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Nigerian Army finds abducted Chibok girl in Borno




THE Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it has found one Mary Ngoshe who is believed to be one of the girls kidnapped from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in 2014.

The Nigerian Army disclosed this in a tweet posted on its verified Twitter page, @HQNigerianArmy, on Wednesday morning.


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On April 14, 2014, about 276 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram from a secondary school in Chibok, a town in Borno State, North-East Nigeria.

Some of the girls managed to escape, while others were released following government negotiations.

Despite efforts to free all the pupils, over 100 of the girls remain in captivity, and at least 16 have been killed, according to global rights group, Amnesty International

According to the statement by Nigerian Army, troops of the 26 Task Force Brigade found Ngoshe on Tuesday with a child believed to be hers.

The troops intercepted the girl while on a patrol in Borno State.

The tweet reads, “Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade on patrol around Ngoshe in Borno State on 14 June 2022 intercepted one Ms Mary Ngoshe and her son. She is believed to be one of the abducted girls from GGSS Chibok in 2014. Further exploitation ongoing.”

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