Missing Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been brainwashed into killing and torturing the terror group’s other prisoners, it has been revealed.
Other women who were captured by the Islamist group claim they were held in the same camp as some of the kidnapped schoolgirls, who are now carrying out killings on behalf of their captors.
Amnesty International said it is aware that out of the 276 girls abducted from from their boarding school by the Islamist groups more than a year ago, some of 219 still missing have been forced to fight for Boko Haram.
One 17-year-old witness told BBC Panorama 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.
She said some of the Chilbok 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.
“They were Christian men. They [the Boko Haram fighters] forced the Christians to lie down. Then the girls cut their throats,” the unidentified teen said.
“You women should learn from your husbands because they are giving their blood for the cause. We must also go to war for Allah.”
The statements made by the 17-year-old were not independently verified. She has now successfully fled the group after six months in captivity.
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.
The Islamist terror group has abducted thousands of women and girls in recent years
Earlier this week it was reported two teenage girls, who killed at least 30 people in a twin suicide bomb attacks in Nigeria, were feared to have been Boko Haram captives who were forced to blow themselves up.