Another Chibok girl, Rakiya Abubakar, baby rescued by troops

Another Chibok girl, Rakiya Abubakar and her six-month-old baby have been reportedly rescued by troops of 27 Brigade around Alagarno area near Ajigin in Damboa LGA.

Disclosing the rescue in a statement on Thursday, Army spokesman, Sani Usman, said Rakiya Abubakar was one of over 200 schoolgirls captured from their school in Chibok town of Borno State, Nigeria, in April 2014.

He said soldiers had “during investigation of arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorists discovered Rakiya Abubakar, with her six-month-old baby.”

He said she was a senior school student at the time of her abduction but did not specify when or where she was found.

Of the 276 girls initially seized, scores escaped in the hours after their abduction.

There are currently 195 schoolgirls still missing. Abubakar is one of three other schoolgirls who have been found in the past year by Nigerian troops as they fight Boko Haram insurgents.

In October, 21 Chibok girls were released by Boko Haram after negotiations with the Nigerian government brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Swiss government.

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