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6 women escapes Boko Haram captivity in Yobe

6 women escapes Boko Haram captivity in Yobe

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6 women escapes Boko Haram captivity in Yobe

By Tada JUTHA, Maiduguri

No less than six women recently escaped from the Boko Haram captivity in Sambisa Forest of Yobe State.

The five women and a pregnant girl were kidnapped on October 3, 2020 and May 5, 2021 in Chibok and Hong Local Government Area in Borno and Adamawa states.

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Handing over the escapees Monday to Governor Babagana in Maiduguri, the state capital; the Women Affairs Commissioner,  Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo disclosed that four women between the ages of 20 and 25 each has two children; while the other woman has a kid and the other girl is already pregnant.

She lamented that the freed victims escaped from Boko Haram custody in the Buni/Yadi axis of Yobe State.

The women along with their nine children trekked for six hours before being rescued by security operatives on the south fringe of forest.

On the escaped women, Gambo disclosed: “The ones abducted at Takulashu village of Chibok are Maryam Ishaya with a child, Racheal Simon with two children; while Esther Ayuba and Alheri Ezekiel each has two children.

She told the Governor that Victoria Andrew and Victoria James, who each have two children were abducted by the terrorists in Cofure village of Hong Council, Adamawa state.

Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014 abducted 276 girls at the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state.

Since then about 50 percent of them escaped or released, while over 100 are still in captivity of Boko Haram.

While receiving the rescued women and children at the Musa Usman Secretariat complex, Maiduguri; said the state government is doing everything possible to speed up the reconstruction and reintegration of all victims of Boko Haram into society.

He said: “I’m happy to receive you my daughters; after your fervent prayers to escape from captivity.

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“We also thank God for rescuing and protecting you from the hands of terrorists,” assuring that they are to be handed over to your respective families.

He added that the security agencies will profile over 8,000 surrendered Boko Haram terrorists, comprising the innocent ones who were forcefully abducted to join the terror group.

6 women escapes Boko Haram captivity in Yobe

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