Ab­duc­tion of 200 school girls ‘Car break­down saved some of us’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - Sto­ries by Ibrahim Kabiru Sule

A stu­dent who man­aged to es­cape from the gun men that ab­ducted about 200 stu­dents in Borno state re­vealed how some of them freed them­selves.

The gun­men, sus­pected to be mem­bers of the Boko Haram in­sur­gents, raided a fe­male sec­ondary school in Chi­bok on Tues­day night.

The girls re­turn to the school to write their sec­ondary school fi­nal ex­am­i­na­tions when the gun­men truck.

They forced the girls into sev­eral ve­hi­cles and drove away with them into their Sam­bisa for­est camp.

The girl nar­rated what hap­pened in an in­ter­view with BBC Hausa Ser­vice yes­ter­day.

“They took us along Damoa road, but one of the cars broke down. They set it ablaze in­stantly and trans­ferred us to an­other car, car­ry­ing food items.

“Some of us were forced into a car loaded with jerry cans con­tain­ing petrol, and oth­ers were put in an empty bus.

“Some of them es­corted us on mo­tor­bikes as we move on a dusty road leading into the for­est.

“Af­ter we passed three vil­lages in the for­est, one of the cars broke down again. Some of them and those on the mo­tor­bikes went back to fix the car, but our car con­tin­ued with the jour­ney.

“Upon see­ing that, some girls close to the door dropped out of the car and run into the bush. We also jumped out and fol­lowed them into the bush, where we stayed till the fol­low­ing morn­ing be­fore we headed back to our homes,” she nar­rated.

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