My uncle who is a Boko Haram member raped me and I can’t forgive the sect – Teenager recounts

A teenager who was molested by an uncle who is a member of the Boko Haram terrorist group has narrated how the incident turned her life around, negatively.

However, the lady said the incident occurred after Boko Haram members ambushed her village, murdered all the men, and took the women into exile. She further disclosed that her uncle was killed following a disagreement among the group, an incident that led to her being married off to another member of the sect.

Narrating to the newsmen on June 19 she said;

“The incident happened on a Tuesday as Boko Haram entered our town, killed all the men, burnt all our houses, and took those of us that are women along.

“My uncle, who is also a Boko Haram member, then told me to stand up and follow him, that I had become his property. He started raping me since that day.

“He was, however, killed after some time following a disagreement between him and other Boko Haram members. I was married off to another member of the sect.”

Furthermore, the girl who is undergoing her secondary education and has a dream of becoming a soldier narrated the stigma she encountered alongside other girls when they arrived at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Bama.

She added; 

“Anywhere we go to, people do stigmatize us as wives of Boko Haram members as if it’s our fault. Personally, l can’t forgive Boko Haram for life because of what they did to me.

“My dream in life is to complete my education and become a soldier, then fly a plane and bomb every Boko Haram member. I’ll like to see them (Boko Haram) end in Nigeria.”


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