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How people threatened my life - Boko Haram survivor

06 July 2016, 15:31

Abuja - Aisha Umar was abducted by members of Boko Haram and held in captivity for over a year before returning home last year to unimaginable judgement and ostracism from her community, Naij reports.

Umar had been raped several times while in captivity, finally giving birth to a baby boy during her harrowing ordeal.

The traumatized woman claims that she was forced to flee her home town of Gwoza shortly after her arrival, stating that her life and the life of her two year old son, Mohammed, had been threatened.

Also read: Boko Haram's other human tragedy - malnutrition

“People didn’t want to play with the child … they called him Boko Haram child,” she added.

Umar is said to have returned home to the three children she had prior to her abduction, with the woman stating that their father had been killed by Boko Haram insurgents, Reuters reports.

The father of her fourth child, who Umar was married off to within Boko Haram, has since been killed in police custody.

Read more at Naij

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