About 63 women and girls who were abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants from Kummabza village in the Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State have reportedly escaped their captors.
The women were said to have escaped when the sect left the camp for one of their deadly attacks in the town of Damboa on Friday, where more than 50 of them were killed as they clashed with the military.
Punch reports that one Adamu Suleiman, a member of the youth vigilante group said, he received an alert from his colleagues in Damboa area that the escaped women and girls made it back home safely late Friday night.
“We don’t have the details of their escape yet, but we believe God gave them the opportunity at the time the insurgents came in their large numbers to attack Damboa on Friday. We still believe seven women could still be in the camp or perhaps something must have happened to them,” he said.
Also confirming the incident, a top security officer who pleaded anonymity, said half of the escaped women had already reunited with their families while some others found wandering in the bushes near Adamawa State were in the custody of soldiers in Gulak town.
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Sources: Naij.com news, Punch Nigeria