We returned 76 Dapchi girls out of pity – Boko Haram

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram militants said they returned 76 Dapchi girls out of pity, warning their parents not to return them to Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe state or give them education.

According to reports, Boko Haram fighters issued an ominous warning to the parents of the Nigerian schoolgirls after releasing the girls in the town where they were abducted a month ago.



A witness in the town of Dapchi told The Associated Press that the fighters told residents they had returned the girls “out of pity.”

“And don’t ever put your daughters in school again,” they warned.

Boko Haram translates as “Western education is forbidden” in the local Hausa language.

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It is not immediately clear how many of the 110 girls have been freed.

In 2014, the group abducted 276 schoolgirls from Chibok, and about 100 of them have never returned to their families.

The account however shows that there was no military presence when the Islamist sect returned to girls to Dapchi.

The fate of the remaining 34 schoolgirls is not clear.