Fatsima Abdullahi, one of the 91 Dapchi girls recently released by the Boko Haram insurgents has granted a telephone interview to the press.
In a telephone conversation with one Modu Geidam, Fatsima Abdullahi, who was released along with other girls to Dapchi in the early hours of Wednesday, March 21, confirmed that truly, five of the abducted students died in the Boko Haram camp. However, Fatsima claimed that she only knew two of the girls that died, and identified them as Aisha and Maimuna (no last name).
Recall that 110 students of Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi were on February 19, 2018 kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents. The 91 girls were however brought back their abductors on Wednesday, March 21 and dropped at the village square according to several reports. Fatsima, a 15-year-old SS1 student of the school was number 73 on the list of the abducted students published by the Federal Ministry of Information, Daily Trust reports. She claimed the abducted girls were kept in an “underground space” were even aircraft couldn’t spot them.
She said the five girls died due to the congestion in the vehicle which they were transported in after they were abducted from school.