Boko Haram Releases Video of 10 Female Hostages

ICC Note:

Boko Haram released a video of 10 women that they are currently holding captive. These women are believed to be from the convoy that was attack last month. In the video, they are pleading to the Nigerian government to negotiate their release. In a video posted shortly after the capture, Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, claimed that his fighters had seized more than a dozen women and “senior police officers” in an ambush. Mr. Shekau stated the abducted women had become his “slaves”. In the video, we see that the women are clearly distraught, and though they look somewhat okay, they are clearly scared. Boko Haram’s complete disregard for humanity and others well-being has made life in Nigeria extremely hard for many years now.

 

07/18/2017 Nigeria (PremiumTimes) – Boko Haram on Monday released a video showing some women abducted by the insurgents last month.

In the video, published by Sahara Reporters, the women pleaded with the Nigerian government to negotiate with the terrorists for their release.

The women are believed to be among 14 others abducted when the gunmen ambushed a convoy travelling under military escort along the Biu road in Borno State.

The 4:35 minutes video footage featured a hooded Boko Haram member introducing the women and thereafter asked two of them to deliver their message to the Nigerian government.

The video showed about 10 of the women who appeared traumatized but well kept.

It could be recalled that a large convoy travelling from Maiduguri to Damboa under a military escort was ambushed on June 20 by Boko Haram gunmen some 31 kilometres from Maiduguri.

Some of the travellers, including a police officer and a soldier were killed in the ambush.

Although the Borno State Police Command confirmed the attack, it refused to state the number of those taken away by the attackers.

 

 

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