One Nigerian schoolgirl returns, 84 unaccounted for

Search for the missing 84 girls continues in the Sambisa forest

One Nigerian schoolgirl returns, 84 unaccounted for

World Bulletin/News Desk

One of the 129 Nigerian girls who were at a secondary school hostel in the northern Borno State when raided by kidnappers, thought to be from the militant Boko Haram group, has reported back to school.

"Only one of our missing students returned today," Borno education commissioner Musa Kubo told reporters late Saturday night.

"She was not among those abducted.  She was, however, one of the 129 girls at the hostel on that black day," he added.

Kubo said the young ran away from the school during the attack and went to her parents.

"She was brought back by her parents," he added.

Militants had stormed the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, located on the fringes of Sambisa Forest – a known Boko Haram hideout – at around 10pm on April 14.

They shipped scores of schoolgirls in their trucks and drove away unhindered.

Kubo said the girl away from the school during the attack and went to her parents.

"She was brought back by her parents," he explained.

That leaves 84 schoolgirls still unaccounted for.

Four of the abducted schoolchildren had escaped while being moved by the abductors.

Ten escaped later in the course of cooking for their kidnappers.

On Friday, the government announced that 14 more have also escaped.

A total of 17 students earlier thought to have been kidnapped have since been returned to the school by their parents. It turned out they had fled the school at the time of the raid.

Search for the missing 84 girls continues in the Sambisa forest, locals told Anadolu Agency.

But some of the parents who had joined the search team have since returned to Chibok.

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