JUST IN: Security Officials Rescue 80 Girls Kidnapped In Borno

JUST IN: Security Officials Rescue 80 Girls Kidnapped In Borno

By Anita Sunday | Society Reporter on April 16, 2014
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Nigerian troops (file) boko haram Nigerian Army Sokoto
Nigerian troops (file)

Joint security officials have rescued about 80 students of the Government Girls’ Secondary School in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State who were abducted by the members of the Boko Haram sect on Monday, April 14, 2014.

The girls regained freedom on Wednesday morning after a group of vigilante, local hunters and soldiers went in search for the over one hundred girls abducted.

Nigerian Eye reports:

The insurgents, who were carrying the school girls in Tipper Lories, were alleged to have got stuck in the bush while they were trying to crossover some muddy area between Chibok and Askira/Uba.

According to the father of one of the rescued girls Malam Ali Iliya, the girl said when the trailer got stuck, some of the girls jumped out and ran for their lives.

“They were scattered in the bush when the vigilante and local hunters found them. Some of them were wounded, some were with fracture, which I believe was as a result of jumping from the high vehicle, but we are happy that our children have been rescued.

“Now we are praying for those who are still with the Boko Haram; our prayer is that every father will have his child back”, he said.

He added that his daughter Hajara was sound and healthy but weak stressing that “our children told us that when they started running, the insurgents didn’t shoot them.

“They allowed those who could run to go but those who could not run either as a result of fear or wound are still with them in the bush. My daughter said the abductors were over one hundred and that the girls were 243; she said the insurgents asked them to count themselves”.

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