A 23 year old woman has narrated how a sergeant with the Nigerian Army serving in Biu Regiment defiled her at age 18 and put her in the family way.

Narrating her ordeal to newsmen at NUJ Secretariat, Bauchi, on Thursday, Comfort Peter explained that she met Sergeant Julius Simon in 2017 in Bauchi when they came for a special operation.

Comfort said when he approached her with love advances, the woman she was working with disapproved of it.
“She told me that if Julius actually love me then he should come to our house. When i told.him.he agreed and started coming to our house,’ she said.
Comfort, who said she was 19 and Julius’ was 30, started coming to their house. 
She said one day the father saw him in army uniform and asked him if he wanted to marry his daughter. Julius’ agreed but my father said he desired that she go for further studies because she just finished secondary school but Julius’ promised to marry me’

Comfort said when her father asked her to choose between marrying and going to school, she said she preferred to marry.

She said they started courtship and one day Julius invited her to his house. She protested but he said they had finished their assignment in Bauchi. They were to return to Biu and he wanted to see her before his departure.

“I went to his house and he prevented me from going back to my father’s house that day. I told him that if you do not want me to return to my father’s house, then you will marry me and I will stay with you. 
He agreed. He seized my phone and he forced me to have sex with him that day,’ Comfort said as she started to cry.

Comfort, who said she had never known any man before meeting Julius’, said the next day he asked her to leave. I told him that was not our agreement. 
He promised to get back to me and take me to live with him. When I came home my father almost killed me. l slept outside. 

Few days later I started vomiting. My father noticed and asked my mother . My mother said it was just Malaria’

Comfort said when she noticed she was pregnant, she ran out of the house to her aunt’s house in Tafawa Balewa because her father used to warn his female children that any of them that brought pregnancy to the house he would disown that child’
Comfort said her father was admitted to hospital but when she went to visit him, he burst into tears.
 She explained that she visited Julius’ twice in Biu but each time he went, he became furious and threatened not to marry her again. 
She said she has not set her eyes on Julius’ since she gave birth to a baby boy in June 2019.’ His number is switched off. 
I communicate with one of his friends who told me they have been posted to Maiduguri . The friend told me that Julius’ said he would not marry me again’
Comfort, who could not stop crying, said she regretted going out with Julius’.
‘How can you treat someone that you said you live like’? Comfort said Julius has cheated her.I want justice. 
Let him come and be a father to his son because the boy is two years old now and already he has started asking for his father. 
Julius’ was the one that disvirgined me.He promised to marry me but deceived me..I will never love or trust any man again but he must take care of his son”
Comfort, who came in company with her father, retired Assistant Superintendent of Police Amity, called on the military authorities to fish him out and make him responsible to his son.
‘As for me, l no longer love him. I have forgiven him but won’t marry him again,’ she said.


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