15 Days After: Abducted Schoolgirls Moved To Neighbouring Countries

15 Days After: Abducted Schoolgirls Moved To Neighbouring Countries

Some of the female students who were abducted in a night raid in Borno by the dreaded Boko Haram sect have been reportedly ferried around lake Chad to neighbouring countries.

A Chibok youth leader, Dr Pogu Bitrus who made this known during an interview said they have reports that the abductors might have divided the girls into groups and carried some to neighbouring countries so as to make it impossible to rescue the girls all at once.

"Since the girls were abducted from GGSS Chibok by the Boko Haram, we heard that the girls were separated. Some were detained in Sambisa Forest, some detained around Gwoza, Marte and Monguno axis," he said.

It's been 15 days since over 200 female students were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from a Government Girls Secondary school in Chibok, Borno State and the Federal Government is yet to secure their release.

Bitrus criticised the government for not doing much to rescue the girls, adding that if anything was being done, it's been kept a secret from the public.

When contacted, the spokesman of the state JTF, Col. Muhammad Dole, said he did not have the authority to comment on the matter.

Helpless parents of the abducted girls have been combing the bushes in search of their daughters, but they had to return home after days of searching yielded no result. They even claimed to be threatened by Boko Haram to stop their search or the girls would be killed.

At the National security meeting which held Last Thursday in Abuja, the military was given a marching order to rescue the abducted girls and according to report over the weekend, military troops were advancing on the area where the girls are being kept but they are being cautious because the insurgents were said to be holding the girls hostage so to use them as shield when the military strikes.

Source: Legit.ng

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