A female member of the National Youth Service Corps that was kidnapped by the men of Boko Haram in January has finally regained her freedom, alongside four other ladies.
Those released alongside the corps member are aged 22 years, 14 years, 15 years and 21 years, all held in captivity since 2017.
Information gathered revealed that the release of the captives was facilitated on Sunday by one Hajiya Aisha Wakil who is popular known as Mama Boko Haram.
According to her media aide, and the Country Director of her Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Complete Care Foundation, Prince Lawal Shoyode, Hajiya Wakil swung into action on appeal from the sister of the youth corps members, Hadiza Umaru.
Shoyode said the captives were released without the payment of any ransom.
He said: “It was the sister of the corper, her name that called mama (Hajiya Wakil) and mama said she should send her picture. she then sent her picture to Boko Haram pleading for her release.
“The Boko Haram then released her with four others about six hours after they received appeal from Mama.”
Shoyode who was unhappy with the treatment meted out to the released females, said: “They were sexually abused, they passed them round to each other for sexual satisfaction.
“They didn’t bath for many days, it was the wife of the commander that were given the privilege of bathing daily, and it was only when one of the commanders want to use them, he will ask them to bath with little water at interval of six hours.”
He said “Mama Boko Haram had however appealed to them to release other females in captivity, especially Leah Sharibu. She also asked them to drop their arms and surrender to the Nigerian Army.”
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