More Chibok Girls ‘Escape’

A source indicated that Halima Ali is one of the girls believed to have escaped…

The abducted Chibok schoolgirls
The abducted Chibok schoolgirls

Thu Jan 28 2021

Some of the Chibok girls abducted and held by the Boko Haram insurgents since 2014 might have escaped today.

A parent, who spoke to Daily Trust, said some of them had been contacted by officials handling the girls and that the affected parents might be invited to Maiduguri on a later date.

A source indicated that Halima Ali is one of the girls believed to have escaped five years since the escape of her sister Maryam.Daily Trust gathered that Halima was married off to a commander under the instruction of Abubakar Shekau few months after their abduction from their boarding school in Chibok.Halima’s father, Ali Maiyanga, could not be reached for comment but a credible source told our reporter that friends and family members trooped to the family house of Halima to congratulate the family on the good news.When contacted, the Secretary, Chibok Parents Association, Lawal Zannah, said he had information that some of the girls had escaped but had not yet ascertained the number.“We heard that some of our girls have escaped from the forest, but we are yet to get the detail about their number,” Zannah said.A group of armed fighters abducted 219 schoolgirls from their hostel in 2014, sparking an international outrage.Four of the abducted girls; Amina Ali, Maryam Ali, Rakiya Ntsiha and Solomi Titus escaped before the release of 21 and then 82 following negotiation with Boko Haram, making a total of 107.

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