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Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by dre11(m): 8:16am On Feb 05
Abductors ready for negotiation – Sources Almost six years after, a sizeable number of the famous Chibok schoolgirls abducted from a school in Borno State have been sighted at the Sambisa forest, Daily Trust has gathered.

About 276 girls were forcefully taken away from their dormitories at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, by Boko Haram fighters loyal to Abubakar Shekau in April 2014. A girl, who was abducted 11 months ago but regained her freedom on Sunday, February 2, 2020, told one of our correspondents that she saw some of the Chibok girls in Sambisa forest recently.

Today marks the 2,125th day of the Chibok girls in captivity, and their sixth year away from home will be coming up two months from now – precisely on April 14.

The girls were some of the highly-priced captives held by the Shekau faction over the years. On the night of the abduction, 57 girls managed to jump from the trucks in which they were being transported while the remaining 219 were driven into the Sambisa forest. Some of them have been recovered through negotiations; few died due to various reasons including ill health, about nine were killed by a bomb that shelled where they were kept while over 100 are reportedly still in the hands of their abductors. Over the years, the girls had been moved to different locations including the Mandara Mountains and Gwoza hills bordering neighbouring Cameroon in Borno and Adamawa states. Of recent, stories of the missing girls rarely hit the headlines except during the anniversary of their abduction.

Fresh insight on Chibok schoolgirls

An insight into the whereabouts of the Chibok girls came to the fore yesterday. “I saw some of the girls,” said Stella Ibrahim, 18 years old, who was abducted on March 13, 2019, and regained her freedom on Sunday. “I met some of the Chibok girls at the Sambisa forest,” she said during an interview in Maiduguri. One of those who negotiated the release of Stella said some of the Chibok girls were ready to go back home and that Shekau was also ready for fresh negotiations to actualize their release. But the source did not give details of the conditions forwarded by Shekau, the leader of the factional extremist group. “I would need clearance from both ends to speak on this sensitive matter so as not to jeopardize the whole process,” the source said. “What I can assure you is that the Shekau faction is ready for negotiations and willing to allow some of the girls to get reunited with their families. “There is still hope for the release of those girls willing to come back if the government takes advantage of the opportunity and rescues them now,” the source said.

Not all Chibok girls want to return

According to the source, “We are in talks with them (Boko Haram) over the Chibok girls; I know many of them are still alive and healthy and some of them are willing to come back. “Now they have opened doors for negotiations; so this is a unique opportunity for the federal government to secure the release of those girls that are willing to come back home,” the source said. The source, however, noted: “Unfortunately, some of the girls might not be coming back, especially those that have been married off to the high ranking commanders. “But of course there are some who are not married or those whose husbands have been killed in the battlefront and refused to be re-married – they are the ones that are willing to come back. “Those still married to the commanders were not given any option; meaning they will not come back,” the source said.

Parents in Chibok excited over “proof of life”

Some parents of the missing Chibok girls have expressed delight that their daughters are still alive. Speaking on phone, one of them, Mr Joshua Bulum, said the news that some of the girls are still alive is a glad tiding. “God has answered my prayers,” he said. “I never gave off that my daughter Ruth Wadi will one day return. Her mother has been praying, she has been crying all these years and we all can’t wait to receive our daughter. We pray the federal government will use the window available to secure the release of all the Chibok girls,” he said. Ayuba Alamson, whose sister Hadiza Kwagi was one of the 57 girls that escaped on the night of the abduction in Chibok, said they were optimistic many of the girls will return. “We know some of them have died, this is certain but the Chibok community has been praying all these years. We want our daughters back. We are not bothered whether they have children or whatever, we want them back,” he said. Mama Rebecca whose daughter, Sarah Samuel, is also missing, said, “We are helpless. It is not easy. Life has not been fair to us since our daughters were abducted. Life without them is difficult but the grace of God kept us going,” she said. Mohammed Yahaya whose daughter Ya’na Pogu is also in the hands of the Boko Haram, said, “We are waiting for our daughters to come back. What is important to us is to see them; we are suffering as a result of their absence. I am appealing to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to make all effort to secure the release of our daughters,” he said.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/six-years-after-chibok-girls-sighted-at-sambisa-forest.html

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by MizzPhoney(f): 8:18am On Feb 05
What the Hell do they mean by 'sighted'?

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by zakim(m): 8:19am On Feb 05
cry cry cry
Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by Nbote(m): 8:19am On Feb 05
Lolzzzz... Govt want to use dis one to give their ppl anoda billions again ooo.. D same gals dey claimed have been moved into neighbouring countries have now been "sighted" in sambisa? D same Sambisa dey claim to have completely cleared? How are dey sure d ppl sighted are Chibok gals? So u ppl could "sight" d gals but U have not been able to "sight" Leah Sharibu or "sight" where all d BH fighters are or are coming out from?

