Escaping Boko Haram members have been reported to be killing their wives in order not to leave them for “unbelievers” to marry.
This was gathered from a newly-liberated person from Bama. They narrated how many of the insurgents, fearing that they would be captured and killed, slaughtered their wives to prevent being inherited by “infidels.”
It was learnt that the insurgents who fled Bama for Gwoza, the last of the territories under them, swiftly slaughtered almost all their wives before the flight.
One of the freed captives from Bama told journalists in Maiduguri on Wednesday evening that many of the insurgents’ wives were killed so that unbelievers would not remarry them.
According to the source, the insurgents told the murdered women that “we will not leave anyone of you because if unbelievers marry you when we get to heaven, there is no way we can meet again so we do this so that we can meet in heaven.”
“The women pleaded with them but they refused and slaughtered them; we were seen as unbelievers because we didn’t accept their faith so we were spared,” the source revealed.