The latest of the Chibok schoolgirls to escape from Boko Haram enclave in the Sambisa Forest, Ruth Bitrus, has narrated how she trekked for three days after running away from the camp of the terrorists.
Ruth is one of the more than 250 girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, abducted on April 14, 2014 by the Boko Haram terrorists.
After spending over eight years the captivity of the terrorists, she fled the camp of the criminals in Sambisa forest last week and was discovered by troops of the Nigerian Army on June 29.
On July 1, 2023, she narrated to journalists how she had to trek for three days in the Sambisa Forest before help came to her by troops of the 21 Armoured Brigade Bama.
Speaking in Hausa language she said, “My name is Ruth Bitrus, I escaped from the Sambisa Forest. I am one of the students kidnapped from GGSS Chibok in April 2014. We were 203 that were kidnapped. The rest of us are still in Sambisa with our captors.
“The father of my child died two years ago in Rabul Sani village where he went to plant a bomb (an Improvised Explosive Device) at the military formation and it exploded with him before he could plant it.”
On how she survived with her little child, the distraught mother said she took some food with her, with which she used in feeding the child during the three-day period.
This is coming after troops of the Nigerian Army, two weeks ago rescued two other Chibok schoolgirls Mary Dauda and Hauwa Joseph.
Both Mary and Hauwa escaped from Gazuwa camp, located about nine kilometers to Bama LGA of Borno State.