This Day (Lagos)

30 April 2014

Nigeria: Four More Abducted Girls Escape Captivity in Maiduguri

Scores of Nigerian women accompanied by some men, have demanded the release of over 200 girls kidnapped on April 14 by insurgents believed to be ... ( Resource: Protests at Nigeria Schoolgirls' Kidnap

Four additional girls surfaced Wednesday after escaping from their Boko Haram abductors.

It would be recalled that over 200 schoolgirls were abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok by suspected members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect, but 44 had since escaped from their abductors in trickles.

Wednesday's escape brings the list of the girls that have gained their freedom to 48, with 230 schoolgirls believed to still be held hostage by the terrorist group.

The new escapees were said to have been sighted around Monguno in the northern part of the troubled state.

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