“They tried to fix it,” said one of the girls who managed to get away. She was quoted by one media outlet some hours after her escape. Speaking to a reporter by telephone, the teenaged student spoke on the condition she remain anonymous.
“It was at this moment that some of us jumped out of the vehicles and ran to the bush,” the girl said in describing her bold and daring escape.
Yet, the Boko Haram Islamic militants in Nigeria’s northeastern region abducted at least 200 female students overnight on Monday evening.
Concern continues to rise about the safety and whereabouts of the students who did not escape.
The mass kidnapping took place under the cover of darkness on Monday. The more than 200 abducted students attended the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, a town west of Maiduguri, roughly 81 miles (130 Kilometers) away.