Army Confirms Rescue Of Another Chibok Girl
Barely 48 hours after a Amina Nkeki, one of the Chibok Girls abducted by members of the Boko Haram insurgents group in 2014 was found, the Nigerian Army has announced the rescue of another of the girl.
Army Spokesman Colonel SK Usman reportedly confirmed the rescue of the girl Thursday evening.
He however could not provide further details at the time of filling in this report.
“Yes, we have rescued another one of the Chibok girls but I am working on the details to be released later,” Mr. Usman said.
A statement distributed by PR Nigeria disclosed that Mr. Usman would provide the public with more details once the military was able to confirm.
In all, 217 girls remain missing after their abduction by the Boko Haram Islamist group from a secondary school in north-eastern Nigeria in 2014, BBC reports.
Nigeria’s military has been mounting an offensive in the sprawling, semi-desert scrubland since late April to flush out rebel fighters.
Precisely on April 28, the Nigerian military launched ‘Operation Crackdown’, aimed at clearing Sambisa Forest of Boko Haram terrorists.
Since the operation started, the military has cleared about 20 villages in Sambisa Forest and rescued 150 persons, while 69 Boko Haram terrorists have been killed, and two captured.