…Distraught parents seek Irabor, Monguno’s interventions
Armed bandits have organized a feast for the child of a 16-year-old abducted female student of Federal Government College (FGC), Birnin Yauri, in Kebbi State, who gave birth to a child in their custody, PRNigeria learnt.
The young mother is among 11 remaining female students yet to be released after gunmen abducted over 100 students and eight teachers and killed a policeman in the mixed boarding school on June 17, 2021.
A few days after the abduction, security operatives succeeded in rescuing some of the students, while others escaped from the gunmen in the process of taking them away. The bandits also released the teachers and 30 of the students.
PRNigeria confirms that the girl delivered a baby boy in the abductors’ forest camp a few weeks ago.
A local source who confirmed the news of the ‘naming ceremony’ of the child of the abducted FGC Yauri female student to PRNigeria, disclosed that two other students in the terrorists’ den also gave birth to a baby girl and boy.
“There are about four other female students who are pregnant at the moment. One of them is due to give birth any moment from now,” he said.
Meanwhile, one of the parents of the abducted female students who spoke to PRNigeria on phone called on the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) and Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Gen. LEO Irabor to intervene and ensure their children’s release.
“In the name of God Almighty, we call for that special committee constituted by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Lucky Irabor, to take charge and resolve it as quickly as possible as it did with Kaduna train passengers.
“We learnt about how the remaining abducted passengers were released after six months in captivity through the efforts by the Irabor Committee and the endorsement of NSA Monguno.
“It is unfortunate that our daughters have spent more than one year in captivity and been married off by force and becoming young mothers at tender ages… Oh my God. Haba!,” the distraught parent told PRNigeria amid sobbing.
Another parent who spoke to PRNigeria pointed out that the Chief of Defence Staff Action Committee (CDSAC) could facilitate the rescue of the female students in captivity.
The parent, who pleaded anonymity, recalled how CDSAC on October 5 had secured the release and taken custody of all the 23 remaining Abuja-Kaduna passengers held hostage by Boko Haram terrorists following the attack on the Abuja-to-Kaduna train on March 28, 2022.
Immediately after the release of the passengers, the secretary of the CDSAC, Prof. Usman Yusuf said: “The nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Nigerian military under the leadership of the CDS, who conceived and guided the operation from start to finish. All sister security agencies and the Federal Ministry of Transportation contributed immensely to this operation.
“The unwavering support of President Muhammadu Buhari is what made it all possible. Members of this committee are grateful for the rare honour and privilege to be part of this humanitarian operation. May God Almighty heal our wounds and bring peace to our land.”