BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was "too terrifying for words," and she's scared to go back to school.
Nineteen-year-old science student Sarah Lawan tells The Associated Press that more girls could have escaped but they were frightened by threats to shoot them.
She says they were driven in a truck for hours after the gunmen took them from their school in the pre-dawn hours of April 15 before the truck stopped. They were asked to get down and she and a friend bolted into the bushes. Lawan spoke in a phone interview from Chibok, the site of the mass abduction in northeast Nigeria.
She is among 53 students escaped while 276 remain captive.