After being held by Boko Haram insurgents for several years, some of the Chibok girls who were kidnapped since 2014 have reportedly escaped.
One of the parents of the girls disclosed to newsmen that some of them were contacted by officials handling the girls disappearance and that the affected parents might be invited to Maiduguri, Borno State, on a later date.
It was gathered that after the news broke, friends and family members trooped to the family house of Halima to congratulate the family on the good news.
Secretary of Chibok Parents Association, Lawal Zannah also disclosed that he was informed that some of the girls had escaped but is yet to ascertain the number.
Zannah said, “We heard that some of our girls have escaped from the forest, but we are yet to get the details about their number.”
Halima Ali, who was married off to a Boko Haram commander under the instruction of the insurgents’ leader, Abubakar Shekau a few months after their abduction from their boarding school in Chibok, is believed to be one of the escapees.
Maryam Ali (Halima’s sister), Amina Ali, Rakiya Ntsiha and Solomi Titus were some of the Chibok girls who escaped before the release of 21 and then 82 following negotiation with Boko Haram, making a total of 107.