- One of the Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state have urged the international community to to forget her and her other colleagues
- Sa'a said it was time for the world to do something concerning the abduction of over 200 girls from the hostel in Government Secondary School in Chibok
One of the Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state have urged the international community to to forget her and her other colleagues.
The girl with the pseudonym Sa'a said it was time for the world to do something concerning the abduction of over 200 girls from the hostel in Government Secondary School in Chibok.
The girls were abducted at on April 14, 2014, by terrorists.
While a few of the girls escaped, some other have also been released following a Nigerian government negotiation deal with the group.
However, Sa'a speaking with the Global Education and Skills Forum said: "How would you feel if your daughter or wife was missing? Not one day or two, but three years. It's very painful."
While lamenting the death of some parents of the abducted girls due to trauma and long wait for the return of their children, Sa'a majority of her schoolmates remained in the terrorists' den.
"I remember those girls, but their dreams are now no more," she said.
Describing the incident of their abduction, the girl said she and a friend jumped out of the back of the truck as it went into the forest.
Sa'a said she and her fellow escapees were hidden in the forest overnight with the help of a shepherd.
"I thought I was going to die that night," Sa'a said.
She also noted that if she had taken a second thought about her jumping out of the truck, she would still remain in captivity till now.
"These girls are human beings, not something that we can forget about," she added.
Meanwhile, next month will mark the third year of the girls' abduction by Boko Haram terrorists who have operated in the North-East since 2009.
The Bring Back Our Girls campaign group led by a former minister of education in Nigeria Obiageli Ezekwesili has held unto calling for the rescue by the Nigerian government.
Ezekwesili has also called for better equipping o,and welfare of Nigerian military troops fighting the dreaded terrorists group in the region.
She also called for federal government's commitment and transparency towards efforts made in rescuing the girls.