to their captors; and sexual abuse including rape.
as speaking about how she had been forced to wash the bloodied clothes of insurgents killed in the July 2009 violence.
participate in attacks and to carry ammunition for her captors.
“I was told to hold the bullets and lie in the grass while they fought. They came to me for extra bullets as the fight continued during the day,” she was quoted as saying.
“When security forces arrived at the scene and began to shoot at us, I fell down in fright. The insurgents dragged me along on the ground as they fled back to camp.”
The woman said she feigned to be afraid and asked the young men, mostly teenage members of the Civilian JTF, for help.
When she refused, asking the money be sent to her father, an insurgent who knows her family accepted the money on her behalf. She eventually escaped, and in anger insurgents burned down their family house.
“I was lying down in the cave pretending to be ill because I did not want the marriage the commander planned to conduct for me with another insurgent on his return from the Sambisa camp.
“After we were declared married I was ordered to live in his cave but I always managed to avoid him.
“When we arrived at the camp they left us under a tree. I managed to sleep; I was exhausted and afraid. Late in the night, two insurgents shook me and another woman awake, saying their leader wanted to see us. We had no choice but to follow them, but as soon as we moved deep into the woods, one of them dragged me away, while his partner took the other woman in another direction.