Boko Haram teaching children as young as 13 how to rape hostages

A boy soldier who fled from the Nigerian jihadists has claimed adult fighters are telling youngsters that sexually assaulting their captives will be �fun�.

Boko Haram teaching children as young as 13 how to rape hostages

Boko Haram militants are teaching children as young as 13 how to rape their hostages, it has been claimed.

A boy soldier who fled from the Nigerian jihadists has claimed adult fighters are telling youngsters that sexually assaulting their captives will be “fun”, reported Daily Mail.

Boko Haram which has pledged allegiance to ISIS, are turning to children in order to boost their numbers. One boy, abducted by Boko Haram in Baga, Nigeria has described how senior fighters spent two days instructing youngsters how to carry out rapes - repeatedly attacking women and young girls they were holding captive.


The 15-year-old, named only as Ahmed, revealed how boys were taught to subdue their victims and told not to allow women to 'overpower' them, according to Philip Obaji Jr, writing for the Daily Beast.

Ahmed said: 'The girls will scream and cry for help, but [the militants] didn’t care. Sometimes they’ll be slapped and threatened with guns if they didn't cooperate.'

A girl who escaped Boko Haram also told the Daily Beast how she had been raped by 'little boys' who were so little she could normally fend them off 'very easily'.

One 'looked like a 13-year-old having sex for the first time' - but succeeded because he had a gun. Earlier it was it was reported that Boko Haram fighters fleeing an attack on their base last week may have used some of the girls kidnapped in 2014 from northeast Nigeria's Chibok as human shields to prevent being fired upon by fighter jets.

Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 200 girls from their school dormitories in the town of Chibok in April 2014. The first of the girls to be found said most of them were being held in the Sambisa forest, where she was discovered in May.