Another Chibok school girl who escaped the Boko haram sect’s den after over 200 of the school girls were kidnapped on April 14 in Borno state has recounted her horrific experience.
It was reported on June 4 that one of the escapee Chibok schoolgirls who were held hostage in Sambisa forest by the terrorists revealed what the camps was like.
The girl’s shocking ordeal in the hands of the insurgents was shared by a clergy and expert on counter-terrorism, Oladimeji Thompson, of The Omoluabi Network, who has been working with other groups to assist victims of the abduction overcome their pains.
He said: “One of the girls I interviewed was being raped 15 times by 15 men every day.” He said the girl was traumatised and confused.
“It’s obvious this girl needs to be managed. She looked confused. She found it hard to talk to me but after much prodding, she confessed to me that she was raped 15 times by 15 men throughout the time she was with the Islamic insurgents before she could escape from their den.
“A girl who has been raped by 15 men every day, you say you negotiate and gave her back and release a terrorist who will go out and kill more. What negotiators do is to say that they must not tell their stories, they blanket all the information. In a situation like this, it is the Boko Haram that wins more.”
Oladimeji Thompson, who however, declined to comment on if the girl is pregnant, probably in an attempt to protect the schoolgirl called on government not to negotiate with the terrorist group but explore every other option in rescuing the missing girls.
“The people who are talking about dialogue in the first place don’t understand that this thing is a merciless, unrelenting, non-negotiating monster. Those who have studied it globally and locally know that anybody who says negotiate is likely a mole that really belongs to the Boko Haram, pretending not to be part of them.
“If you look at the United States today, the reason it is a prosperous nation is because it refused to negotiate with the colonial powers that threatened it. Nigeria negotiated, look at where we are today. America stood by principle, look at where it is today. So, we are at a crossroads right now. If you claim to negotiate and make Boko Haram stronger, you have betrayed all the blood of thousands who have been slaughtered by these terrorists. If you negotiate, you are only prolonging the evil day, helping people who will eventually reach your own children.
The Omoluabi Network is working with other groups such as the Unlikely Heroes, a United States based trauma management specialists and the Gabasawa Women Initiative, a coalition of women across Northern Nigeria led by Kucheli Balami, to provide psychological and emotional support for the escaped girls and their grieving parents.
It was also reported on June 2, that the escaped Chibok school girls paid a visit to the Borno state Governor Kashim Shettima with the Governor Shettima promising to relocate the girls to safer schools in different states of the nation inorder for them to complete their studies.
The search for the missing school girls is still ongoing with countries like the United states of America, France helping in the rescue mission while it was reported on May 28, that President received a new video showing the abducted Chibok girls begging for their lives .
The secret negotiator, Dr Stephen Davis hired by President Jonathan to help with the rescue mission said some of the girls have fallen ill and need medical treatment.
Source: Punch Nigeria