‘Boko Haram infected me with HIV/AIDS, VVF, during marathon sex in Sambisa’


‘Boko Haram infected me with HIV/AIDS, VVF, during marathon sex in Sambisa’

Fatima Kabir, a 15-year-old ex-wife of the factional leader of Boko Haram, Maman Nur, said she was infected with HIV/AIDS after she was forced to have marathon sex with many sect members at the group’s Sigil Huda camp, Sambisa Forest.

Kabir and her 14-year-old accomplice, Amina Shua’ibu were arrested by officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Borno State command on Friday night.

At the time of her arrest, she was also discovered to be two months pregnant for a sect member. Kabir told The Nation that she was introduced to the group by her brother, Ibrahim Fadagana, in 2013.


“I was married to Mamman Nur in 2013. I was 12 years old at the period. On the wedding night, Mamman Nur forced himself into me and destroyed my vagina. He infected me with Vesico Vaginal Fistulae (VVF). I was sick for a while, but I became better.

In that same year, 2013, he left me to participate in an arms and military training program in Libya. I couldn’t wait for him, so I immediately got married to Habib.

Habib later ran away because he was marked for execution. He was suspected to be an informant for the Nigerian government. I later got married again to one Ali Bama. I am presently carrying his two months pregnancy.

Life in Sagil Huda was very difficult especially for us (women). The men always sleep in the afternoon and do marathon sex with all the girls for the whole night. Only those that are married are safe.

At a point I became sick, so a French doctor came to check on me. He gave me some drugs and said I must be taking it from time to time. I learnt that I was infected with HIV/AIDS.

I don’t know if I got it from the marathon sex or from the 3 husbands I married. My current husband, Bama, is also infected. I fled Sagil Huda in the wake of the Nigerian Military Joint Task Force (JTF)’s military assault on their base in Sambisa Forest.

Right now, my mission is to go and meet my brother Fadagana, he is at Kangarwa with Mamman Nur. I have Mamman Nur’s phone number, I have been communicating with him. My plan is to go and meet him,” she said.

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