She said she accepted the advances of a soldier who proposed marriage because she needed help in feeding her four children.
He disappeared five months later when she told him she was pregnant.
A 16-year-old girl who fled a brutal Boko Haram attack on Baga, near the shores of Lake Chad, northern Borno in January 2015, said she was drugged and raped in May 2015 by a vigilante group member in charge of distributing aid in the camp: He knew my parents were dead, because he is also from Baga. The day he raped me, he offered me a drink in a cup. He then sent his mother to propose to me, which convinced me that he was serious.
He would bring me food items like rice and spaghetti so I believed he really wanted to marry me. He allowed me to go outside the camp when necessary.
When I informed him about my condition, he threatened to shoot and kill me if I told anyone else.
So I was too afraid to report him.” The Boko Haram conflict has led to more than 10,000 civilian deaths since 2009; the abductions of at least 2,000 people, mostly women and children and large groups of students, including from Chibok and Damasak; the forced recruitment of hundreds of men; and the displacement of about 2.5 million people in northeast Nigeria.
“Failure to respond to these widely reported abuses amounts to severe negligence or worse by Nigerian authorities,” Segun said.
“One day he demanded to have sex with me,” she said. It happened just that one time, but soon I realized I was pregnant.Victims of rape and sexual exploitation may be less likely to seek health care, including psychological counselling, due to the shame they feel.Fewer than five of the 43 women and girls interviewed said they had received any formal counseling after they were raped or sexually exploited.In late July, 2016, Human Rights Watch documented sexual abuse, including rape and exploitation, of 43 women and girls living in seven internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.The victims had been displaced from several Borno towns and villages, including Abadam, Bama, Baga, Damasak, Dikwa, Gamboru Ngala, Gwoza, Kukawa, and Walassa.
A situational assessment of IDPs in the northeast in July 2016 by NOI Polls, a Nigerian research organization, reported that 66 percent of 400 displaced people in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states said that camp officials sexually abuse the displaced women and girls.