Rescued Chibok schoolgirl, Amina ‘misses militant husband’

Rescued Chibok schoolgirl, Amina ‘misses militant husband’
August 17 18:16 2016

The first Nigerian schoolgirl from Chibok to be rescued
 from Boko Haram has said she is missing the father of her baby, a
suspected Boko Haram insurgent.
In her first interview since being found with her baby in
 May, Amina Ali Nkeki told Reuters she also wanted to go
home to Chibok.
She and her child are being held in the capital, Abuja, for
what the government calls a restoration process.
More than 200 girls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok
in April 2014.

The abduction led to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, that
was supported by US First Lady Michelle Obama and
Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai.
The Boko Haram group has waged a violent insurgency for
several years in north-eastern Nigeria in its quest for Islamic
rule.

Ms Nkeki was found three months ago by a vigilante group
in a forest with suspected militant Mohammed Hayatu, who
identified himself as her husband, and their child of four
months.
The 21-year-old said she was unhappy about being
separated from Hayatu, who was arrested after they
were found.
”I want him to know that I am still thinking about him,” she
told Reuters. “Just because we got separated, that does not
mean that I don’t think about him.”
During the interview she only lifted her gaze from the floor
once to breastfeed her daughter when the baby was brought
into the room, Reuters reports.
”I just want to go home – I don’t know about school,” she 
said. “I will decide about school when I get back.”
Her mother, Binta Ali, told the BBC Hausa service earlier this
week that her daughter wanted the government to give her a
 sewing machine so she could become a seamstress.

She said the man claiming to be her daughter’s husband
had said he was a mechanic from the town of Mubi before
he was captured by Boko Haram – and that he had organised
their escape.
Earlier her brother had told the BBC that because of an
increase in air strikes, Hayatu was no longer willing to
continue fighting and they had planned to leave together .
Nkeki said she had not watched the video, released by
Boko Haram on Sunday, which apparently shows recent
footage of some the other missing Chibok girls.
”I think about them a lot – I would tell them to be hopeful and
prayerful,” she said. “In the same way God rescued me, he
will also rescue them.”

(BBC)