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Boko Haram: Rescued 9-yr-old embarks on hunger strike, says wants to go back to 'hubby'

07 May 2016, 14:36

Maiduguri – A 9-year-old girl, who was recently rescued from Boko Haram militants in the Sambisa forest in Maiduguri, Borno state, says she wants to go back to her “husband” (a Boko Haram member), a report said on Saturday.

According to Daily Post, the girl was believed to be among the 65 young girls who were freed by the army.

The report said 12 other girls were discovered to be pregnant, while others already had babies.

The girl was said to have embarked on a hunger strike, as she insisted that she wanted to go back to her Boko Haram husband.

This came a few months after another girl aged 16, revealed that she was still in love with one of the Boko Haram fighters, almost a year after she was freed from the militants’ captivity.

She was delighted to discover that she was pregnant with his child, following a urine and blood test carried out by a doctor in the refugee camp to which she was taken after her rescue.

"I wanted to give birth to my child so that I can have someone to replace his father, since I cannot reconnect with him again," she was quoted as saying.

- News24 Nigeria


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