Chibok Girls: Four More Abducted Students Escape From Boko Haram Captivity

Abducted school girls paraded by Boko Haram

Four out of the 223 schoolgirls abducted  by Boko Haram insurgents from Government Secondary School in Chibok have escaped from their captors enclave and reunited with their parents, Borno's Commissioner for Education, Musa Inuwa Kubo has told the presidential fact finding committee on Chibok attack when he made a presentation before the body.
Kubo who appeared ‎before the committee on Friday at the committee's seating in Maiduguri was quoted to have said the four girls were discovered after Governor Kashim Shettima directed the Ministry of Education to open data pages for families of all the girls which should include names and pictures of the girls, class and age as well the pictures of their parents.
It was during the data capturing and visits to parents that it was discovered that four girls who were among those declared missing had reunited with their parents but the parents failed to inform the school authority. The Commissioner was said to have been furious with the parents for keeping the government in the dark. The four girls are believed to be amongst those that escaped to the bush and lost direction during the attack and abduction.
The Commissioner told the committee that with the discovery of the four girls, a total of 219 girls were still missing. He informed the committee that after the April 14, 2014 attack on the school, the State Government had made series of announcements calling on parents whose daughters might have returned home after the attack to bring them back so the Government could take record to ascertain the number of missing girls. Many parents brought back their kids while others who escaped from captivity were also reunited with the school.
A total of 276 girls were initially said to have been abducted based on reports by the Borno State Police Commissioner and the State Director of DSS. Of this, 53 were found and 228 still declared missing. However, with the four girls found, the number of those missing stands at 219 and those found now 57


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