A 14-year-old among 279 released by their kidnappers on Tuesday morning has said she saw her father and elder sister abducted three months ago in the kidnappers’ den.
Named Habiba Iliyasu, she said her father warned her to pretend she didn’t know them or they would be killed.
The teen is among nearly 300 girls taken from GSSS Jangebe on Friday in a raid by bandits.
They were released Tuesday morning and returned to Gusau on a bus by 5am.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Trust shortly after they were released by their kidnappers, Habiba Iliyasu, 14, who is from Gwaram village in Anka local government area of the state said her father was blindfolded.
“When they lifted the blindfold on his face, he suddenly saw me among the schoolgirls. He called my name.
“He said, ‘Habiba, are you?’
“Yes daddy, I replied”
“’Is every one at home fine?’” he asked.
“He then warned me not to recognise him or my sister or else we would all be killed. My colleagues who got to understand that he is my father were also asked to heed his warning.
“They were kidnapped more than three months ago following a night raid on our house. They killed my uncle at that time and at that time. All efforts to secure their freedom failed because of their demand for a huge amount of money as ransom.
“They inflicted injury on him by cutting him with machete and beating him. Whenever I saw them beating him, I would cry. It was really a very disturbing moment for him and me. They said they would kill them if ransom is not paid,” she wept.