Boko Haram captives say hostages stoned to death by militants

London : Former captives held by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria have said describing the horror hostages faced in captivity that some of them were stoned to death as the army came nearer to rescue them.

According to BBC, the women said that the captives were pelted with stones when they refused to run away as the army approached nearer. Around 300 women and children were rescued and brought to a government camp from the vast Sambisa forest. The military claims to have rescued over 700 people in the last week in the offensive against the militant group. The women said that the militants killed men and older boys in front of their families and many women were forced into marriage. The captives were not allowed to move out of their sight even for a minute, not even when they went to the toilets, said the women. Thousands have been killed in northern Nigeria since Boko Haram began its insurgency in 2009 to create an Islamic state.

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