Army Releases Identity Of Second Chibok Girl, Explains How She Was Rescued
The Nigerian Army has released a photograph and the identity of the second Chibok School girl which it said were rescued by troops civilian vigilante group on Thursday.
A statement by the acting director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, identified the second girl rescued as “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.”
Given some details about how it all happened, Colonel Usman, said “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.
“In addition, they rescued 97 women and children held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists.
He said further,“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.
Serah’s rescue occurred the day, Amina Ali who was rescued yesterday was received at the Presidential Villa in Abuja by Presidnt Muhammadu Buhari.
Amina was rescued along along with her baby and a man, Mohammed Hayatu, a suspected Boko Haram terrorist who claimed to be her husband.