Nigeria: Freed women tell Boko Haram horror

Date: May 7, 2015
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It has been more than a year after Boko Haram abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok town. Last week saw the Nigerian army rescued 275 women and children, being held captive by Boko Haram- despite hopes the Chibok girls were not among them. Reports have emerged that approximately 214 women rescued are pregnant. Many interviewed said they were routinely raped and forced to marry their abductors.

“I was abducted six months ago in Delsak when our village was overrun by Boko Haram,” Asabe told the reporter at the refugee camp in Yola, the capital of Nigeria’s north-eastern Adamawa State. “First I had travelled from my village to a forest close to Cameroon. They turned me into a sex machine. They took turns to sleep with me. Now, I am pregnant and I cannot identify the father.”

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