We need care like Chibok girls, former Boko Haram captives say
Following the release of 21 Chibok girls and the attention they are getting, female captives who escaped from Boko Haram camps in 2015 have cried out for government assistance.
An 18-year-old girl who was abducted from Madagali when she was 16 and became pregnant in captivity said she and the baby she eventually gave birth to after her dramatic escape live in abject poverty.
Ummu said the release of the Chibok girls renewed her hope of re-uniting with her sisters still with Boko Haram.
She called on the state and federal government to help all former captives of Boko Haraam to rebuild their lives.
On her own part, a 15-year-old junior secondary school girl Nana who escaped from Sambisa along with her mother during a military air raid called for educational assistance to return to school.
Both girls said their fathers were killed by the militants and faced difficulty accessing medical assistance and basic needs.