Two weeks ago when we brought you the news that over 60 women were abducted damboa . The good news here is that Sixty-three women abducted by the Boko Haram Islamic sect from
Kummabza village in the Damboa Local Government Area of Borno
State two weeks ago have escaped from their kidnappers, security
sources said on Sunday. The women, the security sources said, had reunited with their families.
Some witnesses said that their unexpected freedom was facilitated
when the insurgents left them in the camp to embark on an
operation where they attacked military formations on Friday.
This, the sources said, presented the women with an opportunity
to flee from their abductors.
It will be recalled that 70 women were allegedly abducted by
insurgents from Kummabza village two weeks ago.
The Federal Government denied the abduction but the Borno State
Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, set up an inquiry into the
The panel had yet to submit its report when security sources told
journalists that the women had escaped from their captors.
Also, investigations into the incident revealed that there was a
grand conspiracy to cover up the abduction as the nation was still
going through the embarrassment of the abduction of the over 200
schoolgirls from the Government Secondary School in Chibok on
A top Borno State government official had revealed that though 70
women were kidnapped, the state government was handling the
issue with caution in order not to be drawn into another
confrontation with the Federal Government who had allegedly
believed that the abduction of the Chibok girls was masterminded
by the state government.
However, security sources and eyewitnesses told journalists that
63 out of the 70 abducted women had escaped from captivity and
made their way back home. Some residents of the villages where the women were abductedtold journalists that the women who looked unkempt returned home on Saturday.
One Adamu Suleiman, a member of the youth vigilante group said,
“I have just received an alert from my colleagues in Damboa area
that about 63 of the abducted women and girls had made it back
home. They took to their heels when their captors left them at the
camp to go for a major operation.
“We don’t have the details of their escape yet, but we believe God
gave them the opportunity at the time the insurgents came in their
large numbers to attack Damboa on Friday.”
“We still believe seven women could still be in the camp or
perhaps something must have happened to them.”
A top security officer, who did not want his name in print, said half
of the escaped women had already reunited with their families
while some others found wandering in the bushes near Adamawa
State were in the custody of soldiers in Gulak town.