The Borno State commissioner for Education, Inuwa Kubo, on Wednesday told the presidential fact finding committee on the Chibok attack that 57 of the abducted girls have so faŕ escaped from their captor and have been reunited with their families.
Kubo explained that the new figure, as against the previous 53 as at last count, was as a result of a recent escape of four more girls.
He said the four girls were discovered after the governor of the state, Kashim Shettima, directed the Education ministry to open data pages for families of all the girls which should include names and pictures, class, age, as well the pictures of parents.
He told the committee that it was during the data capturing and visits to parents that it was discovered that four girls who were among those declared missing had reunited with their parents but the parents had failed to inform the school authorities.
The commissioner further told the committee that with the discovery of the four girls, 219 were still missing.
A total of 276 girls were initially said to have been kidnapped based on reports by the Borno State Police commissioner and the state director of the Department of State Security Service, DSS.