Eleven girls kidnapped from the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, are still in captivity 16 months after terrorists besieged the school.
“While we debate about our political party’s victory, let’s remember that these 11 innocent FGC BIRNIN YAURI SCHOOLGIRLS have been in captivity for 17 months now,” a Facebook user, Mansur Isah Buhari said. “Let’s place ourselves in the shoes of their parents. The least we can do is to make a voice for them and all other people in captivity. 11 is just a number; they have faces, they have names and their mothers miss them” the post read.”
WikkiTimes had reported that Farida Kaoje, one of the captives, was forcefully married to a bandit leader, Dogo Gide.
The attack which took place in June 2021, led to the kidnap of at least 70 students and four teachers. During the attack, two students sustained injuries as a police officer on a distress call was killed.
Subsequently, a few of the victims were rescued immediately after a counter-attack by security forces. Others were released by the bandits after stiff ransom negotiations with their family members.