, I was Christian but they converted us to Islam and married us off.
“We thank God that we are finally out, we have suffered after our husbands were killed, life was hell for us. We sincerely thank the military for rescuing us.”

However, Hauwa recounted:

“I have never seen him face to face but I used to watch him on a laptop giving instruction to the fighters.”

Nigerian Army discovers abducted Chibok schoolgirl in Borno

Recall that had earlier reported that soldiers of the Nigerian Army working in the 26 Task Force Brigade in Borno on Tuesday, June 14, intercepted Mary Ngoshe and her son.

The woman was found around the Ngoshe area of the state while troops were on patrol.

According to the Nigerian Army, Ngoshe is believed to be one of the abducted girls from GGSS Chibok in 2014.


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