A video showing 10 women, believed to be the ones kidnapped in a raid by the terrorists on a military/police convoy in Borno State some weeks ago, has surfaced online.
The video, which was published by SaharaReporters showed the women, downcasted and some crying.
One of them, who, introduced herself as Amina Adam Gomdia, and spoke in eloquent Hausa said she is a lecturer at the Federal College of Fisheries, Baga.
She described five of the women in their midst as public servants who are breadwinners in their families.
SaharaReporters explained that they were unsure if the women were police women or wives of police officers as the convoy they were traveling in when they were attacked was carrying the corpse of a police woman who had earlier been killed by the terrorists.
The second woman who spoke gave her name as Deborah Philipus.
According to her, the terrorists had been taking care of them since they were abducted.
“We are grateful to you,” she says, referring to Boko Haram, “but the Government of Nigeria should not say we were not abducted, indeed we were abducted,” she says
It was learned that Deborah’s husband and her two sons were killed before her by Boko Haram in the early days of the conflict and she has been looking after the rest of her children since then.
On behalf of the 10 women, Gomdia and Philipus pleads with the federal government not to forsake them, urging them to do everything it can to rescue them as it has done with the Chibok girls.
“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,” says the distressed Gomdia.