July 25, 2024

Kawu A-Deri, whose sister, Aisha A-Deri, was one of the abducted pupils, narrated what her family is going through to TheCable.

She said the family took Aisha to the school on Sunday and the girl was abducted on Monday.

Aisha is one of the 105 girls said to be abducted by Boko Haram insurgents when they invaded the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, on Monday.

Kawu, the older sister of Aisha, the 13-year-old SS1 pupil of the school, explained what the family was passing through in a Whatsapp message, where she sought help from people to locate her sister.

She stated, “We are having sleepless nights and smiles have been stolen from our faces. The whole family is incomplete without you since your disappearance.

“Ummee, when will you be back, to see that your smiling face, the calmness, your active response to messages and your love for pictures on our phones?”

Kawu’s step-brother, Kachalla A-Deri, in an interview with TheCable, said Aisha would have narrowly missed the incident had she not been taken back to school a day earlier.

“She had been at home for one week because she was ill. The school told her to go and receive treatment at home. It was on that Sunday evening, at about 6pm, that we took her back to school, and the attack took place on Monday evening,” he said

He said many of the girls, who escaped, ran into bushes, hid in tree trunks, adding that some ran into trucks that belonged to the insurgents.


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