THE Nigerian Army has rescued another abducted Chibok girl. She is among the more than 217 girls abducted from their school in Chibok Local Government of Borno State over two years ago.
This second rescue came barely a day after Amina Ali, also one of the abducted girls, was rescued. Ali met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, along with her four-month old baby. The federal government has undertaken to fund her education and maintain her upkeep throughout her life.
Confirming the story, Col. Sani Usman, acting director, Army Public Relations, said that they also rescued 97 women and children held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists. Among those rescued is a girl believed to be one of the Chibok Government Secondary School girls that were abducted on April 14, 2014, by the Boko Haram terrorists.
“Her name is Miss Serah Luka, who is number 157 on the list of the abducted school girls. She is believed to be the daughter of Pastor Luka. During debriefing the girl revealed that she was a JSS1 student of the school at the time they were abducted. She further added that she hails from Madagali, Adamawa State,” Usman said.
He added that troops killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several arms and ammunitions and other items.
— May 20, 2016 @ 8:00 GMT