It is heartbreaking to imagine the terrible ordeal the abducted Chibok girls are experiencing. But it is even more devastating to actually hear the horrific accounts of the physical and psychological torture they are experiencing.
Oladimeji Thompson, counter-terrorism expert, has been working to assist the escaped victims heal from the trauma they have gone through. He narrated one of the victims’ ordeal to Punch – the story of a girl who was allegedly raped 15 times daily by 15 of the terrorists on a daily basis.
“It’s obvious this girl needs to be managed. She looked confused. She found it hard to talk to me but after much prodding, she confessed to me that she was raped 15 times by 15 men throughout the time she was with the Islamic insurgents before she could escape from their den.
A girl who has been raped by 15 men every day, you say you negotiate and gave her back and release a terrorist who will go out and kill more. What negotiators do is to say that they must not tell their stories, they blanket all the information. In a situation like this, it is the Boko Haram that wins more.”