Parents of some of the abducted Chibok school girls are accusing the vice-principal of the school the girls attended, Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, of assisting Boko Haram in the abduction of the girls.
The aggrieved parents leveled the allegations while speaking with Sahara Reporters newsmen.
Here is an excerpt from the report:
The parents claimed that the role of the vice principal was at least questionable, adding that their daughters were made vulnerable to Boko Haram kidnappers. Some of the parents leveled the allegations while speaking to a correspondent of SaharaReporters.
A mother of one of the abducted girls, Mariam Abubakar, stated that Vice Principal Yerima Banjiri had told the school girls that any one of them who failed to sleep in the school the night of the abduction would be expelled as a student of Government Girls Secondary School Chibok.
According to her, “A week before their abductions, Malam Yerima threatened the students not to leave for their various homes. He said that whoever went home should forget she was ever a student at the school. He told the girls that none of them should go home, that they must sleep in the school. However, none of the teachers’ daughters or even the daughters of the management staff was among those kidnapped. Only the children of we poor people were asked to sleep in the school. The [teachers and administrators] had kept their children in safer places before Boko Haram arrived.”
The distraught mother accused the vice president and possibly other staff of conniving with Boko Haram. “Our concern is that since the day of [the girls’] abduction, we have never set our eyes on Malam Yerima. He is on run,” Abubakar said…
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