However, some Liman’s friends who received the message either stopped the chat or blocked the contact from further communicating with them, saying they were not convinced that she was the person who sent the message.
Another friend of the kidnapped midwife, who is known as “Miemielurv” as displayed on her WhatsApp profile page said she doubts if the message came from Liman, adding, ’she does not communicate in written Hausa with such fluency,”
“I know Hauwa, and I know that she does not write or speak in that tone of language. Her phone must have been used by someone who has taken it from her”.
Similarly, another friend of the female victim said her WhatsaApp display profile indicated that her phone was online till about 10.47 p.m. on Thursday before it eventually went off line, adding,’ when I saw it too I couldn’t believe my eyes, but when I tried chatting with her, I noticed the pattern of communication was odd.
“I called the attention of my sister who said it could be someone else typing out the message, not her. So I had to quickly delete the messages and blocked the line from further communication with me. They are now using her phone, I guess. It is believed Ms. Liman’s captors, Boko Haram, have her phone and used it for the WhatsApp chat.
Penpushing further recalled that, following the March 2 Rann attack, the United Nations(UN) suspended aid activities in the town.