“They ridiculed us, called us with many bad names, threatened to kill us and then later, they asked us to pray for them to be good citizens and that we should teach them English so that they could speak.
“They also threatened to rape us but their leader warned them against that, they always added sand to our foods and only allowed us to dig for water with our fingers at a drying pond,” she said.
Hunainatu said she would go back to Kaduna where she came from and continue at a day school to fulfill her dream of becoming a lawyer.
“Some of the bandits even asked if we will marry them but none of us responded and so they said they would be looking for those with big eyes and kill them.
She said most of them returned with wounds and swollen legs because they were asked to leave their shoes on the day of the kidnap.
Hunainatu said they slept in the open while in captivity only to go into hiding along with the criminals when they heard the sounds of helicopters on search and rescue mission.
Some of the victims’ parents who went to Gusau from different parts thanked God for the release of their children, urging government to continue to provide security to communities.(NAN)