A government official from Chibok town, who spoke under strict condition of anonymity as he feared for his safety, said most of the photographs shown in both the conventional and social media did not match the faces of any of the 219 abducted girls.
|About half of the kidnapped Chibok girls|
The source, who is also a stakeholder in Chibok, added that, “Though each time we hear girls being used for bombing attacks, we are very worried, but so far, none of them looked like our girls. As a matter of fact, even the ones arrested in Kano and Maiduguri were not speaking like Chibok girls and some of them claim to have come from the North-western states. This actually gives us the assurance that our girls are still alive and perhaps somewhere, and we hope they would return back home some day”.
In the next eight days, the 219 abducted Chibok schoolgirls would clock exactly eight months since their captivity on April 14, 2014. The president of the federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, had on the 21st July met with some of the parents of the abducted girls at the Aso Rock Villa where he assured them that their daughters would be rescued “soon”, but that promise had failed to see the light of the day. (Like everything else Jonathon has said).
Female bomber blows herself up among shoppers in Bauchi state - Al Jazeera
Nov 16, 2014 - A female suicide bomber has blown herself up at a mobile phone market in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 13 people, police have said. "So far, 13 persons were confirmed dead while 65 others sustained various degrees of injuries".
Last week, a bomb concealed in a bag went off near a cash dispensing machine, killing several people.
On October 23, a bombing near a bus station killed at least five people.
|Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekeau (centre) and a few soldiers|
It’s that time of the year where the editors of TIME magazine choose their Person of the Year. Users are encouraged to vote for their choices, too.
Nigeria’s Chibok girls have been included in the list, and paired against the Pope on the face-off polls.
About 276 female students were kidnapped on the night of April 14-15, 2014, from the Government Secondary school in Chibok town, Borno state, Nigeria.
The Boko Haram terrorist sect claimed credit for the kidnap, and the girls are still in captivity.
|Dr Stephen Davis |
the only hero in Nigeria
He had a deal in place for about 60 of the girls, but less than 24 hours before the exchange occurred, the deal was sabotaged by the Nigerian Police who suddenly offered a reward for the girls. Whether it was intentional or not, 60 girls almost came home thanks to Dr. Davis, only now they almost certainly have been absorbed into Boko Haram as wives of soldiers.