9 May, 2014
(translated from French)
About 50 young Anglophone women were seen at Birao, in the north of the Central African Republic last week. Escorted by armed men,they would have left the city in the night from Sunday to Monday.
According to a local notable, based on several testimonies of inhabitants, fifty young English-speaking women arrived Wednesday, April 30 aboard a truck Birao small town in the north-end of the CAR. This bit of information is yet to be confirmed.
They were supervised by heavily armed men who spoke English and also members of the former Rebellion Seleka. According to our source, close to the anti- Balaka, the convoy of two trucks and a pickup was previously seen at Tiroungoulou (about 170 kilometers southwest of Birao) and perhaps came through Chad. This bit of information was contradicted by the Embassy of Chad in Paris.
“Upon arrival, some were frightened , cried and were violently reprimanded in English ,” says our source. The adolescents and their guardians were then housed several days in a house Birao whose inhabitants could not be approached. The group reportedly left the scene on the night of Sunday to Monday, May 5 without a trace.
Nigerian authorities, now backed by experts from several Western countries are still without news of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by gunmen in their establishment at Chibok (northeast Nigeria ) on the night of April 14.
Abubakar Shekau, leader of the terrorist organization Boko Haram, claimed responsibility for the abduction in a video and said that the girls would be sold and enslaved.