Friday, March 20, 2015

Islamist Husbands Kill Scores of Wives in Nigeria; They Left for Battle, Feared Wives Would Remarry

Several witnesses said today (March 20, 2015) that scores of Nigerian women -- who were forced to marry Boko Haram Islamist militants -- were killed by their husbands before a battle with troops in the northeast town of Bama, according to the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website.

Five witnesses who recounted the massacres to AFP  said the Islamist militants feared they would be killed by advancing soldiers or separated from their wives when they fled the town.

They killed the women to prevent them from marrying non-believers, they added.

"The terrorists said they will not allow their wives to be married to infidels," said Sharifatu Bakura, 39, a widow and mother of three children.

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