Members of the terrorists group, Boko Haram have reportedly released the over 50 women and girls that were recently kidnapped from Waga Mangoro and Madagali, villages between Adamawa and Borno states.Vanguard reports that this was made known in a telephone interview with villagers from their alleged hid-outs. 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 the one of the released women who did not want his name in print 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 disclosed 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.
Meanwhile, there was tension on Thursday, when news of the abduction of another 40 girls in Adamawa state broke after the earlier report of 60 women that were kidnapped from two towns in the state by Boko Haram.However, these recent attacks have raised the questions if there was ever a ceasefire agreement between the Nigerian government and the Boko Haram as announced on October 17, by the presidency and the Federal Government.
It would be recalled that a bomb blast reported occurred in a popular bus station in Azare area of Bauchi State on Thursday, leaving at least 10 people dead.
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