Boko Haram will 'negotiate with Chibok girls or use them as shields' informants tell CNN
wo “mid-level” Boko Haram fighters are sure that Abubakar Shekau, the sect's leader, will either use the kidnapped Chibok girls to negotiate the release of detained terrorists or use them as human shield against any attack from government troops.
Speaking with CNN on Monday, the men revealed how Boko Haram coerces men into joining the group at gunpoint, but said they had to speak out to save their children.
“This [speaking out] is the only way our children will have a future,” one of them said, adding that a number of his friends who were forced to join the group subsequently received terrorism training in Sudan and Somalia.
Speaking on the groups' recruitment pattern, the other said: “After convincing you, once you move to their training camp, that is the end. You won't come back again. “They take them to the bush and then force you to join. It is either you join or they will kill you.”
On the kidnapped Chibok girls, they maintained that Boko Haram “will use them to negotiate with the government about those of their members that have been detained by the government, or use them as human shield.”