Military Rescues Two More Chibok girls, Opens Camp For Repentant Boko Haram

by Oluwamuyiwa Oyedele

The Nigerian military in Borno has announced the rescue of two more Chibok girls forcefully plucked away from their school hostel by Boko Haram terrorists eight years ago.

Major-General Christopher Musa, the Theatre Commander, North East of Joint Operation Hadin Kai, disclosed this to reporters in Maiduguri.

Mr Musa, who also announced the opening of a new camp for hosting repentant Boko Haram members that were surrendering, assured that the new camp was in a safe area where the military could secure it.

“Based on assessment, we looked at the areas that can be properly defended,” Mr Musa said.

Shading more light on the rescued girls, the General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Maiduguri, Major-General Shuaibu Waidi, who presented them to the media, said they would be handed over to the Borno State Government.

Mr Waidi said that Yana Pogu who is number 19 on the abducted Chibok girls list, was rescued on September 29 with four children; two boys and twin girls, in Mairari village, Bama Local Government Area (LGA), by troops of 21 Armoured Brigade, during a clearance patrol.

“In the same vein, on Oct. 2, Rejoice Sanki, who is number 70 on the list of Chibok girls, was rescued with her two children by troops of 222 battalion in Kawuri area,” Mr Waidi said.

He said that the rescued women were undergoing medical examinations with their children for eventual handing over to the Borno government.

Thirteen Chibok girls have been rescued by the military within the last five months.

So far, out of the 276 girls abducted by the terrorists in 2014, about 96 are still in captivity.

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