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I’m Still In Love With My Boko Haram Husband, I Want To Be Reunited With Him — Rescued Chibok Girl Begs


Mary Nkeki, a 27-year-old Chibok girl, who was recently rescued by the Nigerian Army has asked to be reunited with her husband, a repentant Boko Haram member, named Mallam Adamu.

Nkeki was abd¥cted alongside over 200 students from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014.

She was rescued on August 14, 2023 by troops of the 81 Nigerian Army Battalion, Dikwa, a border community with Cameroon. She was handled over to the Borno State Commissioner of Women Affairs, Zuwaira Gambo at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri on Monday, August 21.

According to the Theatre Commander OPHK, Maj-Gen. Gold Chibuisi: “Mary was rescued by our troops, while one Adamu; her husband surrendered to Army last week in the border areas of Cameroon.”

Nkeki said she had two babies with her husband, but they di£d of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the Gulumba Forest of Bama local council.

She stated that despite her rescue, she wanted to be reunited with her husband, Adamu, who had already surrendered last week in Dikwa.

“As for marriage, my husband is still alive, and I am still in love with him. I don’t know whether he is still in Dikwa or they brought him to Maiduguri, but I will love to be reunited with him if it will be possible,” she said.

Mary’s rescue brings the total number of rescued Chibok schoolgirls in 2023 to 16.


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