16 April 2014

Nigeria: 'Car Breakdown Saved Some of Us'

Local sources and police said more than 100 teenage girls were abducted Monday in northeastern Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram members. The victims ... ( Resource: Over 100 Teenage Girls Abducted In Nigeria )

A student who managed to escape from the gun men that abducted about 200 students in Borno state revealed how some of them freed themselves.

The gunmen, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram insurgents, raided a female secondary school in Chibok on Tuesday night.

The girls return to the school to write their secondary school final examinations when the gunmen truck.

They forced the girls into several vehicles and drove away with them into their Sambisa forest camp.

The girl narrated what happened in an interview with BBC Hausa Service yesterday.

"They took us along Damoa road, but one of the cars broke down. They set it ablaze instantly and transferred us to another car, carrying food items.

"Some of us were forced into a car loaded with jerry cans containing petrol, and others were put in an empty bus.

"Some of them escorted us on motorbikes as we move on a dusty road leading into the forest.

"After we passed three villages in the forest, one of the cars broke down again. Some of them and those on the motorbikes went back to fix the car, but our car continued with the journey.

"Upon seeing that, some girls close to the door dropped out of the car and run into the bush. We also jumped out and followed them into the bush, where we stayed till the following morning before we headed back to our homes," she narrated.

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