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by Awol1(m): 8:19am On Feb 05
Hoax!

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by clevvermind(m): 8:29am On Feb 05
Nbote:
Lolzzzz... Govt want to use dis one to give their ppl anoda billions again ooo.. D same gals dey claimed have been moved into neighbouring countries have now been "sighted" in sambisa? D same Sambisa dey claim to have completely cleared? How are dey sure d ppl sighted are Chibok gals?
they think we don't know their foolish game plan

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by HallaDaTruth: 8:30am On Feb 05
I smell lies

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by Lanretoye(m): 8:34am On Feb 05
just to draw sympathy among Nigerians and to allocate more funds to the fight against insurgency.. in my own candid view,it is too late cos the girls would already be used to the boko haram way of life.if they are released now,the amount they will use to rehabilitate them will be more than Osun state budget.

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by helinues: 8:38am On Feb 05
Who sighted them?

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by JasonScoolari: 9:11am On Feb 05
smiley

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by unbitchable(m): 9:52am On Feb 05
Northern elders, I pray thee, put a stop to bokoharam & banditry in the north. if you want it to end, it will.

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by 2rez: 10:09am On Feb 05
See as them dey play with word usage. "Sighted", smh. Who sight them & what metrics or modus operandi them use sight them? Meanwhile, Buhari, Almighty God sef don sight u & your evils tey tey. The host of heavens dey negotiate your case. Gaskiya

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by osscarr(m): 10:29am On Feb 05
stop publishing nonsense

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by RZArecta(m): 10:51am On Feb 05
Okoto meoww skrrrrr cool

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by TissuePaper: 11:05am On Feb 05
Dammmmn Nigggaaar

As a real nigga I really feel sorry for them

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by sojayy(m): 11:05am On Feb 05
See the useless post I told u about !

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by Ekakamba: 11:05am On Feb 05
Sighted without rescue? So unfortunate. cry cry cry cry cry

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by kunleweb: 11:06am On Feb 05
Wow
Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by Enemyofpeace: 11:06am On Feb 05
Their pusssssssssies must have sin it all in the hands of those childrens of mohammed

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by Onyekachi419(f): 11:06am On Feb 05
Sighted as in shocked
Do they think we don't have sense Mecheew

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by Monaco2(m): 11:06am On Feb 05
The truth is that the government knows where these boko boys are, they are not hiding under the sea, they are in plain sight, d government is protecting them n sending our soldiers to die in vain, if they choose to end them ones n for all... they can do it n there would be an end to boko haram, does it not baffle u guys how these people gets food supplies n ammunition’s... they are being supplied by the government n dats the truth, the government is making hundreds of millions of dollars from this whole thing.

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by Slawormir: 11:07am On Feb 05
Damnnnnn niggarrr

Like seriously

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by sotall(m): 11:07am On Feb 05
May they arrive safely.
Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by drizslim(m): 11:07am On Feb 05
Someone said if doors were to be in sambisa , jehovah's witness go locate chibok girls

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by YorubaKinging: 11:07am On Feb 05
Politics and gimmicks
Those girls were just pawns in the game of chess being played by the northern cabal..
They will now release them just to calm nerves and gives the impression that Buhari is working
As far as I'm concerned buhari has little say about what's going on in this country
Islamic calpihate running things since 1960 with the help of oyinbo
Why didn't those oyinbos take hausas as slaves why is it just the Southerners
Nothing is really as it seems

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by OBAGADAFFI: 11:07am On Feb 05
angry
Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by leksite120(m): 11:08am On Feb 05
just listen to what the man said he said he is stil very sure that they're alive and safe, how wil u b sure that those girls are alive and safe with those terrorist if not that the government know about all of it.

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by Nduernest1: 11:08am On Feb 05
Hmmm

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by SouthNigerian: 11:08am On Feb 05
Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by Cocolatti(m): 11:08am On Feb 05
Diversionary tactics by the Buhari led Junta. They want to deflect our attention from the recent outcry by Nigerians for the failures of government to provide security of lives.

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Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by SouthNigerian: 11:08am On Feb 05
Re: Chibok Girls ‘Sighted’ At Sambisa Forest, Six Years After by baillers123: 11:09am On Feb 05
Nigeria has failed u dear.. God loves you most. He will deliver u in His anointed time.. For buhari the tyrant that doesn't care about this nation. His time will be brought to am end one day

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