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Chibok girl wants to return home

15 September 2016, 18:15

Lagos - Open Doors, the advocacy group supporting persecuted Christians globally, is mobilizing support to reunite one of the 47 Chibok schoolgirls that escaped kidnap by the Boko Haram sect in 2014 with her family.

The young woman, identified as Esther, is currently staying with a Good Samaritan in the Plateau State.

Initially, she was sent to an internally displaced people's camp in Yola, Adamawa State, for her safety, while her parents remained living in Chibok.

However, due to incessant attacks from Boko Haram, they were forced to flee across the border to Cameroon.

Meanwhile, Esther was taken to Jos, the Plateau capital, where a family offered to take her in and pay for her education.

Also read: Bring back our girls or resign, Chibok families tell Buhari 

Due to economic difficulties, however, they were unable to fulfil their promises and she was reportedly asked to leave to look for her own family.

This has been an impossible task for the young single girl in such a dangerous climate.

Nonetheless, Esther has now found refuge with an elderly lady who heard about her plight but longs to find her parents and be reunited with them.

“Open Doors is currently exploring the best way to help and will provide more information when possible, but in the meantime, please remember Esther in your prayers,” said Lisa Pearce Chief Executive Officer of Open Doors United Kingdom and Ireland.

In 2014, the Islamic militant Boko Haram sect kidnapped more than 200 girls after invading the Chibok Secondary School in Borno, northeast Nigeria.

Efforts to rescue a majority of the young women have been fruitless. 




- CAJ News


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