Stockholm Syndrome or survival: Kidnapped school girls kill Boko Haram's prisoners

12:45 PM | 30 Jun, 2015
Stockholm Syndrome or survival: Kidnapped school girls kill Boko Haram's prisoners
LONDON (Web Desk) - Out of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram more than a year ago, some of 219 still missing have been forced to fight for the Islamic extremist group, said Amnesty International.

Missing Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been brainwashed into killing and torturing the terror group's other prisoners, Daily Mail reported.


One 17-year-old witness told BBC that after she was captured by Boko Haram, she was told she would become the wife of one of the militants.

When she refused, they slit the throats of four men in front of her - and said she would suffer the same fate if she did not co-operate.

The teenager went on to marry a Boko Haram member, was repeatedly raped and is now pregnant with his child.

People march on a street during a silent protest calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of the government secondary school in Chibok, who were kidnapped a year ago, in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, April 13, 2015. Nearly 300 schoolgirls from Chibok were abducted in a mass kidnapping on the night of April 14-15. Dozens escaped on their own but 219 remain missing. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)


She said some of the Chibok schoolgirls were held in the same camp as her, and they urged her to comply with their terrorist captors - and killed Christian men in front of her.

"(The girls) told us, You women should learn from your husbands because they are giving their blood for the cause. We must also go to war for Allah."

Human rights activists at Amnesty International said their own research uncovered evidence that a number of the Chibok schoolgirls were now fighting for Boko Haram.