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Chadian, 2 Nigerians Escape ISWAP Captivity 

This is the latest in a series of recent escapes, featuring several of the abducted schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State.

Three young women who had been captives of non-state actors in Northeast Nigeria have finally regained their freedom after an escape on Tuesday. 

A source, who confirmed the incident to HumAngle, said the escapees arrived in Monguno, an area in northern Borno, on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 9.  

Two of the women are from Nigeria, while the third has been identified as Chadian. The Nigerians are from Borno and Jos, Plateau State.

“They are currently in Monguno now, after fleeing for a whole day from where they were being held captive,” the source said. 

They added that the women had been held in an island close to Lake Chad.

The women arrived through the Kukawa axis and are currently in the custody of security personnel. 

This is the latest in a series of daring escapes by abducted women, many of whom have been identified as some of the schoolgirls infamously abducted in Chibok in April 2014.

The Nigerian military has this year received about a dozen of abducted women who had made it to freedom after years of being in captivity. 

HumAngle had reported the most recent development when the military presented three more Chibok schoolgirls who regained their freedom with their children eight years after abduction from their school dormitory. 

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Abdulkareem Haruna

Abdulkareem Haruna is a Nigerian journalist currently employed as the Editor for Lake Chad at HumAngle. For over a decade, he has demonstrated a passionate commitment to reporting on the Boko Haram conflict and the crisis in the Lake Chad region of northeastern Nigeria. He is a graduate of English Language and holds a Diploma in Mass Communications. Prior to his current role, he served as an assistant editor at both Premium Times and Leadership Newspaper.

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