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Borno governor decries terrorists' violation of women

05 May 2015, 09:15Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has expressed concerned over the alleged massive impregnating of women by members of  Boko Haram sect.

The governor's spokesperson, Mallam Isa Gusau, said the deliberate rape of women by the terrorists was a marshal agenda of getting the women impregnated so that they would give birth to future insurgents.

He claimed these would be successors of the violent struggle even after their progenitors may have been exterminated.
He called for urgent action from government to ensure that a special programme was put in place to break this "dangerous chain" of the outlawed sect.

“From studies of practices associated with the insurgents, there is a general belief amongst them that whoever doesn't share their ideology is an infidel and as such his wife and property can be freely acquired by the sect members with the wives serving as slaves that should satisfy sexual urge of their masters,” the governor said.

Also Read: Boko Haram in disarray as government forces advance

 Shettima said the sect members believed that children they fathered were likely to share their ideology later in life and succeed their parents in years to come and as such, the vicious cycle would be maintained.

 “I am happy with the recovery of hundreds of women and children it is a thing of joy that they have been freed alive," said Shettima.

"However, I am also very worried about what the future holds for us if what I have gathered about these insurgents’ works according to their plan,” he said.
The military has in recent days rescued hundreds of women from the clutches of Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest.

It has been reported some of the women had been violated and pregnant.

- CAJ News


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