We Were Without Food for 40 Days – Freed Chibok Schoolgirl Narrates Bitter Ordeal in Captivity
We had reported on Sunday that there was a sober atmosphere at the Department of State Services (DSS) health facility in Abuja, as the released Chibok girls were finally re-united with their parents after more than two years in Boko Haram’s captivity.
While giving a testimony on behalf of her colleagues at a thanksgiving service organised for them at the DSS health facility in Abuja on Sunday, Gloria Dame, one of the 21 Chibok girls released by Boko Haram, has revealed that the abductees were, at a time, without food for a total of one month and 10 days.
“I did not know that a day like this will come that we will be dancing and giving thanks to God among people. For one month and 10 days, we stayed without food. I narrowly escaped bomb blast in the forest. “We are praying to God to touch the heart of Boko Haram to repent and we are calling on Nigerians to pray and fast for the release of our remaining ones in captivity,” she said in Hausa.
According to a report by TheCable News, church service was in progress when parents of the freed girls arrived the venue, and they were reunited with their loved ones after more than two years of their abduction.