More Chibok schoolgirls seem to be escaping from their Boko Haram captors,as four girls have allegedly escaped, according to New York Post online. However, the Chibok community said it was not aware of the escape by the girls.
The free girls, all between ages 16 and 18, escaped with the help of a teenage boy prisoner, who managed to get them out of the camp, according to Stephen Davis, a British-Australian negotiator who had tried to bargain with the extremist Islamic group for the schoolgirls’ freedom.
The girls, guided by the setting sun, walked west for three weeks, finally arriving in a Nigerian village, starving and traumatised.
“They were amazing to first escape and then walk for weeks,” Davis told The Times of London. They are the only ones that have escaped from a Boko Haram camp.”
Davis said the girls had been told that if they fled Boko Haram, their families would be killed.
Dr. Manasseh Allen, director of Publicity Kibaku Area Development Association of the Chibok Community in Abuja, said last night, after making calls, that he could not confirm the escape of the girls. Culled