A 15-year-old Fatima Kabir recently arrested by officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Borno State command, has shared a gory story of her experience in the camp of Boko Haram terrorists.
Now two months pregnant and infected with HIV/AIDS, Fatima said she was raped by many sect members before she was married off to the factional leader of Boko Haram, Maman Nur.
In an interview with Olatunji Ololade of The Nation, Fatima explained that she was introduced to the group by her brother, Ibrahim Fadagana, in 2013.
My brother took us from Maiduguri to Sambisa forest where he introduced us to Abubakar Shekau. Things did not go well at the camp as most of the people did not like Shekau’s brutal treatment of abductees and sect members in the camp. There was a lot of death in the camp. Children died of dehydration and malnutrition.
So, there was a lot of disagreement between Shekau and Mamman Nur and Nur refused to accept Shekau’s policies. So they broke up. My brother (Fadagana) was a close friend to Mamman Nur, so he stood as my father and got me married to him (Mamman Nur). I was married to him in 2013. I was 12 years old at the period.
On the wedding night, Mamman Nur forced himself into me and destroyed my vagina. He infected me with Vesico Vaginal Fistulae (VVF). I was sick for a while, but I became better.
In that same year, 2013, he left me to participate in an arms and military training program in Libya. I couldn’t wait for him, so I immediately got married to Habib, a member from Bauchi State.
Habib later ran away because he was marked for execution. He was suspected to be an informant for the Nigerian government. So he deserted me and absconded from the camp.
I later got married again to one Ali Bama. He was not a Commanding Officer. He was just an ordinary member like the others.
He has protected me and provided food for me at our Sagil Huda camp in Sambisa Forest. I am presently carrying his two months pregnancy.
Life in Sagil Huda was very difficult especially for us (women). The men always sleep in the afternoon and do marathon sex with all the girls for the whole night. Only those that are married are safe.
At a point I became sick, so a French doctor came to check on me. He gave me some drugs and said I must be taking it from time to time.
I learnt that I was infected with HIV/AIDS. I don’t know if I got it from the marathon sex or from the three husbands I married. My current husband, Bama, was also taking his own drugs just like me before I left our base. We are both infected.
Read the rest of the story and how she escaped on The Nation