One of many lacking Chibok schoolgirls discovered on Wednesday has shared how she escaped from captivity after eight years amidst claims that she was rescued by the Nigerian Military.
The lady was amongst over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped on April 14, 2014 when Boko Haram insurgents attacked the Authorities Women’ Secondary College (GGSS) in Chibok, Borno state.
Having fled the terrorists’ enclave in Borno State, she was ultimately found by troops of the Nigerian Military on June 29.
In keeping with Channels TV, the sufferer, who gave her identify as Ruth Bitrus, stated she needed to trek for 3 days within the Sambisa Forest earlier than assist got here to her by troops of the 21 Armoured Brigade Bama.
“My identify is Ruth Bitrus, I escaped from the Sambisa Forest. I’m one of many college students kidnapped from GGSS Chibok in April 2014. We have been 203 that have been kidnapped. The remainder of us are nonetheless in Sambisa with our captors,” she spoke within the Hausa language.
In keeping with Ruth, her husband was killed by an Improvised Explosive Gadget (IED) whereas he was making an attempt to plant a bomb.
“The daddy of my little one died two years in the past in Rabul Sani village the place he went to plant a bomb on the army formation and it exploded with him earlier than he may plant it.”
The distraught mom defined that she took some meals together with her which she utilized in feeding the kid throughout the three-day interval.
Bitrus’ rescue comes two weeks after two different Chibok schoolgirls – Mary Dauda and Hauwa Joseph – got here again to city after they escaped from Gazuwa camp, situated about 9 kilometres to Bama LGA of Borno State.
Their escape adopted sustained large offensives by the troops of Operation Hadin Kai, resulting in starvation and displacement within the terrorists’ enclaves.
Supply: Sahara Reporters.