Friday, October 31, 2014

Unyama wa Boko Haram (4)

A New report by Human Rights Watch reveals the damage done to girls and women abducted by Boko Haram .

Its report, Those Terrible Weeks in Their Camp: 
Boko Haram Violence Against Women and Girls in North-east Nigeria, is based on interviews with 30 women and girls abducted between April 2013 and April 2014, plus 16 people who witnessed kidnappings.

The women and girls were held in eight different camps for periods ranging from two days to three months, after being taken from their homes, while working on farms, fetching water or at school.

 One 15-year-old girl said:

“I could not stop crying even when the insurgents threatened to kill me if I did not keep quiet.

 I kept on thinking, is it not better to die now than to face whatever terrible things they could do to me when we get to their camp? 

 Even after I escaped from them and live far away from my village, I am still afraid. I think of death many times. 

My father tries. He encourages me to forget everything, but it is not easy for me. I have terrible dreams at night.

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