The Nigerian military has announced that troops of 121 Battalion, deployed at Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno, for Operation Lafiya Dole, on Saturday, rescued one of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls – near the border with Cameroon.
“Nigerian army troops rescued another Chibok schoolgirl at Pulka” on Friday evening, the Army spokesman, Sani Usman told AFP, in a statement in Abuja.
According to the Army spokesman, the rescued girl, Maryam Ali Maiyanga, was discovered while the troops were screening some escapees from Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout in Sambisa forest at about 6 a.m.
“She was discovered to be carrying a 10-month-old son, named Ali. She has been taken to the unit’s medical facility for proper medical check up.
“It is imperative to state that troops have been working round the clock to clear remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hibernating and also rescue all persons held hostages by terrorists,” he said.
The girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok town, Borno, on April 14, 2014, by Boko Haram.
The terror group on October 13 released 21 of the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls after a deal was brokered by the International Committee of Red Cross and the Swiss government.
The Nigerian government thereafter confirmed it was negotiating with a faction of now fractured terror group for the release of about 83 of the girls.