Some of the girls and women recently rescued by troops on Tuesday said the Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped about two years ago by insurgents are still alive.
Specifically, one of them simply identified as Zara, said she and other abducted girls came across some of the girls at a village called Njimiya when they were escaping from insurgents during a military onslaught.
‘‘When we got to Njimiya, we saw some girls fetching water. We spoke Kanuri to them. One of them later said in Hausa that they cant speak Kanuri because they are from Chibok.’’
Zara, who is 5-month pregnant for a sect member, said some of the schoolgirls were kept under a tarpaulin erected in thick foliage.
The girls said some of the girls seemed ‘married’ because they were pregnant.
“One of the Chibok girls who now called herself Hauwa, because Boko Haram had given most of them new Islamic names, had recently delivered a baby. Some of the girls were looking traumatized while some looked okay and not worried about their conditions,’’ Zara said.