The Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, Monday received another set of escaped nine girls with one of them aving pregnant of about 8 months after they were abducted at various locations by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, told the governor that the victims, who were freed, ran away from Boko Haram custody at Buni Yadi axis of Yobe State and trekked through Sambisa Forest for about six hours before they were rescued by security operatives.
She put the age of the escaped girls between the range of 20 and 25 years.
“The three of them were abducted on the 3rd of October 2020, while other ones were abducted on 5th of May, 2021,” she said.
Gambo said the three abducted girls at Takulashu village of Chibok were Maryam Ishaya with one child, Racheal Simon with two children and Esther Ayuba with two children.
Alheri Ezekiel with two children, Victoria James also with two children, and Victoria Andrew were abducted from Cofure village, Hong town in Adamawa State.
Zulum who appeared happy with the development received the freed school girls and their children at his office, Musa Usman Secretariat, Maiduguri, alongside some parents, Chairman of Chibok Local Government Area, Alhaji Umar Ibrahim, traditional rulers, stakeholders including the Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Borno chapter, Bishop Williams Naga.
Zulum said government was doing everything possible to ensure speedy reconstruction and reintegration of all victims of Boko Haram terrorists into the society.