Boko Haram Releases 200 Women Hostages In Yobe

Boko Haram Releases 200 Women Hostages In Yobe

By Associate Editor | The Trent on January 24, 2015
A woman stands next to a burnt house in the aftermath of what Nigerian authorities said was heavy fighting between security forces and Islamist militants in Baga, a fishing town on the shores of Lake Chad, adjacent to the Chadian border, April 21, 2013. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Stringer)

The BBC Hausa Service  has disclosed that about 200 female hostages kidnapped by suspected militants of the Islamist group Boko Haram in in Katarko Gujba, Yobe on January 2015 have been released.

This was confirmed by one of the elders from the community.

A statement from one of the woman who survived the attack BBC Hausa service revealed that the hostages were brutally manhandled by the insurgents due to their refusal to denounce their faith and join them.

She said, “They released us after we were asked to follow them in doing the work of Allah which we vehemently refused.

“They took us to an unknown destination and left us there. We had to look for another means to come back to our village.

Although It is hard to verify the total number of women and children in the camp, not less than 30 people are still imprisoned by the insurgents.


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