Second Chibok Girl Rescued In Borno

Sarah Luka, second rescued Chibok girl
Serah Luka, second rescued Chibok girl

The Nigerian Army has announced the rescue of another Chibok girl in Borno State, just days after the first one was found in the same area.

The second girl, named Serah Luka, according to a statement by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, a Colonel, was rescued on Thursday morning along with 96 others, women and children, after military clearance operations in some villages in Damboa local government area of Borno State.

According to Usman, Serah, who said that she hails from Madagali in Adamawa State, was an JSS1 student at the Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, Chibok when she was abducted by Boko Haram gunmen in April 2014 along with more than two hundred other school girls.

She said she had been in the school for only two months and a week when the abduction took place.



    Serah told officials that she and others, including three other Chibok girls, escaped from captivity after a Boko Haram location in Shettima Aboh was ransacked by Nigerian troops. The whereabouts of the three other girls is still unknown.

    Sheis currently receiving medical attention at a facility at the Abogo Largema Cantonment, Biu, Borno State.

    Read Clonel Usman’s full statement below.

    At about 11.00am today, Thursday, 19th May 2016, troops of 231 Battalion, 331 Artillery Regiment (AR), Detachment of Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) 2, Explosive Ordinance (EOD) Team and Civilian Vigilante group of Buratai, conducted clearance operations at Shettima Aboh, Hong and Biladdili general area in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. During the operations, the troops killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several arms and ammunitions and other items. In addition, they rescued 97 women and children held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists. We are glad to state that among those rescued is a girl believed to be one of the Chibok Government Secondary School girls that were abducted on 14th April 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. She averred that she reported at the school barely two months and one week before her unfortunate abduction along with other girls over two years ago. She added that there other three girls who fled from Shettima Aboh when the troops invaded the area earlier today which led to their rescue. She is presently receiving medical attention at the medical facility of Abogo Largema Cantonment, Biu, Borno State.


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