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Many Chibok girls reportedly escape from captivity

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Reports have emerged that some of the Chibok girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno since 2014 in Borno state have escaped from captivity.

The parent of one of the escapees, Halima Ali, reportedly told Daily Trust  that he has been contacted by security officials on the development.

Speaking on the development, the secretary of the Chibok Parents Association, Lawal Zannah, revealed that he got news of the escape but is yet to ascertain the number.

Zannah said: “We heard that some of our girls have escaped from the forest, but we are yet to get the detail about their number.”

Sources close to Halima’s father, Ali Maiyanga, told journalists that family members and friends have trooped to his house to congratulate him.

Halima was married off to a commander in the proscribed group on the instruction of Abubakar Shekau, the wanted leader.