Woman identifies Boko Haram abductor who raped her inside a bank


woman (name withheld), aged 43, has narrated what she endured in the
hands of a Boko Haram abductor before she was freed from her kidnappers, Leadership newspaper reports.

The woman had gone to a bank in Maiduguri,
Borno state, when she recognized a 26-year old man in the queue and
raised the alarm, screaming, “He is the one, he is the one! God will
punish you, you will rot in hell!”
Her outburst got everyone
startled, but their bewilderment was rested when the woman said she
recognized him as a Boko Haram member who had abducted her and several
others, adding that the man in question had “used” her like a dog,
raping her over ten times.
were immediately called to the scene, following which the man
reportedly confessed to being a member of the Islamist sect. He
confirmed 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.
Those who witnessed her outburst
praised the woman for her bravery. 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.
narrating her ordeal, one woman from Cross River State (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 to near
The lady, who was lying on a hospital bed, 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, adding that
leaders of the sect usually took the virgins and young ones for
themselves, leaving the older or married ones for the sect’s fighters.
victims went on to disclose that the sect members would kill most of
the women who failed to satisfy their sexual urge, adding that the
remaining ones who do not comply died as a result of the torture they


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