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Chibok Girl Has No Husband; The Terrorist Should be Tried for Abduction, Slavery, Torture and Rape – Femi Falana



femi-falanaSenior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has called on the the Attorney-General of Borno state initiate a lawsuit against the Boko Haram terrorist who was captured with the rescued Chibok girl, Amina Ali Nkeki.

Falana, in a statement on Thursday night titled “Rescued Chibok Girl Has No Husband”, said that the captor should be tried for  abduction, slavery, torture and rape.

Read the statement below:

Yesterday, Amina Ali, one of the abducted Chibok girls was rescued by the Borno State Civilian Joint Task Force aided by the Nigerian Army.

However, one of the terrorists who abducted her and had put her in a family way was arrested by the Nigerian army.

The captured terrorist who was arrested with Amina is not her husband but an abductor and a rapist. The media should therefore desist from further referring to the criminal suspect as the husband of the girl.

While congratulating the combined team of Nigerian army and the Borno State Joint Task Force who rescued Amina, we call on them to intensify their efforts to free the remaining Chibok girls.

The Attorney-General of Borno State should proceed to charge the terrorist with abduction and slavery, torture and rape without any further delay.

Also, co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls Advocacy Group, Oby Ezekwesili and the Chibok Community has called on the Federal Government and media outlets to stop calling Mohammed Hayatu, the alleged abductor, Amina’s husband.

Oby Ezekwesili said this in a series of tweets:

According to Vanguard, the Chairman of the Chibok community in Abuja, Tsambido Hosea Abana also said:

We condemn, in strong terms, the calling of Mohammad Hayyatu as Boko Haram husband of our daughter; rather, upon confirmation by the Nigerian Military, should be referred to as a ‘Boko Haram sexual exploiter’. Amina had no husband and who ever that was rescued with her should not be referred to as her husband for any reason. They should be treated separately until Amina is fully rehabilitated.


  1. Bodunade

    May 20, 2016 at 9:17 am

    The same chibok girl that cant speak English but was about to write WAEC?
    Captain America: Civil War was really boring, so was Deadpool, tired of overhyped movies.

    • bruno

      May 20, 2016 at 10:11 am

      are u crazy? i hate super hero movies but deadpool was funny.i enjoyed the tongue in cheek jokes and captain america civil war was so good.

      “move or u will be moved” my favourite part of the entire movie.

      the fight scences were amazing and very entertaining. they pronounced lagos as “la-goose”

    • Bola

      May 20, 2016 at 10:32 am

      What are you on about? I’ve been to schools in the south west where they were about to write WAEC but couldn’t speak English. You would be suprised that schools in villages teach mostly in their local language and that’s why most of the students fail, so it’s really not surprising. Have you not forgotten our former First Lady who was supposed to be an educator and a perm Sec could barely construct a sentence herself. Imagine if such a woman was a teacher, what would you expect of the students? The school in questions was basically in a village so it’s not surprising at all. In most of those schools the officials end up helping the students so at least they write something down.

    • Looool

      May 20, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Please madam Patience alone, chai chai chai! Her antics were embarrassing. Thank goodness she is no longer the first lady.

    • Ides of March

      May 20, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you Bola. It’s heartbreaking enough for a young girl to go through this kind of trauma and then come out on the other side only for people to den her pain and trauma. If you all are so convinced it didn’t happen I charge you to take a ‘sightseeing’ trip to Maiduguri and see how ‘cozy’ it is. Boko Haram has decimated the North and all we do is sit behind our computers and deny the atrocities? Come on! It’s ok to feel helpless about the war going on but it is not ok to deny it is happening! #mytwocents

    • Ginger

      May 20, 2016 at 11:21 am

      I’ve always wondered why Nigerians make a big deal of the English language, it is neither a test of intelligence nor proficiency. I went to school with people whose English wasn’t the best, especially South-East Asians, and the English exam boards made special provisions for them and even provided some with dictionaries. They all still got into Russel-group and Ivy League unis, and they still struggle with their English. It doesn’t matter that English is our first language, because other people may speak Hausa only, and that’s okay. Some Chinese speak only Mandarin, while some speak better Cantonese…. No one looks down on the other. English alone is barely enough to get you any decent paying multinational/Fortune 500/Gold Circle firm in the UK these days (except your results are exceptional and you maybe have other skills like IT).

