Chibok Schoolgirl Narrates How She Was Forcefully Married To Boko Haram Since 2014, Escaped From Camp

One of the Boko Haram commanders at the Gazuwa camp, Amir Abbah, who was later killed during one of the engagements with Nigerian Army soldiers, was forcedly married to Hauwa Joseph, a schoolgirl from Chibok town in Borno State.

On June 12, the Nigerian Army launched a large offensive into the Boko Haram camp in Gazuwa, and Hauwa managed to flee.

She revealed this while recounting her ordeal to reporters in Maiduguri, Borno State, at a press conference held at the Command and Control Centre, Maimalari Cantonment.

She claimed that while the terrorists in the camp fled for safety as troops advanced, she took a different route to escape the terrorists’ camp.

She said, “On my way, I met with some of the insurgents who asked me where I was going, but I tricked them by telling them that I was following some women to hide in the nearby forest.

“I slept under a tree with my child, then proceeded the next day until I arrived at the road where I approached a military checkpoint.

“Initially, they thought I was a suicide bomber, but when I explained myself, they took me along with them.”

She appreciated the Nigerian Army for rescuing her and hoped other girls who are still in some of the terrorists’ camps would be rescued.

Recall that Hauwa Joseph was one out of the more than 200 female students of the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State abducted in April 2014 by Boko Haram terrorists.

About 100 of the school girls are still missing seven years after the initial abduction.

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