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… I'm afraid of returning to school- Victim

By The Citizen
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One of the girls who escaped from the terrorists' camp has expressed fears of returning to school, describing the kidnapping as 'too terrifying for words.'

Science student Sarah Lawan, 19, told The Associated Press that more of the girls could have escaped but that they were frightened by their captors' threats to shoot them.

Lawan spoke in Hausa language in a phone interview from Chibok, her home.

She said: 'I am pained that my other colleagues could not summon the courage to run away with me. Now I cry each time I come across their parents and see how they weep when they see me.'

Lawan said other girls, who escaped later have told her that the abductors spoke of their plans to marry them. She said the thought of going back to school terrifies her - neither the burnt out ruins of Chibok Government Girls Secondary School nor any other school.

'I am really scared to go back there; but I have no option if I am asked to go because I need to finish my final year exams which were stopped half way through.'

53 students out of about 276 abducted girls were said to have escaped with the terrorists threatening to sell the students into slavery. AP