Chibok Abduction Escapees Recount Experience

Schoolgirls who were lucky and brave enough to escape when they had the chance, from Islamist militant group, Boko Haram have narrated their ordeal at the hands of the terrorists.

In a video interview obtained by SKY UK, some girls targeted by the kidnappers told how they had escaped from the terrorists.

Despite being threatened anyone who attempted to escape would be shot,the girls took a chance and never stopped running even when they were being fired at by the terrorists.

One said she had hidden in a tree overnight, while another said she had fled after being put in a truck and taken into a forest.

The first thing the Boko Haram insurgents did when they stopped to camp in the forest near a village called Baale after the kidnapping, was put some of the girls to work cooking looted food, while others were taken at gunpoint to carry water.

“I was one of those chosen to cook,” a 16-year-old said in a phone interview.

The girl said her mind raced as she stirred the pot of rice over a wood fire. The Boko Haram gunmen had the group surrounded, constantly watching.

“My mind was busy, thinking of a way to escape,” she said. “I and two other girls were close together, speaking softly, and we came up with a plan.”

The girls told the gunmen they needed to relieve themselves. They were allowed to walk into the bush.

“As soon as we were out of sight of the gunmen, we fled and we ran for about two hours,” the girl said.

Eventually, the three stumbled across a group of Fulani herders, who rescued them.

Police say 53 girls had escaped from the gunmen as of Friday, but 276 remained missing.

Another girl told of bravely escaping under a hail of gunfire.

“They took us away in a convoy of lorries. We travelled through the night before reaching the final destination in the forest,” she said.

“The following day we were sent to fetch water. That was when we seized the opportunity and bolted.

“Even when they were shooting at us, we took the chance and Gold helped us arrive in Chibok two days later.”

The world has joined in the call for authorities to ensure the girls are brought back alive and safe, with US first lady, Michelle Obama even taking the rare step of delivering President Barack Obama’s weekly radio address to express outrage over the kidnappings.

“Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school dormitory in the middle of the night,” she said in the address.

“This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education — grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls.”

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