one of the rescued women from Sambisa with her three days old baby.
The 275 women rescued from Sambisa forest that that were held captive by Boko Haram, is indeed an agonising story as any one of them you ask question must have a heart touching story to tell.
Before I go ahead to this heartfelt story, I must have to render, tender a special salutation to the Nigerian women most especially the Chibok girls and those recently rescued by Nigerian army. With a torturing experiencing and injuries of various degrees sustained by most of these women each one of them is seen struggling to drag three to four biological children that Boko Haram abducted along side with.
Information gathered from the rescued women indicated that they trekked the hard way for three days before they were rescued and finally arrived Yola.
Reports also indicated that the journey was delayed due to mopping up operations being conducted by the military advance rescue team, so as to evade any landmine that might have been planted by the insurgents.
Their dishevelled and gaunt looks also elicited sympathy from onlookers as many of them looked hunger stricken as the children kept wailing as a result of illness and malnutrition.
Many of the women and children have to be assisted as they could not walk on their own as some of them could not alight from the vehicles that brought them from Sambisa following exhaustion and hunger.
Reading down the lines of this article you will be convinced that they have witnessed hell of a life in Sambisa forest that many will call; “Man inhumanity to Man” which has no any eternal or earthly rewards. The struggle by this Islamic extremists don’t have any cause that can stand to convince others, No purposeful mission and vision to tell Nigerians is worth following or seeing but only full of devilish wickedness.
One of the returnee woman, Asabe Aliyu a 23 years old mother of Four from Delsak a village near Chibok who is seen with blood gushing out from an internally sustained injuries said beating is the order of the day with all form of vulgar words, they forced her into marrying somebody after series of sexual molestation they unleashed on her by different men on daily basis. Dead becomes a yardstick of judgement at any slightest mistake.
“I was abducted 6 months ago in Delsak when our village was overrun by Boko Haram. First I had sojourned from my village to a forest close to Cameroun, they turned me into a sex machine, and they have impregnated me. With my condition as a pregnant women I do cook their food at any time of their need; “She lamented
one of the ten Trucks carrying the rescued women from sambisa
Another story is that of Lami Musa who is holding a 3- day old newly born baby girl, looking tired and haggard, with serious swollen legs that a support has to be given to her before she can work.
While responding amidst tense tears, she said; “They have adducted the whole of my family and killed my husband at Kilkasa forest when I was four months pregnant, they took us to Sambisa forest, we sleep in an open field at times, we go without water and food.”
“Three days ago I gave birth to this baby girl as I am talking to you I cannot ascertain the status of her health as I and her have not taken our birth since I gave birth,” Lami Musa said.
Another woman from Michika Maryamu Adamu said she saw hell in the forest called Sambisa, her two children and husband she cannot say either they are alive or dead because she did not set her eyes on them since the past 9 months that she was captured and taken to sambisa forest.
Mrs Adamu’s temperament is more of giving thanks to God, to her she was lost now is found.
“I know I was dead, my existence now is just a mere shadow of living as nothing moves me but now that I am here I confirmed that I am a living being. My Brother I thank God I am saved, I thank God Oh!” she screamed.
An Internally Displaced Person staying in Malkoi camp in Yola where these women were brought to, Mallam Ishaya Amos, to him is a reunion of family as four of his cousins with their children whom they thought are dead were among those rescued, he recognised them among the 275 rescued women and was filled with full of Joy and shedding tears of happiness.