A 16-year-old female student who was kidnapped from Birnin Yauri Federal Government College in Kebbi State gave birth to a child while being held captive, according to reliable information from PRNigeria
www.bigpenngr.com understands that on June 17, 2021, gunmen abducted over 100 students and eight teachers from the mixed-gender boarding school. They also killed a police officer. The young mother is one of the 11 female students who have not yet been freed.
PRNigeria reports that security personnel were able to rescue some of the students a few days after their kidnapping, but others managed to flee from the assailants as they were removing them from the building. Additionally, 30 students and teachers were freed by the bandits.
“The girl, whose name could not be confirmed at press time, delivered a baby boy in the abductors’ forest camp”, according to our sources.
One of the sources told PRNigeria that despite various ransom payments and prisoner exchanges with the kidnappers, the parents of the 11 schoolgirls still being held captive expressed great concern.
“When the government, especially Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, ruled out negotiation with the armed group, which demanded ransom, families of the abducted students contributed and paid the ransom for the release of their daughters
“It is disheartening that the bandits collected huge ransoms and married off some of the victims and yet refused to release the remaining abductees,” the source added.