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Woman Kidnapped In Gumsuri Escapes From Boko Haram Camp

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A woman, who has recently been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Gumsuri together with 184 other females and children, miraculously escaped from the captors (Boko Haram). It would be recalled that the insurgents killed 32 and allegedly abducted scores in Gumsuri town, Borno State, located close to the infamous Chibok where more than 200 school girls were kidnapped in April, 2014.

According to the latest update by Daily Trust, one woman managed to run away from the camp.
The woman who is currently safe in the state’s capital Maiduguri, explained her escape, saying it was “miraculous” and prayed God to pave way for other mates to regain their freedom.

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She narrated how people were used by the abductors.

“We were kept in a camp at Zongare village and there is vast farmland there. We work morning
and afternoon on the farmland, sieving beans and packaging it into bags. Our captors do a lot of exercises, they also practice handling of firearms. Sometimes, some of them would disappear for one or two days and then reappear. Captives are being forced to eat onlybeans.”

Meanwhile a residents of the town said with reference to the woman’s words that only 4 militants had been guarding the hostages and the others had gone for an operation, BBC Hausa Service reports.

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Violent actions have been recently observed in the area around Chibok.
On the 29 December 2014, Boko Haram was reportedly to have killed 15 people in Kautikari village, situated close to Chibok and to Cameroon border.

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