Wednesday, 18 March 2020

I want To Return To My Boko Haram Husband, Says Rescued 18-Year-Old Girl

Asma’u Musa, an 18-year-old girl, who was rescued from Boko Haram captivity by Nigerian army, has reportedly insisted that she wants to return to her husband, who is a senior member group, or she will kill herself.

According to a post on Facebook by Voice of Nasarawa, a Nigerian soldier, who pleaded anonymity, narrated Musa’s plight.

The soldier said the teenager has been giving them serious problems, as she has refused to eat, take her bath, or co-operate with those trying to debrief her.
“All she sings about has been that she should be returned to her husband or she would kill herself. We have tried to rehabilitate her to no avail. It is obvious she is madly in love with the man and does not care whether he is a terrorist and a killer, the soldier was quoted ad saying.

Musa was abducted two years ago with 50 other persons by the jihadi group, when they raided her community in Borno State.
The soldier said the teenager revealed that she was married off to a Boko Haram commander against her wish, but the man showed her so much love and care, that she fell in love with him.
She also claimed to have imbibed the doctrines of the sect, which she believes will lead her to paradise.

“It is very clear that the young girl had been seriously brainwashed by the Boko Haram sect as she has imbibed their ways of life and now behaves like someone possessed.
“She sings their songs, observes their kind of prayers and does not relate with any person in the camp. It is quite pathetic what they have done to her.

“Just two days ago, I was assigned alongside a female soldier to try and counsel her, but we were surprised when she still insisted that she wanted to go back to her husband or she would kill herself.
“I had to record her words and this is what she said.”
‘I have told you that that I want to go back to my husband. I don’t care if he is a Boko Haram member. I love him and if you people won’t allow me, I will kill myself and my blood will be on you.

‘My husband is a nice man. He does not kill people. He is the Imam and he loves God so much. He also loves me very much and I know he will be heart broken and angry with you people for taking me away.
‘Boko Haram is now my way of life and nothing can change that. It is the only way that will lead me to Aljanaa (Paradise) and you people are trying to deny me that.
‘I did not ask anyone to rescue me as I was very happy with my husband and new family but you people just came and destroyed everything.

‘I don’t care about anyone; I don’t care about my parents or my siblings. All I care about is going back to my husband or you will meet my dead body’,” the post concluded.

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