Boko Haram insurgents have released a video of some of the women abducted after they attacked a police convoy in Borno State on June 21.
The insurgents had reportedly attacked the convoy conveying a corpse of a deceased policewoman to Adamawa state for burial.
But the Borno Police Command denied Shekau’s claim, saying there was no police woman in Boko Haram’s captivity.
However, the elusive leader of the insurgents, Abubakar Shekau, in a latest video, said the abducted officers had become slaves.
Speaking in the video, one Adam Gomdia said five of the women were public servants who were breadwinners in their families.
Gomdia, who introduced herself as a lecturer at the Federal College of Fisheries, Baga said,“Today, here we are, everyone has seen us, our relatives have seen us, government, our youngsters have all seen us, this is not a lie, we have been abducted for 30 days.”
Another woman who spoke in the video, Deborah Philipus said the insurgents had been taking care of them since their abduction.
“We are grateful to you (Boko Haram). But the government of Nigeria should not say we were not abducted, indeed we were abducted,” Philipus said.Read Full Story