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Stranded Boko Haram members resort to cannibalism


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Mallam Momodu Bukar, a suspected Boko Haram militant who escaped on Thursday evening told newsmen in Maiduguri, that the sect members have resorted to cannibalism.
“I thank God that I escaped because I would have been slaughtered by now to provide meal for my colleagues at the camp,” Bukar said.

He explained that dozens of stranded Boko Haram militants in Magumeri forest in Borno State have resorted to cannibalism near the Niger border after spending days without food or water.

Bukar said it all started on last Monday when three of the combatants in the camp died of acute hunger.

He said the leader of the group called Abu Omar directed that a non
combatant member be slaughtered to provide meal for the rest.

Bukar explained that he meat provided meal for the combatants for just two days while another was ordered killed Wednesday .

“So it became certain that I might be the next person since I am also
a non combatant member.”

Bukar said he escaped after volunteering to help search for drinking
water for the group in a nearby village.

The Islamists been in the forest since May when they
were dislodged from Marte, in Marte Local Government Area (LGA) by the the military Joint Task Force (JTF).

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