Another Chibok girl rescued

Another Chibok girl rescued
November 05 13:53 2016

The Nigerian Army has announced the rescue   of one of the over 200 Chibok school girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect in April, 2014.

Maryam Ali Maiyanga was on Saturday morning rescued by troops of 121 Battalion, Nigerian Army, deployed at Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno, for Operation Lafiya Dole.

A statement issued by the army Spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, said the girl was discovered while the troops were screening some escapees from Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout in Sambisa forest at about 6 a.m.

“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,” he said.

The sect had released 21 of the 219 kidnapped girls on Nov. 13 after negotiations between them and the Federal Government which was facilitated by the Swiss Government and the Red Cross.