Chibok Women, Children Plead For Evacuation Over Recurrent Attacks

Chibok Women, Children Plead For Evacuation Over Recurrent Attacks

By Vanguard on July 14, 2014
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Mothers weep during a meeting with the Borno state governor on April 22 in Chibok. (Photo Credit: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters)

Chibok survivors from the war-torn area of Borno State, especially children and women, have expressed loss of hope in the Federal Government rescue efforts and urged Nigerians to quickly evacuate them before the Boko Haram insurgents wipe them out of their land.

According to one of the women who spoke in a telephone conversation with reporters at a media briefing organised by Rev. Ladi Thompson-led group, Gabasawa Women and Children Initiative, Boko Haram insurgents have taken over the entire villages , while indigenes have fled into bushes and other save havens.

She narrated: “My daughter is languishing in Sambisa forest in the hands of her captors. I have not seen her for weeks now. I have lost my peace. Nigerians must know that we are in full trouble and suffering here.

“On Sunday, last week, the attackers came and killed over 58 people in churches across three communities. Before then, we got the hint about the impending attack but we were helpless.”

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