Boko Haram releases 158 people abducted in Yobe

A total of 158 Women and children abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from Katarko village in Yobe have been reunited with their families in Damaturu, Yobe.

The victims were released by the sect members after three weeks of captivity.

Ahmed Goniri, the state Commissioner for Justice and Chairman of the State Committee on Rehabilitation of Victims of Insurgency, said this while addressing journalists in Damaturu on Thursday.

“The victims were screened by security operatives to authenticate their status while government provided them with psychological therapy to ease their trauma,” Mr. Goniri said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victims were released by the insurgents three weeks ago but remained in custody of security agencies to undergo screening to ensure that they were indeed captives.

Abdurahman Dauda, a displaced person, said his wife and six girls were released by the insurgents.

“Two of my boys are still in their custody but, I am of high spirit that they will soon be rescued,” he said.

One of the victims, who preferred to remain anonymous, said’ “to be fair to the insurgents, they did not rape or abused us, they simply asked those who were not interested in their religion to leave, and they eventually released us”.

Meanwhile, the state government has provided N50,000, two bags of rice, sugar, noodles and wrapper to each of the 15 widows among the victims, while 47 other women received N30,000 each and same quantity of rice, sugar, noodles and wrapper.

Presenting the relief materials, Mr. Goniri said government commiserated with the families of the victims and provided the relief materials to help them to resettle.

He said 20 boys were still in custody of the insurgents and expressed hope that the renewed operation against the insurgents would rescue them from their captors. (NAN)


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  • BlackieUmukoro

    This may just be APC boko haram members who returned to collect their PVCs, since it cannot be taken to them in the forest because of the military hostility. When APC keep on hammering that the war zone is their stronghold it is because of itinerant voters like this. Their cup is full

    • August January

      Sometimes I wonder how God could create somebody as senseless as this imbecile! Show the logic of the rubbish you posted. I think you need to ask God why he decided to make your skull without putting any brain there!

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • Des-Dokubo Dennis

          Good response to a Fooooooool!

    • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

      You are heartless.

      • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

        R u Nigerian or Chadian?

        • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

          People speak any how because their villages are kept save by the sectional government we having. For now I don’t know where I belong because my village (Bama) is captured and the government we voted in 2011 don’t even speak of it. So I have no country you can say anything because GEJ will never anything to touch your village.

          • Smooth E

            Isn’t it foolishness for these so called Boko Haram activities in the North. Is it Jonathan or Nigeria they are disturbing? Rather they are killing themselves in the north. So I termed the activities of BH stupidity. Because every other part of the country is safe, but the north has been unsettled. Just imagine how you are suffering. I always sympathize with those in north for their sufferings.

          • Tope Alabi R

            you are not a Nigerian stop the lie

          • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

            Part of the problem we hear is that initially you guys thought these guys were fighting for you as long as they killed southerners and Christians. You cheered on or at best were non-challant. Alas now the chicken has come home to roost and all of a sudden you don’t know where you belong again.

            In my place we say that we know all those in our neighborhood who don’t have a farmland so if they show up in the marketplace claiming to be from the farm and have produce to sell, we know they are thieves.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Boko haram and haters of Nigeria to blame because they can come under any guise Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

          I agree with you my brother. A good reason why we should have no mercy for them.

      • warry

        Is it the same Chadian Govt you accused GEJ of using to sponsor Boko Haram when he was going there for consultations and assistance?APC,shame.Boko Haram,shame.

        • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

          Who tells you that I am APC? I am PDP a reason why I am admiring the smiling face of my President when ever I lost brothers and sisters. You know the killings are done with arms supplied by friends of oga using presidential plane. Sorry using C A N plane.

          • Tope Alabi R

            That bundle of lies that you tell people in the villages in other to confuse them has failed woefully,those guys especially the christians and the moderate muslims amongst them all know the true story.It is the extremists like you Atiku and Buhari that promote and champion boko haram


        You are a failure and frustrated
        foreigner Abdullahi Abba Bukar or whatever you call yourself. Go back to your
        country because I am not sure you are a Nigerian. You are a shame to our
        country. APC and their MAFIAS will never rule this country. You are angry
        because your evil army Boko haram that you wanted to use to divide Nigeria has
        been defeated combatant and honourable Nigerian Army and the joint Task force.
        What else do you and your evil brothers want to use , witches
        and wizards?. No way, they are even afraid of Goodluck Jonathan. So go and die
        Abdullahi Abba , you are as hateful as your APC leaders and haters of Nigeria.
        GoodLuck till 2019 so go and jump into any of the rivers in the North. Nigeria
        is better off without evil men like you. God bless Nigeria!!!.

        • Abdullahi Abba Bukar

          You are right I am not a Nigerian. I am Ijaw.

      • Tope Alabi R

        boko sympathizer,i know you are really pained that your fellow comrade in arms are being killed.go hug a trasformer

  • warry

    ‘An attack on Boko Haram is an attack against the North’-Buhari,APC,ACF.APC, shame.Your ideology is that of Lies,propaganda,manipulations,deceit,hypocrisy,more lies.APC, shame.We thank God for the release of these persons.You said it is your strong hold,but you oppose the Government in any action that will restore normalcy speedily so that you can continue to campaign that the Govt is not doing enough,when clearly the government is doing all within its power to restore normalcy.APC,shame.

  • Tope Alabi R

    This is biased reporting at its best,The army routed the boko haram members and the rest of them escaped leaving the captives behind,this report is just a mischevious attempt at raising talks of another round of peace talks in other to distract the soldiers from their current momentum in decimating these insurgents

  • taiwo

    The caption of this topic should be the army frees the boko haram captives period.enough of our media house codely acting as boko haram campaigners and propagandists

  • uko bassey

    GEJ promised now its happening#GEJremainspresidenttill2019!

  • ahmed

    I commend the Nigerian army and government for this great feat! boko haram will taste the wrath of the government#GEJtill2019

  • Amir

    So before you can benefit anything from these heartless leaders you must be a militant or victim or a failed governorship aspirant blackmailing the clueless leader to return him to office or a basket mouth ranting his way with drug ravaged mind out of a pendong corruption case. Law abiding and peaceful citizens will only have their votes rigged, abused by security forces and their rascal pastors bribed with federal resources to ‘betray’ their congregation to PDP. Nothing, absolutely nothing for citizens except scamming them into untimely death at a crowded stadium death roadshow stage managed by a failed government discredited locally and internationally. God save us from PDP maggots.

  • fatimah10

    Goodluck Jonathan government i commend your effort please continue your good work. PDP is still our choice. @Ayowole-obi @AM_Capatown @Gidi_Gossip @amsterdamom.



  • dd

    one side of the nation keep dragging us back.

    • George

      In collaboration with TINUBU and AMEACHI and now OBJ.

  • collins4reall

    Nigeria is know as non comfort of the Africa,please lets stop listening to people who don want progress of this country lets give GEJ a chance to second term he will do more of great thing> our giorls are back today because of GEJ effort >>>