Freed Nigerian Women Tell of Boko Haram Horror

Boko Haram fighters killed older boys and men in front of their families before taking women and children into the forest where many died of hunger and disease, freed captives said on Sunday after they were brought to a government refugee camp.
The Nigerian army rescued hundreds of women and children last week from the Islamist fighters in northern Nigeria's Sambisa Forest in a major operation that has turned international attention to the plight of hostages.
After days on the road in pickup trucks, hundreds were released on Sunday into the care of authorities at a refugee camp in the eastern town of Yola to be fed and treated for injuries. They have been able to speak to reporters for the first time.
One of the freed women, Asabe Umaru, describing her captivity in the forest said, "They didn't allow us to move an inch," "If you needed the toilet, they followed you. We were kept in one place. We were under bondage."
She added, "We thank God to be alive today. We thank the Nigerian army for saving our lives."



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