Politics

Chibok girls seen ‘alive’ in Gwoza

The schoolgirls abducted from Chibok community by Boko Haram insurgents were reportedly seen alive, according to a report by BBC.

More than 50 of the girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria last year were seen alive three weeks ago, a woman has told the BBC.
She saw the girls in the north-eastern Gwoza town before the Boko Haram militants were driven out of there by regional forces.

Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from their school in the remote town of Chibok, in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, on the evening of April 14 last year.

Fifty-seven managed to escape soon afterwards but the remainder have not been seen since an appearance in a Boko Haram video in May last year.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed they have all converted to Islam and been “married off”.
 

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