‘animal on display’

Jessica Buchanan recalls the moment she was seized by Somali pirates.  “Yelling, screaming, hitting windshields with AK-47s. Guns in my face.”

Woman abducted by Somali pirates ‘felt like animal on display’

While working as a humanitarian worker in war-ravaged Somalia, Jessica Buchanan knew she lived with danger. Even so, she never thought she was at risk for abduction.

But on Oct. 25, 2011, that’s what happened.

She was “completely surrounded” the moment she was seized by Somali pirates, she recalled Monday on TODAY. “Yelling, screaming, hitting windshields with AK-47s. Guns in my face, and then we just take off driving through the desert into God only knows where.”

Buchanan spent the next 93 days in conditions so unsanitary they ended up threatening her health. The former grade-school teacher wrote about her experience in “Impossible Odds,” a book she co-authored with her husband, Erik Landemalm.

Buchanan thought she would die every single day she was held… [click here to continue reading].

Source: Today News.

 

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