Five students abducted from Government Day Secondary School in Kaya, in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, have escaped from their abductor’s den.
A parent of one of the students who escaped confirmed the development to BBC Hausa on Thursday.
A total of 73 students were abducted on Wednesday when gunmen invaded the school, situated in the hometown of Bello Matawalle, Governor of Zamfara State.
According to the parent, his daughter was one of the five who successfully escaped from their abductors.
He explained that the students were divided into groups, and the five students — all-female — saw an opportunity to escape.
The parent said: “She said they were divided into two groups. She told us some of the girls were around her age, while others were younger than her.
“As they were being divided into groups, she said five of them hid and the others left without them. That was how they escaped.
“They began running into the forest and arrived around 1am. They didn’t know where they were until they sighted a mosque here.
“One of them has been hospitalised. Our daughter has been sleeping since she came home. We had to administer a drip. Overall, they are all getting better. One of them has even started walking around.”
The father revealed that his daughter is around 11 years old, while the other students who escaped are between ages 12 and 13.
He also disclosed that two of his daughters are among the 68 students still in captivity.