One of the kidnapped Chibok girls, Amina Ali Nkeki, who recently managed to escape from the Boko Haram camp and was found by some members of the Civilian JTF says she misses her Boko Haram fighter husband and is still thinking about him.
According to Amina, she has no idea of his whereabouts and wants to be reunited with him. Speaking to CNN from an undisclosed location in Abuja on Tuesday, August 16, she said:
“I’m not comfortable with the way I’m being kept from him.”
Addressing the father of her child directly, she said:
“I want you to know that I’m still thinking about you, and just because we are separated doesn’t mean I have forgotten about you.”
Amina was the first of the missing Chibok school girls to be rescued since their capture in 2014. She regained her freedom from the terrorists three months ago after being held captive for more than two years. The young girl was married off to a Boko Haram fighter with whom she later had a baby girl, Safiya.
Miss Amina and her ‘husband’ were discovered together after they were seen wandering on the fringes of the Sambisa forest with reports suggesting they escaped the camp as a result of hunger.
Activists confirmed to the BBC that Amina Ali Nkeki was found by a vigilante group in the Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon. She was reportedly identified by a civilian fighter, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF)- a vigilante group set up to help in the war against Boko Haram- who recognized her.
At the time of their escape, her husband, identified as Mohammed Hayatu, said he too had been kidnapped by Boko Haram. He was placed in military detention for interrogation by Nigeria’s joint intelligence center.