11 Parents Of Chibok Girls Dead Since Abductions

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No fewer than 11 parents of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped inside the Government Girls Secondary School, in Chibok, Borno State have died since Islamists extremists, Boko Haram, perpetrated the act, latest residents report.

According to the report, since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls on 14 April, 2014, their hometown, Chibok and its surrounding villages are still under siege from Boko Haram insurgents.

A health worker, who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals by the extremists, informed that seven fathers of the kidnapped girls were among 51 bodies brought to Chibok hospital after an attack on the nearby village of Kautakari this month.

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It was also gathered from a community leader, that at least four more parents have died of heart failure, high blood pressure and other illnesses that the community blames on trauma due to the mass abduction 100 days ago.

“One father of two of the girls kidnapped just went into a kind of coma and kept repeating the names of his daughters, until life left him,” Bitrus said.

Mili Thakur