Army Rescues Another Chobik Girl, Baby Near Sambisa Forest
As part of the clearance operations by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, the army has rescued another one of the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014.
According to SaharaReporters, a government source confirmed that the girl was rescued near Sambisa forest, the stronghold of the Boko Haram insurgents group recently captured by the Nigeria army.
The girl named Rakiya Abubakar was found with her baby by Nigerian troops of the 27 Brigade around Alagarno area near Ajigin in Domboa Local Government area, the reported quoted a source as saying.
Rakiya will be the 29th of the more than 200 girls to be rescued from Boko Haram fighters.
21 of the girls were last year released by the sect in what the government said was the outcome of negotiations, adding that more of the girls are expected to be released soon.
Army spokesman, Usman Kukasheka said “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 (SS 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.”