Survivor: More Than 20 ChibokGirls Still In Sambisa

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It is eight years after Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 school girls from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, with the help of Theatre Command Operation Hadin Kai two Chibok girls have been rescued from Sambisa forest.

The girls were said to have been rescued at Gazuwa enclave in Bama Local Government Area, Borno State, recently.

While narrating their 8 years of ordeal in the forest, Mariam Dauda, and Hauwa Joseph alongside their babies at a press conference that was held at the Command-and-Control Centre Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri on Tuesday.

They revealed that they had been married off to Boko Haram Commanders for years and both had babies for them until the Nigerian army killed their husbands months ago.

Responding to questions from newsmen, Mary now Mariam said, “Yes I know him, I used to see the late Abubakar Shekau.

“Yes, there are still other Chibok girls in the Sambisa Forest. They also have been married, at least more than 20 are still there,” she began to mention their names one after the other.

“I was 18 years old when they abducted us and I converted to Islam, I was Christian but they converted us to Islam and married us off.

“We thank God that we are finally out, we have suffered after our husbands were killed, life was hell for us. We sincerely thank the military for rescuing us.”

Hauwa, on her part, said she never saw the late Shekau in person.

“I have never seen him face to face but I used to watch him on a laptop instructing the fighters,” Hauwa said.

They thanked the military for rescuing them after being held captive by Boko Haram for eight years.

Theatre Commander, Major General Christopher Musa, attributed the success due to the massive military operations in Sambisa Forest, Mandara Mountain, and the Lake Chad areas.

Musa noted that girls were rescued in Sambisa while assuring that they won’t rest until the remaining abductees regain their freedom.


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