Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Chibok Schoolgirls - Names of 53 'Escapees' Out

Nigeria's military had advanced warning of the April 14 attack by Boko Haram that led to the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls but failed to ... ( Resource: Amnesty Int'l: Nigeria Ignored Boko Haram Warnings

Daily Trust has obtained a list of the 53 Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity.

The list includes those who escaped on the night of their capture at the Government Secondary School Chibok, Borno State on April 14, as well as those who escaped from the Boko Haram camps where they were being held.

Seven of the girls are Muslims, while the remaining are Christians, according to information provided by their parents.

There has been controversy over the religious identities of the girls who escaped so far, which some commentators suggesting they were all Muslims.

But the records obtained by Daily Trust show that there were 7 Muslims among the escapees, namely Habiba Yahya, Zarah Umoru, Hadiza Hamidu, Hauwa Ibrahim, Yagana Musa, Aishatu Usman and Hamsatu Umoru.

The 46 Christians who escaped are Amina Thlawur, Binawi Galam, Lucy Dzakwa, Hauwa Thlawur, Kwanta Isa, Asabe Yaga, Hauwa Musa, Hauwa John, Hannatu Joshua, Amina Yaga, Sarah Amos, Kauna Bitrus, Dinna Lawan, Hauwa Sani, Luggwa Yahi, Hamatu Ibrahim, Pogu Bullum, Sanya, Nkeki Duds, Hannatu Iliya, Saratu Musa, Solomi Yakubu, Mary Katambi, Awa Thlama, Mary Yaga, Godiya Simon, Rejoice Yaga, Falmata Mutah, Patience Bulus, Dorcas Musa, Mercy Paul, Rahap Pogu, Rifkatu Halai, Thlama Walla, Deborah Ishaya, Hadiza Kwakwi, Filo Dauda, Amos Mufah, Naomi Lawan, Asabe Nkeki, Hadiza Yama, Kuma Ishaku, Solomi Bitrus, Ladi Nkeki, Rahap Yaga and Comfort Aguba.

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