I Walked Through Sambisa Forest For Three Days To Escape – Chibok Schoolgirl Held For Eight Years By Boko Haram

July 2, 2022
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In spite of allegations that she was saved by the Nigerian Army, one of the missing Chibok schoolgirls who was located on Wednesday described how she managed to free herself after eight years in captivity.

When Boko Haram militants invaded the Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS) in Chibok, Borno state, on April 14, 2014, the child was one of more than 200 schoolgirls who were taken hostage.

After their release, some of the kidnapped Chibok girls

She escaped the militants’ stronghold in Borno State before being found on June 29 by Nigerian Army soldiers.

The woman, who identified herself as Ruth Bitrus, reportedly said that she had to journey through the Sambisa Forest for three days before receiving assistance from members of the 21 Armoured Brigade Bama.

“My name is Ruth Bitrus, I escaped from the Sambisa Forest. I am one of the students kidnapped from GGSS Chibok in April 2014. We were 203 that were kidnapped. The rest of us are still in Sambisa with our captors,” she spoke in the Hausa language.

According to Ruth, her husband was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while he was trying to plant a bomb.

“The father of my child died two years ago in Rabul Sani village where he went to plant a bomb at the military formation and it exploded with him before he could plant it.”

The distraught mother explained that she took some food with her which she used in feeding the child within the three-day period.

Bitrus’ rescue comes two weeks after two other Chibok schoolgirls – Mary Dauda and Hauwa Joseph – came back to town after they escaped from Gazuwa camp, located about nine kilometres to Bama LGA of Borno State.

Their escape followed sustained massive offensives by the troops of Operation Hadin Kai, leading to hunger and displacement in the terrorists’ enclaves.

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