Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped two weeks again are being sold to as wives to Islamic militants for as little as £8 each, it has been claimed.
The teenagers were abducted from their secondary school, in Chibok, in the middle of the night by armed men from Boko Haram and are believed to have smuggled across the borders to Cameroon and Chad Republic.
Some of them have been forced to marry against their will and are being used as servants and sex slaves, according to a community elder.
Pogo Bitrus told The Times the captors were selling the girls aged 16-18 into servitude by forcing them to marry other members of the extremist group.
‘If these captors are trying to achieve a political point, I think the best thing is for us to try to make sure that they don’t succeed,’ he said.
‘But from all indications they are succeeding, due to inaction of government it is helping these people in achieving their objectives.’
He said that the girls had been ferried to Cameroon and Chad by canoe where prospective husbands were paying around 2,000 naira (£8) for a bride.
The girls were kidnapped on April 14 by gunmen who raided the dormitories taking the girls while they slept.
(h/t Creeping Sharia)