A 56-year old woman, Mbutu Papka, who was released on Sunday, March 15, 2015 by insurgent sect, Boko Haram after eight months of captivity has revealed that the over 200 girls kidnapped by the terror group in April 2014 are in Gwoza, a town in Borno State.
Papka, who spoke with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, availed that she was transferred from Mdita, where conditions were unbearable to Gwoza, where living conditions were greatly improved.
She said: “In the camp at Gwoza, there were clear demarcations between where people were kept. The Chibok girls, other captives and Boko Haram members and their family members all had their separate areas secured, though the security in the area where the girls are kept is visibly different and much tighter.
“When we got to Gwoza, things changed because there were facilities there and the place was 10 times better than Mdita.
“We had a normal life in Gwoza, except the trauma of living in captivity. Whatever we wanted to eat, they were provided. They would bring water, firewood, etc., and leave them outside. They even provided perfume for anyone who requested for it.”
She further revealed that she was released alongside ten other older women, adding that she was given a 2-year old boy, who she said cried uncontrollably and transported to Izge, from where she was taken via motocycle to her own village. The ride, however cost N8,000.