Three years after 220 girls from the Nigerian town of Chibok were kidnapped by terrorist organization Boko Haram, a diary written by some of the girls reveals their horrors.
The girls who were released Photo credit: Youtube/ Channel 2 News
In 2014, 220 girls from a school in Nigerian town of Chibok were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in a shocking incident that shook the world. Surprisingly, some of the girls that were held captive for 3 years kept a diary in which they recorded the horrible moments of the abduction.
Now, as some of these testimonies are being revealed for the first time, there is a possibility that the entire incident may have been a violent robbery that turned wrong. Naomi Adamu, one of the girls who was kidnapped and kept a secret diary that was obtained by Reuters news agency, recalled how the terrorist organization came to the school in order to steal construction equipment rather than to kidnap the girls.
Shekau, Boko Haram leader Photo credit: Sky News/ Channel 2 News
“One boy said they should burn us all, and they (some of the other fighters) said: ‘No, let us take them with us to Sambisa’ (Boko Haram’s remote forest base),” Adamu described in her diary. “‘If we take them to Shekau (the group’s leader), he will know what to do.’”
Led movement to return girls Photo credit: Sky News/ Channel 2 News
Adamu is one of the 82 girls that were released by Boko Haram in May after 35 girls were released last October. More than 100 girls are still being held, many of whom married their abductors and converted to Islam.
Some of the girls who were released Photo credit: Channel 2 News