Abducted Schoolgirls Allegedly Married Off To Boko Haram Members For N2,000

Abducted Schoolgirls Allegedly Married Off To Boko Haram Members For N2,000

Over 200 students of the Government Girls College abducted by the Boko Haram sects on April 14, 2014 in Borno reported earlier today to have been ferried to neighbouring countries like Chad and Cameroon are said to be married off to the terrorists at the price of N2000.

This was made known by a leader of the Chibok Elders Forum, Dr. Pogu Bitrus who said:

“They ferried them in canoes to Cameroon and Chad republic after they were wedded off to Boko Haram members who bidded (sic) and paid N2,000 each as dowries on their heads."

“The dowry was paid to their captors, the very people who abducted them from their school. One of them who married one of the girls took her to a border town close to Cameroon where villagers saw her.”

The Boko Haram members who have assumed “ownership” of the students were reported to have initially kept the girls at the Boko Haram camps in the notorious Sambisa Forest, then relocated them in trucks to other locations following the battle they had with the Military who had stormed the forest in search of the girls where over 40 insurgents were killed.


Bitrus who also said sources in Cameroon revealed most of the girls were now being held at “an area where the Boko Haram operates in Cameroon was in tears while speaking to Daily trust urged all Nigerians to join in the search of these missing girls.

He said: “If these captors are trying to achieve a political point, I think the best thing is for us to try to make sure that they don’t succeed but from all indications they are succeeding due to inaction of government. It is helping these people in achieving their objectives.”


Meanwhile the parents of the abducted girls who had expressed their fear that their children will be married out forcefully to their abductors have given President Jonathan an ultimatum to rescue the girls.

Source: Legit.ng

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