Juliana Christopher, a student of the College of Business and Management Studies in Konduga, who recently escaped from Boko Haram captivity, has stated that she saw many Chibok girls in Boko Haram camp. She added that many small girls were either pregnant or nursing children belonging to Boko Haram members.
In an interview with the Punch Newspaper, she said she spent three weeks in Boko Haram camp after the terrorist, who were dressed in military uniforms, stormed her school in Borno State and abducted her. She explained that after the insurgents kidnapped her and her colleagues, they took them into the forest, where she saw other victims who were pregnant and nursing babies of the Boko Haram terrorists.
According to her words; “On reaching their camp, we met many young girls there and the whole place was in disarray. It was in 2014 and I was in Boko Haram camp for three weeks. We met Chibok girls in the camp. While in the camp, I saw so many small girls who were kidnapped. Some were being molested.
“Some were carrying children, while others were pregnant for the Boko Haram terrorists. It was a disgusting thing. Fortunately for me and some other girls, we escaped from the forest and found our way back to Chibok,” she stated.
She further explained that her father took ill shortly after she was being kidnapped, adding that efforts to rescue her father from the sickness proved abortive.
According to her words; “On getting to Chibok, I found the whole community in a state of confusion. So, I asked after my parents. I was told that my father took ill when he heard about my abduction and my mother took him to the hospital in Maiduguri.
I set out to look for them in Maiduguri, but I could not go far because the road was blocked and no movement was allowed, except for military vehicles, in that process, my father died.
“When I heard about my father’s condition, I became worried and tried to locate my parents in the hospital, not knowing that he was already dead. When I eventually got to the hospital in Maiduguri, my mother had conveyed my father’s corpse to Chibok for burial, so my mother said I should stay back to avoid another kidnap.
“That was how I got to this camp. I couldn’t continue with my education because my mother alone could not take care of my schooling and that of my other siblings, she further stated”
Recall that yesterday, it was reported that a suspected Boko Haram informant who led the terrorists to attack the base of the 27 Task Force Brigade at Kamuya in Yobe State, where military equipment was burnt and three personnel killed has been arrested.
In a statement released on Sunday, the army noted that the suspect, Modu Ari, confessed that he engaged in spying activities and his accomplices were responsible for the attacks on troops positions in Yobe on Friday morning.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Mohammed Yerima, stated saying; “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have arrested a suspected Boko Haram informant whose spying activities and that of his accomplices were responsible for the attacks on troops position by terrorists in Kamuya, Yobe State.
“The informant who was identified as Modu Ari was apprehended by troops of 27 Task Force Brigade. On interrogation, he confessed to have revealed troops’ movements and position to his Boko Haram collaborators.
“Investigation is, however, ongoing to unravel the network of local informants whose nefarious activities have endangered troops on clearance operations around the fringes of Timbuktu Triangle.
“The unfortunate sabotage of troops movement by Modu Ari and his accomplices made it possible for the terrorists to attack the rear element of troops on patrol. Though the attack was swiftly repelled by troops from the Tactical Headquarters of 27 Task Force Brigade and the Army Super Camp 3 Buratai, However, some troops suffered some casualties.
“In spite of the setback, the Chief of Army Staff has encouraged troops of Operation Tura Takaibango to keep their fighting spirit up and to remain dedicated in the effort to flush out the remnants of the terrorists as quickly as possible.
“He however, charged them not to relent even in the face of gross unpatriotic acts of some locals who are snitching on their movements and positions.”