Army confirms rescue of another girl in Borno
The Army spokesman has confirmed the rescue of a girl from the over 200 girls kidnapped in Chibok.
The Nigerian Army has confirmed the rescue of a Chibok girl following multiple reports of the achievement.
In a recent release by acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Chibok girl was rescued by troops of 121 Battalion with her son.
He said: “Troops of 121 Battalion, Nigerian Army, deployed at Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State, for Operation LAFIYA DOLE today, Saturday 5th November 2016, at about 6.00am, while screening some escapees from Boko Haram terrorists hideout in Sambisa forest, discovered one of the abducted Government Secondary School Chibok girls, named Maryam Ali Maiyanga among them.”
Speaking further, he said: “She was discovered to be carrying a 10-month-old son, named Ali. She has been taken to the unit’s medical facility for proper medical check up.
“It is imperative to state that troops have been working round the clock to clear remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hibernating and also rescue all persons held hostages by terrorists,” Usman said.
This is coming weeks after 21 of the abducted Chibok girls were rescued by the Nigerian Army.