According to reports, not less than 50 women and girls that were recently kidnapped from Waga Mangoro and Madagali, villages between Adamawa and Borno states, by the dreaded terrorists group, Boko haram have been reportedly released.
This information was made known in a telephone chat with villagers from their alleged hid-outs. Vanguard report.
The villagers, who said the exact number of the released captives, could not be ascertained hinted that about 45 girls were still being held by the sect members.
However, relatives of some of the abducted women who were later released by the insurgents also told journalist in Yola that some of the girls have been turned to cooks while others were married off immediately to some of the sect’s members.
A relative to one of the released women who preferred anonymity revealed that: “Initially, the insurgents captured 80 girls and women whom they later loaded into their vans and zoomed off into the bushes. Later in the night, the insurgents separated the elderly women from the girls and released the women, who are now languishing in the forest because they could not relocate the towns because they were razed down by the insurgents.”
The relative, who said that they were confused because few hours after the alleged cease fire agreement between the Federal Government and Boko Haram insurgents were announced, the sect members continued to abduct more girls.
“We are at a loss about government’s insincerity on the whole issue and we urge them to rescue our daughters without further delay as we are ready to die searching for our missing ones,” the relative said.