Two more abducted Chibok girls freed in Nigeria, military says | Boko Haram News

The ladies had been discovered on June 12 and 14 in two totally different areas by Nigerian troops.

Nigerian troops have discovered two former schoolgirls who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram eight years in the past, the navy has mentioned, releasing a few of the final victims of the 2014 Chibok abduction.

The 2 girls every carried infants on their laps as they had been introduced by the navy on Tuesday, eight years after members of the armed group stormed their college within the Chibok group within the northeast Nigerian state of Borno in April 2014.

The mass kidnapping – of them and 274 others – sparked worldwide outrage.

Main-Basic Christopher Musa, the navy commander of troops within the area, informed reporters the women had been discovered on June 12 and 14 in two totally different areas by troops.

“We’re very fortunate to have been in a position to recuperate two of the Chibok women,” Musa mentioned.

Dozens of Boko Haram members stormed the Chibok women’ boarding college in 2014 and packed 276 pupils, aged 12-17, on the time into vans within the group’s first mass college abduction.

Fifty-seven of the women managed to flee by leaping from the vans shortly after their abduction whereas 80 had been launched in alternate for some detained Boko Haram commanders following negotiations with the Nigerian authorities.

Within the latest releases, one of many girls, Hauwa Joseph, was discovered together with different civilians on June 12 round Bama after troops dislodged a Boko Haram camp, whereas the opposite, Mary Dauda, was discovered later exterior Ngoshe village in Gwoza district, close to the border with Cameroon.

On June 15, the navy mentioned on Twitter that that they had discovered one of many Chibok women named Mary Ngoshe. She turned out to be Mary Dauda.

“I used to be 9 after we had been kidnapped from our college in Chibok and I used to be married off not way back and had this baby,” Joseph informed reporters on the navy headquarters.

Joseph’s husband and father-in-law had been killed in a navy raid and she or he was left to fend for herself and her 14-month-old son.

“We had been deserted, nobody cared to take care of us. We weren’t being fed,” she mentioned.

Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters and households have surrendered during the last 12 months, fleeing authorities bombardments and infighting with the rival Islamic State West Africa Province.

The battle has killed greater than 40,000 individuals and displaced 2.2 million extra since 2009.

Dauda, who was 18 when she was kidnapped, was married at totally different occasions to Boko Haram fighters within the group’s enclave within the Sambisa forest.

“They’d starve and beat you when you refused to wish,” Dauda mentioned about life below Boko Haram.

She determined to flee and informed her husband she was visiting one other Chibok woman in Dutse village close to Ngoshe, near the border with Cameroon.

With the assistance of an previous man who lived exterior the village together with his household, Dauda trekked all evening to Ngoshe the place she surrendered to troops within the morning.

“All of the remaining Chibok women have been married with kids. I left greater than 20 of them in Sambisa, she mentioned. “I’m so comfortable I’m again.”

After the Chibok college mass abduction, different armed teams carried out a number of mass abductions and lethal assaults on colleges within the northeast.

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