Chibok girls are in Gwoza, says freed Boko Haram abductee | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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More than 200 girls who were abducted by Boko Haram from government secondary school, Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014 are in Gwoza, The Cable, on Wednesday quoted Mbutu Papka, a woman who was recently freed after eight months in the sect’s captivity, to have said.



Papka, who made the revelation to the international centre for investigative reporting, said she was transferred from a poor condition in Mdita to a fairly tolerable facility in Gwoza where the abducted girls were being held.

She said, “In the camp at Gwoza, there were clear demarcations between where people were kept. The Chibok girls, other captives and Boko Haram members and their family members all had their separate areas secured, though the security in the area where the girls are kept is visibly different and much tighter.

“When we got to Gwoza, things changed because there were facilities there and the place was 10 times better than Mdita.

“We had a normal life in Gwoza, except the trauma of living in captivity. Whatever we wanted to eat, they were provided. They would bring water, firewood, etc., and leave them outside. They even provided perfume for anyone who requested for it.”

The 56-year-old woman added that no one was allowed anywhere near the specific location of the abducted girls, which was being guarded round the clock.

Papka was reportedly seized alongside many others when Boko Haram attacked Gwoza on July 4, 2014 and taken to Mdita, a remote village near the notorious Sambisa Forest, bordering Askira Uba and Damboa. She and many others, including children were kept in Mdita for five months before they were taken to Gwoza, where she was held for another three months before being released on March 15.

The woman said the facilities provided for them in Mdita were so poor that some captives died of ill health.

“There was a Redeemed Christian Church of God pastor who was killed during the attack on our village, and his wife was abducted with us. She died at Mdita due to the condition of the place and the death of her husband,” she said.

The pastor’s wife was said to have had diabetes and had been on a special diet, which could not be provided by the insurgents.

Though she said she could not speak for the abducted girls, Papka said she and the other women abducted were neither raped nor assaulted, saying the insurgents lived with their wives and children in the Gwoza camp.

When she was to be released by the sect on March 15, Papka was given a sick two-year-old boy who had been crying uncontrollably. She was driven home on a motorcycle and asked to pay N8, 000, which her family did.

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  1. Special treatment and security for the Chibok girls... Why? Oh well, probably because of the over bloated awareness. Don't get me wrong, I like the awareness, at least it shows the level of empathy in the human race, around the world and of course the cluelessness and heartlessness of Jonathan. There! I said it! Yes! I mean why is it taking so much time to bring those girls back? Wen everyone seems to know their location. I'm not bothered anymore because after this march 28 election, the people will choose Buhari and Buhari will bring those girls back. This is the bitter truth and the truth will set Nigeria free.

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    1. Why not volunteer yourself to rescue them rather than running your wide dirty mouth. Volunteer to join the army so at least you.can get hold to a rifle and show us what you can do. E-rat!

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  2. We re tired of lies, the government should own up to the truth that they cannot find the girls period. Four hunndred women and children kidnapped this week no single comment from the president. Who knows the speedy fight against insurgent is because of thie election. Nigerians be wise, enough of deceit by politicians

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  3. boko boko, you guys even provide perfumes, showing the captives love, "boko style" trust me, Naija army on ur assess... beware!

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  4. pls ignore this info, PDP are planing to bring over 200 fake chibok girls in other to win the election, GEJ said " he will cature Abubaka Shaiku alive before the election day"

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  5. God help Nigeria

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  6. The woman was freed by paying N6,000.00 for a bike ride? the payment made by her people?, so the people were waiting for her at the place? was it a case of kidnapping and negotiation???. Is this the same woman twho was reported to have freed the camp when a bomb detonated in the camp and everybody scampered for safety?, Which version to believe now?. In the coming days, things shall become clearer, the Army is pounding GWOZA and by Friday, we will know whether the girls are there or not.
    The army have been performing creditably well these days based on empowerment by the present Government and should be commended by all patroitic Nigerians no matter your political divide. Goodluck started the fight and is fnishing it gloriously, the more the reason he should be voted for to completely rout out Boko Haram, now he has gotten the magic wand to clear the coast!. I will vote for him comes 28th March, 2015. so join me in doing so cos it is the RIGHT thing to do!

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    1. You must be Ali Baba or basket mouth o this your joke is really funny o, vote for who I will rather stay in my room than vote for GEJ . Sai Buhari [ from Ondo state]

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