Escapee Chibok Girls Weep, Beg Jonathan to Rescue their Colleagues
Some of the 51 girls who escaped after over two of them were forcibly taken away from their school hostel in Chibok, Borno State could not hold back tears as they met with President Goodluck Jonathan at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday.
Although, journalists were barred from the meeting, it was gathered that the girls who escaped from their captors wept as they narrated their ordeal to Jonathan.
A source present at the meeting according to report said the girls appealed to the President to expedite action and ensure that their colleagues who are still in captivity are rescued on time.
The source added, “The girls narrated how they jumped out of moving vehicles on the night of their abduction.
“They said they ran into the bush without any knowledge of where they were and where they were heading for.
“The girls said they trekked cautiously inside the thick bush up until daybreak before they saw some Fulani men who offered to assist them because they were still in their school uniforms.
“They said they were moved on motorcycles by the Fulani men who assisted them.”
The source added that four other girls also told the President that they escaped when they went to fetch water from a stream.
According to him, the girls who said they were five as of the time of their escape, regretted that they could not locate one of them who fled in another direction.
He said, “They told the President that they managed to escape when they went to fetch water from a stream.
“They said they were being guided by two men, that at a point, five of them managed to escape. Four of them went in the same direction while one went in another direction. They do not know the whereabouts of the fifth girl who went in another direction.”
He added that many at the meeting, especially women, shed tears when the girls started pleading with the President to do everything within his powers to ensure that their colleagues were rescued.
The meeting was also attended by the President of the Senate, David Mark ; Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima; his Bauchi State counterpart, Isa Yuguda; some members of the Federal Executive Council, security chiefs, the principal of the GSS, opinion and community leaders from Chibok.