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SHOCKING: 'Remaining captured Chibok girls reluctant to return home'

19 October 2016, 11:36

Borno - The chairman of the Chibok development association, Pogu Bitrus, has disclosed that more than 100 of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls are unwilling to return home after more than a year in captivity, Naij reports.

Bitrus said they were embarrassed to return home because they were forced to marry extremists and have their babies. Bitrus, who was involved in the negotiations for the release of the girls said they were comfortable with their current location.

He said the abducted girls told their parents that they were separated into two groups when they were kidnapped and were forced into embracing Islam, or becoming their slaves.

They were reported to have been used as domestic workers and porters but were not sexually abused.

That group contain the 21 who were released last week and the 83 who the government are negotiating over.

However, the chairman suggested that the 21 girls who were released last week may have to study outside the country because of the stigma the abduction might have caused in their lives.

Bitrus who said according to the girls, six girls died during their 30-month captivity added that even girls who escaped two years ago were being educated in the United States.

Meanwhile President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the federal government will only continue negotiations with the Boko Haram if “they agree to involve international agencies like ICRC (Red Cross) according to News24.

- News 24


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