Boko Haram insurgents in West Africa have turned to public sale of captured women in Nigeria in a bid to raise money for their guns, fuel and ammunition.
This came after Nigerian army arrested the man who is said to be the supplier of fuel amd food to Boko Haram at Daban Shata in Borno State.
Nigeria’s military last week captured major parts of Sambiza forest from Boko Haram. It is believed these groups took advantage of the thick forest and created a den for themselves.
Women and male fighters who have been rescued from Boko Haram confirm that shortage of weapons has led to major internal wrangles among the group members.
Some of these fighters are opting to defect though there is the fear pf being killed once the leaders get hold of them or their families.
Boko Haram had abducted close to 2000 women and girls last year. Their abduction of the Chibok girls led to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign in Nigeria.
More than a year on, some of these girls have not been found despite Nigerian military in collaboration with neighboring forces rescuing several abducts.
A number of elusive girls have also confirmed that the group under the leadership of Abubakar Shekau turned them into sex slaves, some were sold to slavery and other were forcefully trained as suicide bombers.
Boko Haram pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State earlier this year and began calling itself Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) in April this year.
The pledge could be an indirect call for support from the Islamic State who created their caliphate in Iraq and Syria.