A female escapee who gave her name as Meenah Dawah claims to be pregnant for the leader of Boko Haram Islamist sect, Abubakar Shekau.
Meenah in a recent interview with IQ4News explained that she was randomly visited by high ranked militants for sex and on an occasion, Abubakar Shekau had sex with her. While recounting her ordeal, she said,
He would just appear from nowhere like a ghost. He seems to be panicking all the time and issuing instructions. He is a softly spoken man– it is almost as if he whispers, if you are meeting him for the first time, you would never be scared of him.
But I soon learned that after every whisper something dangerous would happen somewhere in Nigeria. Depending on the camp, some of the camps have everything, electricity, water and television, with different kind of electronics. He once asked me if I was willing to fight for the cause, to which I answered no, he told me I could be a fighter and a domestic slave. I didn’t want to speak to him in case what I said offended him.
All it would take was one wrong word and he would have had me killed. I thought he was drinking or taking something whenever he came, one could notice maybe he lost men or something was not right. We moved a lot and depending on the camp, my role varied, it was so tough traveling around with a baby strapped to my back.
Abu has many kids from many different women. Some of us women would go to Maiduguri to buy things when we have shortage, and a commander or two would follow us, and we acted as decoy when villages are ambushed.
I’d be sent in to talk to people, then they’d move in behind me and start killing.Some of us girls would also have to carry guns, and often bombs too, there was this girl, she was forced to carry a rocket-propelled grenade launcher on her shoulder, then we had few men in that particular camp
She reportedly escaped during a raid on a Boko Haram camp by the military. Meenah also said the abduction has also terminated her dream of being an educated elite.
Before my parents were shot in the attack on our village, my dad had made plans for me to go and finish my secondary school in Government Girl Secondary School Shaffa, where we have a distant relative, but she was also killed in an attack on her way back from a market in that area.I know I am intelligent and willing to learn, but where do I start from?
The dreaded sect has been responsible for innumerable live-claiming occurences since 2009 and started kidnapping young girls last year after successfully abducting over 200 Chibok school girls.