Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday received 15 women and children from Borno State, abducted by Boko Haram insurgents between 2020 and 2021, at different churches located in Borno and neighboring Adamawa State.
They comprised six women and their nine children, all of whom escaped from the insurgents. Zulum was informed by Borno’s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Zuwaira Gambo.
Three of the women, Maryam Ishaya, Rachel Simon, and Esther Ayuba were abducted in Tukalashi in Chibok Local Government Area while the remaining, comprising of Alheri Ezikiel, Victoria Andrew and Victoria James were abducted in Cofure, a village in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
According to the Commissioner, the women took advantage of the recent surrender by the dreaded Boko Haram sect to escape from their captives and presented themselves to the security operatives who later handed over to their families.