Rabi Abu-Yasir, wife of the doctor who treats the leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, on Saturday surrendered to the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri the capital of Borno State.
The Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas, disclosed this while handing over to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), 82 women and children who were rescued from the captivity of the sect.
According to Rabi who was rescued on Friday after troops of the Nigerian Army dislodged the insurgents in Sambisa Forest, he husband, Abu-Yasir, is Shekau’s physician. She added that unlike her peers, she enjoyed special treatment and privileges as the wife of Shekau’s doctor.
“My husband, Abu-Yasir, is Shekau’s physician, he also treat patients and conduct surgical operation.
“My type of food and other consumables are better from what they gave out to other women and children in the camps.
“We suffered in their hands and they warned us that Nigerian troops will kill anybody who surrender to them.
“They always told us to stay with them and encouraged us not to submit to the troops.
“The military are taking care of us, as against the wrong notion the insurgents made us to believe,” she said.