Too many rough things are going on inside the deadly camp of Boko Haram. A girl abducted months ago by the Boko Haram sect is back home and she is afraid that Abubakar Shekau might be the father of her baby.
Meenah (real name withheld for security reasons) revealed this in an interview with IQ4News. The girl, who was abducted at the age of 17 after the insurgents killed her parents, managed to escape this year after having been held in captivity for almost 2 years and a half.
Meenah said while in the camp, she heard “screams” of girls molested by the sect members and see them being tortured for refusal to change their faith. The escaped victim narrated her story describing Shekau.
“He seems to be panicking all the time and issuing instructions. He is a softly spoken man – it is almost as if he whispers, if you are meeting him for the first time, you would never be scared of him. But I soon learned that after every whisper [By Shekau to his boys] something dangerous would happen somewhere in Nigeria”. CLICK HERE TO SEE HER VIDEO
“He once asked me if I was willing to fight for the cause, to which I answered no, he told me I could be a fighter and a domestic slave. I didn’t want to speak to him in case what I said offended him. All it would take was one wrong word and he would have had me killed. I thought he was drinking or taking something whenever he came, one could notice maybe he lost men or something was not right.
Meenah said that “Abu” has many children, all from different women. She lamented the abductees had to travel a lot, which was hard for her “with a baby strapped to my back”.
Some girls are forced to carry guns and bombs, one even a rocket-propelled grenade launcher on her shoulder.
Meenah was badly shot in the leg, when the Nigerian army stormed the Boko Haram camp, but she managed to escape. Upon returning home, she was treated in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
But she is not accepted by the remaining family members, the girl confessed:
“My uncle will not have me because he is ashamed of my child whose paternity is not only questionable but is dangerous if it is Shekau.”
Now the girl, who lost almost all of her relatives, dreams about finishing her secondary education but doesn’t know how to overcome the huge gap. She was quoted saying: “I know I am intelligent and willing to learn, but where do I start from?”