Fwd: Chibok: ‘How we escaped from insurgents’, 2 school girls tell their story




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Two girls Amina Sawok and Thabita Walse, are among the 53 female among the 234 abducted school girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, , have narrated how they escaped from insurgent members on the day the attack.

The two girls said they jumped the truck they were being transported in by sect members.

According Sawok, it was around 11pm, and they were in the hostel when one of the dressed in military camouflage asked them where their dining hall was, adding the sect members took them the dining hall and from there, they were moved into the waiting vehicles headed towards Damboa town. Walse, on her part said it was a long story, adding the sect members came their school disguesed as . “They were dressed in military uniform and made us believe they were about rescuing us only for us later find they were insurgents. When we discovered, it was already too late and there was little we could do” Walse said. She said they became suspicious as the insurgents were shouting and behaving rude, adding the sect members started shooting and set their school on fire. Walse added the assailants shot the security guarding the school.

She said she jumped of the truck they were conveying them with when it developed a problem and they were forced stop.
“I took the opportunity with some girls to run into a dark bush” she said.
Sawok, said she risked the escape because she has heard a lot about the bad things Boko Haram do, and how they have killed many people in the state.
“I was afraid and I became desperate. I felt getting to their camp could be dangerous for me and it would be better if I escaped. That gave me the courage to jump out. I believed that I would only get injured since it was dark and they know how to look for me in the bush” Sawok said.
She said the escape was premeditated, adding that immediately one of the abducted girls jumped the truck, they too followed.
She, however, noted that she would have loved all the girls to escape, adding that she can’t celebrate because some of her friends and classmates were still in captivity and she doesn’t know what they are going through .
Sawok said she pray for her friends and classmates to be freed soonest.
Walse, said she had problem, assuring that she was physically strong and okay said; “The only problem I have is that some of my friends are still held hostage by terrorists”.