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Troops Rescue Another Chibok Girl
Another of the kidnapped Chibok School girls has reportedly been rescued on Thursday.
The girl, Rakiya Abubakar and her baby were said to have been rescued by troops of 27 Brigade around Alagarno area near Ajigin in Damboa Local government area of Borno State.
The Nigerian army also confirmed the development in a post on its official twitter handle, but added that more information will be made available later.
Later, The Director, Army information, Sani Usman, said: “Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE during investigation of arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorists discovered one of the abducted Chibok School girls, Rakiya Abubkar, with her six months old baby.
“According to preliminary investigation, it was discovered she is the daughter of Abubakar Gali Mulima and Habiba Abubakar of Chibok.
“She further stated that she was a student of Senior Secondary School Class 3B before her abduction along with her colleagues on 14th April 2014 by the Boko Haram terrorists.
“Rakiya Abubakar is presently undergoing further medical investigation and would soon be released to the Borno State Government,” Usman added.
Details of the development are still of the rescue are still not very clear at the time of this report.
Recall that the Nigerian Army captured Alagarno more than six months ago.
Sunday, January 8, will mark the 1000th day since more than 200 school girls were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists from their school dormitory in Chibok, Borno state, on April, 2014.
The Bring Back Our Girls campaigners, led by former minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, have continued to hold sit-outs everyday at the unity fountain in Abuja, demanding that the Nigerian Government act fast to rescue the girls.
The group later posted on its twitter handle that it was on the process of verifying the true identity of the rescued girl.
Ezekwesili, at the group’s sit-out on Thursday, was quoted as saying, “how I wish we will gather here on day 1000 to dance and rejoice that our girls have all been rescued.”
It would also be recalled that 21 of the girls were recently released by the insurgents following a mediation brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross, in conjunction with the Swizz Government.