CHIBOK GIRLS: ‘I Prayed Thrice Before Jumping Out Of Vehicle’, Escaped Chibok Schoolgirl Recounts Her Experience

One of the Chibok girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorists, Rebecca Ishaku, who luckily escaped from their abductors, on Tuesday [April 14] narrated her ordeals and escape. 

Ishaku, who was part of the Chibok girl-ambassadors who participated in the protest for the release of other girls still in captivity, said some of her friends were not as courageous and lucky as she was. She also said that her friends attempted to dissuade her from making the escape move, but said she was resolute on not following the abductors.

I prayed first, second and third time, and I told my friend that we should attempt to jump out of the vehicle, but they were afraid and were just crying, I was also afraid, I just had an operation about one month before the day. 

My friends said I should not jump out of the vehicle because of my health, but I told them truly and truly, I would not follow these people. That was how I jumped out of the vehicle and God helped me,” she said.

Ishaku recalled some of her colleagues who couldn’t summon the courage to escape as Saratu Tarji, Hauwa Mutah, Yohanna Joshua, Christiana Alli, Margaret Shettima, Hauwa Musa and prayed for their safety even as their whereabouts remained unknown.

Meanwhile, the Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA), has said that the Chibok community was attacked six times after the abduction of the school girls. KADA in a statement signed by its National Secretary, Battah Ndiripaya, noted that some of the parents and guardians of the abducted girls were killed during the attacks.

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