Boko Haram Islamists are being blamed for abducting some 200 teenage girls… late at night, from their school dormitories in northeastern Nigeria.
The girls have been missing for over a week.
Most of them have been sold, married off and moved abroad.
The girls were moved abroad by truck and canoe.
The Nigerian Bulletin reported:
Dr. Pogu Chibok, leader of the Chibok Elders Forum said that most of the 234 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state have been ferried abroad to Chad and Cameroon after they were married off to sect members on N2,000 bride price each.
Daily Trust, quoted the community leader saying, “They ferried them in canoes to Cameroon and Chad republic after they were wedded off to Boko Haram members who bidded (sic) and paid N2,000 each as dowries on their heads”.
“The dowry was paid to their captors, the very people who abducted them from their school. One of them who married one of the girls took her to a border town close to Cameroon where villagers saw her”.
“So many sources have informed us that the girls have been taken to Cameroon. Many villagers said they saw the girls being transported in trucks and then in canoes. On Sunday they were taken to Dikwa area where they (Boko Haram) have a camp there. From there they took them to Marte, then Monguno before they were finally ferried in canoes. It was yesterday we got this latest report of them being married off to the insurgents by their captors”.
The communtiy leader also claimed that the military were alerted of the terrorists movement, “The military was alerted on Tuesday about two weeks ago when some villagers saw many of the girls being transported in trucks, some with even their school uniforms. The villagers tried calling the senator representing the zone but they couldn’t get him so they went to Bama barracks where they reported the matter.
Unidentified mothers call for the president to help, during a demonstration with others who have daughters among the kidnapped school girls of government secondary school Chibok, Tuesday April 29, 2014, in Abuja, Nigeria. Two weeks after Islamic extremists stormed a remote boarding school in northeast Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing. (AP)