Military Rescues Kidnapped Students in Borno

Military Rescues Kidnapped Students in Borno

The Joint Security Operatives in Borno State have rescued about 80 students of the Government Girls’ Secondary School Chibok in Borno State who were abducted by the members of the Boko Haram insurgents on Monday, April 14, 2014.

The girls regained freedom on Wednesday morning after a group of vigilante, local hunters and soldiers went in search for the over one hundred girls abducted.

Our source saidImage that the insurgents, who were carrying the school girls in Tipper Lories, were alleged to have got stuck in the bush while they were trying to crossover some muddy area between Chibok and Askira/Uba.

According to the father of one of the rescued girls Malam Ali Iliya, “the girl said when the trailer got stuck; some of the girls jumped out and ran for their lives.

“They were scattered in the bush when the vigilante and local hunters found them. Some of them were wounded, some were with fracture, which I believe was as a result of jumping from the high vehicle, but we are happy that our children have been rescued.

“Now we are praying for those who are still with the Boko Haram; our prayer is that every father will have his child back”, he said.

Mallam Iliya disclosed that his daughter Hajara was sound and healthy but weak, stressing that “our children told us that when they started running, the insurgents didn’t shoot them.

“They allowed those who could run to go but those who could not run either as a result of fear or wound are still with them in the bush. My daughter said the abductors were over one hundred and that the girls were 243; she said the insurgents asked them to count themselves”.


2 thoughts on “Military Rescues Kidnapped Students in Borno


    • Latest information from the military indicates that the number of the rescued Schoolgirls had risen to 107 with 8 still missing. There are limits to information that the military (all over the world) can make public regarding its sensitive operations from time to time. The Principal of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State is in good position to tell the world how many students were abducted; how many of them have been rescued and how many are still missing.
      The parents and guardians and teachers, represented by the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) are also in good position to tell even the military and all of us how many Schoolgirls were kidnapped; how many of this number have been freed and how many are still missing. The authority of the military does not extend to include internal administration of the School such as knowing how many students were in the School at the time of the incident; how many were not in School and how many were victimized by Boko Haram insurgents.
      However, it is the responsibility of the military to intervene to solve a reported security breach of the magnitude that occurred in the School. Let us listen to the School Principal and the PTA while the military keep doing the job for which they are trained.

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