Nigerian Army Rescue Another Chibok Girl; See Photos
The Nigerian Army has rescued another girl believed to be among the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Islamist sect Boko Haram in 2014.
This is coming barely three weeks after the Federal Government successfully negotiated the release of 21 of the girls that have been in the captivity of the insurgents in Borno, North-East Nigeria.
According to DAILY POST a source close to the military campaign in the region confirmed that the girl was rescued by troops in Pulka, Gwoza area of Borno state along the Cameroon border.
The girl, who was found with a baby, was brought over to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Pulka by the soldiers.
“She has been confirmed to be one of the missing girls. Her name is Maryam,” the source said, before adding that: “She was seen with a baby. Both are currently receiving attention and will be escorted to Maiduguri soon.”
Acting Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Col Sani Usman, confirmed that the girl was rescued at Pulka, though he added that there was equally some sad news but that details would be provided later.
The rescue of Maryam brings the total number of freed Chibok schoolgirls to 23, in addition to Amina Isa who escaped from Sambisa forest earlier this year.
It would be recalled that the freed 21 Chibok girls appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies to expedite action in securing the release of their colleagues.
Details as they unfold…
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