A nine-year-old girl, one of the 65 girls rescued by the troops from Sambisa forest has pleaded to return to her Boko Haram husband in Sambisa. To press home her point, the girl has embarked on an hunger strike.
While the girl continues to insist on going back to the forest to see her husband, it has also been discovered that about 12 other rescued girls were pregnant while others have already been delivered of babies.
Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima, revealed this when he visited the headquarters of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maimalari Cantonment to officially receive the Boko Haram hostages from the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Major General Victor Ezegwu.
Vanguard reports that most of the rescued hostages comprising 27 children, over 30 young girls and a few women including two Camerounians have been indoctrinated by the sect, having been with them for as much as three years in the worst case. Some of them confessed that they were willing to go back to Sambisa to meet their husbands.
The GOC said that the ongoing operation in Sambisa forest which commenced about a week ago was going on as planned.