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Two girls return home from Boko Haram camp

21 October 2016, 11:30

Maiduguri - A fourteen-year-old girl identified as Fatimah and Zainab, an eight-year-old girl on Thursday, October 20, returned home after spending two years in captivity in Sambisa forest, Naij reports.

The two girls who hailed from Gofai area of Dutse metropolis were said to have been abducted with their mother while on a visit to Maiduguri in Borno state.

The victims were entrapped when they boarded a vehicle belonging to members of Boko Haram in Maiduguri with the girls forcefully separated from their mother.

The whereabouts of the mother is yet unknown.

Ladi Dansure, the state commissioner for women affairs, speaking to journalists, confirmed the return of the girls to Jigawa state.

The state commissioner said the victims who managed to escape were rescued by soldiers in Damaturu, Yobe state who handed them to the Yobe state Emmergency Management Agency.

She said the girls were currently in the hospital undergoing medical examination before they would be finally reunited with their family.

This is happening few days after terrorist group Boko Haram released 21 Chibok girls in the early hours of Thursday, October 13 according to News24.

More than 200 girls were abducted from their schools in Borno state in 2014 by the terrorists and while some of them have reportedly died, the rest have been held by the dreaded group.

- News 24

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