Mediator Zannah Mustapha, the man behind the released of all 82 women captured by militant Islamist group Boko Haram has revealed that none of the released girls were raped nor touched by the dreaded terrorist group.
Mustapha disclosed this while speaking to BBC’s Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani in an interview.
He revealed that it was only after the women “agreed” to get married that the militants had sexual relations with them and that before the kidnap of Chibok girls, government and his organisation was already trying to negotiate peace with Boko Haram.
Mustapha shared his experience during the handover of the 82 Chibok girls freed from Boko Haram after three years in captivity: “a militant read out the girls’ names from a list. One by one, the abducted schoolgirls, now women, lined up along the outskirts of a forest near Kumshe town, on the border between Nigeria and Cameroon.
“Each of them was covered from head to ankle in a dark-coloured hijab. I went ahead of the Red Cross. They [the militants] brought the girls to me.”