The remaining over 100 Chibok schoolgirls in addition to Dapchi college captive, Leah Sharibu, and different kidnap victims are feared to have been transferred to the Islamic State West African Province Fighters who overran the camp of Boko Haram factional chief, Abubakar Shekau, earlier than killing him weeks in the past.
Military sources instructed SaharaReporters that intelligence confirmed the 112 Chibok women have been not within the custody of the Boko Haram terrorists and have been feared to have been captured by the deadlier ISWAP faction, which is extra into compelled indoctrination.
Meanwhile, there are fears that Sharibu, who reportedly had her second baby in Boko Haram’s den after she was forcefully married to a Boko Haram commander loyal to Shekau, might now be held by the ISWAP insurgents.
One of the sources stated the overwhelmed navy forces are “preventing arduous to forestall incursion of terrorists into the Nigerian territory by way of Borno State and negotiations for the discharge or rescue of the captives are solely with the Federal Government”.
“Honestly, we don’t have sufficient navy intelligence and motion for that. What is our precedence is to safe our territories first,” the supply stated.
“What this means is that the government may be forced to start negotiating with ISWAP too to secure Chibok schoolgirls and possibly Sharibu. The ISWAP is a more radical brand of religion and there are fears that they may not be politically penetrable such as the Boko Haram,” one other intelligence officer stated.
SaharaReporters had on May 20 reported that Shekau killed himself throughout a violent conflict between his faction and the ISWAP fighters who overran the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
Multiple navy sources had confirmed to SaharaReporters that Shekau blew up himself with an explosive when it was clear that the ISWAP fighters wished him to relinquish energy to them, in spite of everything his commanders have been captured and killed within the forest.
ISWAP, which had damaged away from the Shekau-led Boko Haram faction in 2016 after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State, had reportedly raided the group’s hideout utilizing no fewer than 50 gun vehicles.
Shekau had been the chief of Boko Haram since 2009 following the dying of the group’s founder, Mohammed Yusuf. He had been rumoured to have been killed by the Nigerian navy at the least 4 instances between July 2009 and August 2015.
The Chibok neighborhood below the Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA) had solely in April lamented that 112 Chibok schoolgirls have been nonetheless with the Boko Haram terrorists, noting that their rescue is not a precedence for the President Muhammadu Buhari authorities.
The Chibok neighborhood had stated Buhari needs to be reminded that he made a promise throughout his inauguration in May 2015 that “We cannot claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage by insurgents.”
Also on April 19, seven years after they have been kidnapped, the BringBackOurGirls motion launched the names of 112 Chibok schoolgirls who’re nonetheless held within the custody of Boko Haram insurgents.
The Boko Haram insurgents had invaded the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok space of Borno State on April 14, 2014, and kidnapped 276 schoolgirls making ready for his or her final-year examination.
Among them, 164 have both escaped, been launched or rescued. Ever because the abduction of those women, the Bring Back Our Girls motion has been on the forefront of the marketing campaign.
SaharaReporters, New York