Abducted Borno women escape kidnappers
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – MORE than 60 women terrorists allegedly abducted in a village in Borno State have reportedly escaped back to their homes.
The women were reportedly kidnapped in Kummabza village of Damboa local government area of the terror-stricken state two weeks ago.
Sources said the women had surprisingly emerged in large numbers since the weekend.
They are said to have taken the opportunity of relaxed watch on the camps where they were held hostage to escape.
It is believed that the siege by the insurgents on military and security facilities last Friday on Damboa might have presented the women with an opportunity to flee from their abductors.
Some residents of the villages where the women were reportedly abducted told journalists that the women who looked unkempt made their way home on Saturday.
One Adamu Suleiman, a member of the youth vigilante group, confirmed the reports.
“I have just received an alert from my colleagues in Damboa area that about 63 of the abducted women and girls had made it back home.
“They took their heels when the camp where they were held up had sparse men as many of their abductors had gone on a major operation,” he said.
“We don’t have the details of their escape yet, but we believe God gave them the opportunity at the time the insurgents came in their large numbers to attack Damboa on Friday. We still believe five women could still be in the camp or perhaps something must have happened to them.”
A Borno government source had revealed that there was actually a kidnap of 70 women but the state government was handling the issue with caution in order not to be drawn with another confrontation with the federal government who had at the abduction of the Chibok girls alleged that it was masterminded by the Borno State government.
– CAJ News
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