Lagos: After being held hostage for around six months, four of over 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls have reportedly managed to escape from the captivity of Islamic terror outfit Boko Haram.
News reports stated that the schoolgirls managed to escape the terror camp where they were being held, with the help of a teenage boy prisoner, according to Stephen Davis, a British Australian negotiator.
Davis had earlier tried to bargain for freedom of schoolgirls with Boko Haram.
The schoolgirls, aged between 16 and 18 years, were traumatised and starving when they reached a Nigerian village after walking for three weeks.
“They were amazing - to first escape and then walk for weeks,” The New York Post quoted Davis telling The Times of London.
The girls were threatened that if they try to flee then their families will be killed, as per news report.
The reports of escape of these girls came as protests were held to demand their release as they complete six months in captivity.
Some 276 girls were seized from their dormitories at the Government Girls Secondary School in the remote town of Chibok in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, on the night of April 14.
Fifty-seven managed to escape and Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau later threatened to sell the rest as slave brides, vowing they would not be released until militant prisoners were freed from jail.