      Instead of people always teasing or being condescending towards people who can’t speak English proficiently, the Nigerian government should aim to enforce the compulsory fluency of at least one more language, such as Hausa (used to be the 20th most popular, but it’s now 40th or so). Nigerians are so many, and if so many of your wealthy shoppers, investors and professionals spoke ONE same non-english language, that would popularise it. There was a time Selfridges wanted to employ people who spoke Yoruba, but because so many of the Nigerian shoppers would rather speak in forced British accents than Yoruba, that ship probably didn’t sail in the end. *ps fake Nigerian ‘foreign’ accents sound so cringe, my friends and I who were shipped off to England in primary and secondary school can still converse in a decent ‘Nigerian’ accent, the Yorubas and Hausas speak their languages fluently when they’re joking around, so where do all these 18 month Masters students get theirs from?

    • meems

      May 20, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      English is our official lingua franca whereas in those countries you have specified, they have other official languages and they can be excused. English is but only another language to be learnt.

  2. Seun

    May 20, 2016 at 9:27 am

    You are both very correct,the man should be sent to jail,his part of the criminal ring of boko haram.

  3. Bodunade

    May 20, 2016 at 9:30 am

    The same chibok girl that cant speak English but was about to write WAEC?
    Captain America: Civil War was really boring, so was Deadpool, tired of overhyped movies.

    • Concerned

      May 20, 2016 at 11:04 am

      A number of students up north cannot speak English. Yes she was about to write WAEC but you need to realize that a number of their subjects are thought in Hausa Language.

    • meems

      May 20, 2016 at 11:22 am

      So Physics is taught in Hausa up north? And it’s also written in Hausa in WAEC? Waoh! Did not know that. So why can’t we all learn in our local languages? Thanks for the information.

    • kilipot

      May 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Abeg, leave your fellow BN readers alone o. I served in Sokoto and 99% don’t understand or speak English.
      I can authoritatively say also, that a lot of school in the Southern villages don’t understand too. So let’s stop the ignorance

    • Zedzed

      May 20, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      I remember when I was in secondary schhol, FGC Kano. The student with the best WAEC result in 1999 set (he got 9 A’s) couldn’t or wouldn’t speak a word of English. Think about that for a minute….

  4. Californiabawlar

    May 20, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Yes yes yes!! I was very worried about the wording. I didn’t want to say anything cause I thought was just being overly sensitive.
    The word husband shouldn’t have even come up at all at all in the last couple of days.

  5. Radiant

    May 20, 2016 at 10:21 am

    So many counts to that charge for the man but certainly not husband.

  6. NationalSquirrel

    May 20, 2016 at 10:52 am

    I just thank God I am a south south christian.

  7. semesee

    May 20, 2016 at 10:52 am

    well said sir!

  8. Bodunade

    May 20, 2016 at 11:48 am

    @Bruno, last time I checked I wasn’t crazy, lol.

    Dark humor Shey, overrated still. The Hateful eight is the best movie I have seen in a long while

  9. Fleur

    May 20, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    The bulk of the conversation here is deprssing. Someone’s life is ruined forever and she is left with the unfortunate reminder called a baby and we are talking quentin tarantino andaction hero movies?even if we don’t support Buhari, is this life not precious?

    • Faith

      May 20, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Honestly, I weep for Nigeria and the kinds of statements people spew without thinking all because of ethnic sentiments. I think I have finally given upon Naija .

    • nnenne

      May 20, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      @Fleur.. The lives of so many Nigerian youth have been jeopardized over the years.
      They all need attention. They deserve better from our leaders, gone and present.

      We can’t wait for them to hit dead space to act!

      Talking about standard of education:
      It must be the same all over Nigeria.
      After the civil war and all of its draw backs, states outside the war zone are the ones getting different kinds of clauses to caught up and not South East and south south., the war torn zone.

      There’s God o!

  10. Anor

    May 20, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    To think that he went with her to Aso rock to visit the President speaks volumes. By the way shouldnt she have been whisked straight to a rehabilitation center? oh by the way Ese Oruru and even other escapees should have been taken to the President too nah, Which kain Pasha be this nah

    • Ifunanya

      May 20, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      The presidency has clarified that the guy with her is the brother… quite a relief.

  11. chizzy

    May 20, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    It is not strange that intending WAEC students from a village school cannot speak English. When I served, there were corpers who could not complete a sentence in English. Even students from private schools make fundamental grammatical mistakes, So leave that one out ooo. It is the state of our educational system

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