Women Rescued from Boko Haram Tell of Sex Slavery, Forced Conversion to Islam

BokoABUJA, Nigeria — Some of the women who were recently rescued from the clutches of the Islamic terror group Boko Haram are speaking out about the sexual and emotional abuse they suffered at the hands of their captors, who demanded under threat of death that they convert to Islam.

As previously reported, last month, the Nigerian army rescued nearly 700 captured women and children that were found in the Sambisa Forest and near Chalawa Village in Adamawa State. When the women were brought in for medical examinations, it was discovered that over 200 of them were pregnant.

“Boko Haram insurgents deliberately raped women with the intention of getting them pregnant so they would give birth to future insurgents as successors of their violent struggles, hence the need for a special program to break the chain anticipated by the insurgents,” Isa Gusau, spokesperson for Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, told reporters, according to the Nigerian publication “The Leadership.”

Now, some of the women who were rescued from Boko Haram are talking about their life in captivity, sharing horrifying details of sex slavery and forced conversion.

“I was abducted six 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. They took turns to sleep with me. Now, I am pregnant and I cannot identify the father,” Asabe Aliyu, a 23-year-old mother of four, told the Nigerian Newspaper the Daily Times.

She said that at times she coughs up blood from the internal injuries she suffered from beatings.

“Every day they would come around and tell us we were infidels, that we should convert and accept their religion,” 27-year-old Lami Musa told the BBC.

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“They told us that if we do not convert to Islam, they will slit our throats,” said 15-year-old Abigail John. “They said they would marry us off … and would marry us to their members who are single.”

Nana Mousa, 23, told reporters that the women had no choice but to leave their homes and obey the orders of the terrorist group.

“They entered our houses, firing their guns, and chased us out,” she said. “We were scared, but they told us that if we didn’t come with them, they would beat us. During our time in the Sambisa Forest, we only got one meal a day, but they said that if we tried to run away, they would shoot us.”

Maryamu Adamu (no age provided), has yet to be reunited with her husband and children—that is, if they were not murdered by the group. She told reporters that she is just glad to be alive.

“I know I was dead; my existing now is just a mere shadow of life as nothing moves me. But now that I am here, I confirm that I am a living being,” Adamu said. “I thank God that I am alive. I thank God.”

Boko Haram, which being translated means, “Western education is sinful,” has been seeking to build it own caliphate in Northern Africa, a part of the continent that is predominantly Christian. The group has killed thousands since it stepped up its attacks in 2009, often targeting churches and those who are non-Muslim.

As previously reported, last August, after taking over a Nigerian town that is largely inhabited by Christians, leader Abubakar Shekau released a video stating that Muslims were commanded by Allah to rule the world.”

“Allah commands us to rule Gwoza by Islamic law,” he declared. “In fact, he commands us to rule the rest of the world, not only Nigeria, and now we have started.”

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  • The Last Trump

    Coming soon to a town near you!
    Obama border control. HOPE and CHANGE you can believe in!
    (If you’re a Muslim. Or anti-American. Or a violent extremist. Or in a drug cartel. Or…)

    • Dave L

      Daniel 5:21 And he (Nebuchadnezzar) was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.

      • FoJC_Forever

        This passage does not mean that all governments and rulers in the world are appointed by God.

        • Dave L

          “…. and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.”

          The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Re 1:4–5). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

          • FoJC_Forever

            Your erroneous application of Scripture would mean He promoted Hitler to leadership, as well as those who promoted the persecution of Christians in Communist countries. It would mean He has placed in power those who are now murdering children in the name of healthcare in our own country.

            Jesus (the) Christ is above all earthly governments. All earthly rulers will and do answer to Him. He is the Supreme Authority and executes Judgement upon those who use their power for wickedness.

          • Dave L

            Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?

            Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

            Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

            Lamentations 4:10–11 The hands of compassionate women have boiled their own children; they became their food during the destruction of the daughter of my people. 11 The LORD gave full vent to his wrath; he poured out his hot anger, and he kindled a fire in Zion that consumed its foundations.

            There is plenty more but hopefully this will provoke you to study the wrath and sovereignty of God. And how he uses wicked rulers as with Hitler and others. And hoe he even turns mothers against their own children (as today) in times of judgement.

          • FoJC_Forever

            I understand the wrath and sovereignty of God well enough at this point. As I need to understand more, He will enlighten me. I sense you have a different agenda with your meanings and quoting of Scripture.

            I will continue to seek the LORD and His Word, letting the Holy Spirit teach me Scriptures meanings, rather than letting someone with a skewed agenda teach me.

    • Paul Hiett

      What the heck are you talking about? Nothing about this has anything to do with Obama.

      • The Last Trump

        Wow. You really don’t get out much do you?

        See, the clue there was “border control” and the article is about the consequences of Islam. Now the border control hint should have clued you in to the fact that Obama has been insanely flooding the country with illegal aliens from all over the world, including several Muslim countries which….

        Never mind.
        I forgot “google search”, “news”, and “facts” are not a part of your vocabulary. As you were troll.

        “Gay rights, gay rights! Rah, rah, rah!” and all of that, eh?

        • Paul Hiett

          Man, you’ve lost it.

        • Karen Hanes

          Time to pray that the church wakes up and acts more like a loving church that puts its focus on Jesus rather than politics. God has proven many times in the bible that Christ-followers can live under ANY government, including slavery and prison and still choose or not choose to love him and tell others about the gospel. Put your focus on how YOU are loving HIM and loving others, rather than what trendy politics your friends are talking about. Do not conform to this world….

  • FoJC_Forever

    There are more than Islamic enemies in the US and the world. Fake Christianity is one of the most deceptive and heinous of all enemies to mankind. There are a multitude of pagan religions being propagated each day leading people into Darkness. Secular and humanist movements continue to deceive people about the origin of life and the universe. Feminism continues its quest to lead women away from God and into a paradigm devoid of His Word and Will. These are but a few tactics used by Lucifer to attack mankind, but especially those who believe in and follow Jesus (the) Christ. The sensational often gets all the attention, but it’s simply a ploy of the Devil to distract with horrendous evil while he deceives people with more subtle evils.

    The only Way to be saved from the evil in the world is through Jesus (the) Christ. Call upon Him and He will set you free from Sin and transform you into His image, preparing you for His Eternal Kingdom. The Time is short and Satan is raging more and more. Call upon Jesus and let the Peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your heart and mind until that Day.