Three weeks later the search for the abducted girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok is still on.
300 girls were kidnapped from their school on April 14, 2014 and were held captive in the wild Sambisa Forest in Borno where Boko Haram has a heavily armed camp of bunkers, tunnels, ramshackle buildings and tents.
Over 20 girls have since escaped from the hands of the terrorists.
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One girl who recently escaped following an earlier kidnapping said she was prized as a terror leader’s wife because she had been a virgin. She said young female captives were raped up to 15 times a day, forced to convert to Islam and had their throats cut if they refused.
A wrecked classroom at the girls’ school in Chibok
Since the kidnap, news has filtered back of mass marriages with girls forcibly shared out as brides, and some being sold out to border towns in Chad and Cameroon for as low as N2,000.
Boko Haram has warned that any attempt to find them will lead to their death.
President Jonathan, in a security meeting, ordered security cgiefs to put all hands on deck to ensure the safe return of the girls to their families.