Boko Haram: 13 Chibok Girls Die


Thirteen girls of Comprehensive Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State have died of snake bite, hunger and malaria in Boko Haram custody, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, has reported.

A total of 276 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from their school in Chibok in 2014.

Of the total number, 163 are now free; while 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three more escaped later, and a Swiss-coached mediation secured 103.

WSJ report said, “Of the remaining 113, at least 13 have died,” officials say.

“Some were felled by malaria, hunger or a snake bite.

“The majority died in airstrikes. Among those forcibly married to fighters, at least two died in childbirth.”

President Muhammadu Buhari had, after the release of the last batch of the girls numbering 82, promised to ensure the last of the girls returned home to the families.