Wednesday, 23 July 2014

11 parents of abducted girls die


Abducted Chibok girls

The National Chairman, Chibok community, Pogu Bitrus, has said that four more parents of the abducted girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State have died thus raising the number to 11.
An online newspaper, The Cable quoted Bitrus as saying that seven of the parents of the girls abducted by members of the Boko Haram sect on April 14 from their hostel at Government Secondary School, Chibok, died of heart attack and frustration.
Bitrus was said to have made this disclosure on July 5, this year.
But speaking with the The Cable on Tuesday, Bitrus added that four more of the parents would not see their daughters again as they have lost their lives to the trauma visited on them by their children’s abduction.
“One father of two of the girls kidnapped just went into a kind of a coma and kept repeating the names of his daughters until life left him,” Bitrus said on Tuesday.

Bitrus added that at least four more parents died of heart failure, high blood pressure and other illnesses that the community blamed on trauma due to the abduction 100 days ago.
Seven fathers of kidnapped girls were among 51 bodies brought to Chibok hospital after an attack on the nearby village of Kautakari early this month, said a health worker who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals by the extremists.
Chibok community leaders alongside the 160 parents of kidnapped girls and 51 girls who escaped ‘met with President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Tuesday.

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