Woman Rescued During A Raid On Sambisa Forest Runs Back


A 25-year-old woman, Aisha, who was rescued by the army during a raid in Sambisa forest last year has gone back to her husband.

Aisha was reportedly part of 70 women and children, who just finished a nine-month deradicalization program.

Her younger sister explained that Aisha went with her son, fathered by her Boko Haram husband, Mamman Nur and some few clothes.

According to her, Aisha had received a call from a woman who told her she had returned to the forest.

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Meanwhile, Aisha, in a chat with Reuters said she was highly respected in the forest because she was married to a leader of the sect.

She explained that she had servants who attended to her needs.

Aisha’s calls are not answered and her mobile has since been switched off.

Fatima Akilu, a psychologist, who is involved in the deradicalisation the program explained that women were far more difficult to deradicalise and reintegrate into their communities than men.


Rehabilitation, Reintegration is a long process … complicated by the fact we have an active, ongoing insurgency. When you have fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers who are still in the movement, they (the women) want to be reunited … to go back to a place where they feel they belong.


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