Chibok community in the Southern part of Borno State on Thursday joined the rest of the country to mark the eighth year anniversary of the abduction of schoolgirls in their domain, with parents and community leaders describing the day as one of disappointment and lamentation.
Daily Trust reports that on April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents invaded Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok, and abducted 276 schoolgirls who were preparing for their final year examination.
Among those abducted, 164 have reportedly escaped, were released or found. However, eight years down the line, Daily Trust findings revealed that 109 of the girls still remain in the custody of the insurgents.
Our checks also revealed that no fewer than 24 parents of the abducted schoolgirls had died from high blood pressure and other heart-related ailments developed as a result of their missing daughters.