The Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, the state government, and the parents of the abducted Chibok girls couldn’ t contain their joy when six girls reportedly escaped from the Boko Haram terrorists’ camp, even though they did not come home alone.
According to Borno State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, the six girls who returned escaped from the terrorists with nine children and one pregnant.
She further added that before they could be rescued by the security operatives after their escape, the girls had trekked through the Sambisa Forest for about six hours.
The Commissioner made this known while the girls were welcomed by the Governor at the government house.
She said, ” The victims who were freed, ran away from the Boko Haram custody at Buni Yadi axis of Yobe State and trekked through the Sambisa Forest for about six hours before they were rescued by security operatives.
” The three of them were abducted on the 3rd of October 2020, while the other ones were abducted on 5th of May, 2021.
” The three who were abducted at Takulashu village of Chibok; are Maryam Ishaya with one child, Racheal Simon with two children, and Esther Ayuba with two children, while Alheri Ezekiel has two children, Victoria Andrew and Victoria James also with two children were abducted from Cofure village, Hong town in Adamawa State. ”
While receiving the children, Governor Babagana Zulum gave thanks to God for protecting them from the hands of terrorists.
He promised to provide everything that will reintegrate them back into society to continue their normal life.
The Governor said, ” I am very happy to receive you my daughters after you felt prey to Boko Haram terrorists. We thank God Almighty for rescuing and protecting you from the hands of terrorists.
” As a government, we will do everything possible to reintegrate and support you to continue a normal life into the society as we hand you over to your respective families. ” ⁿ