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Chibok girl Dorcas Yakubu marks 20th birthday in captivity


On Friday, the youngest Chibok girl abducted by Boko Haram, Maeda Dorcas Yakubu, turned 20 in captivity. Yakubu was just 15 years old at the time of her abduction on April 14, 2014. The bright student, who reached final year at a record-breaking age, was featured in two videos released by the terrorists.

In a statement by Emmanuel Ogebe, lawyer and rights activist, prayers were urged for her soon release, as there have been no negotiated release of Chibok girls by the government for over a year.

It will be recalled that heroine Christian school girl, Leah Sharibu, the sole remaining hostage of the 2018 Dapchi school mass abduction, last month, marked her 15th birthday in Boko Haram captivity. Leah was just 14 at the time of her abduction in February 2018. She has been held now for 109 days, despite Federal Government’s assurances on her release.

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