Army in further breakthrough, rescues another Chibok school girl


*Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai.

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The Nigerian Army may have made another giant stride in its effort to secure the over 200 girls abducted from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents, as it announced Saturday that it had rescued another one of the girls.

A statement issued by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, stated that troops deployed at Pulka in Gwoza Local Government Area discovered the girl, Maryam Ali Maiyanga, while screening some escapees from the Boko Haram hideout in Sambisa forest.

She was carrying a 10-month-old son and had been taken to the unit’s medical facility for proper medical checkup, the statement said.

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It would be recalled that over 200 girls were taken from their school’s dormitory on April 14, 2014 by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Their abduction triggered wide-spread protests globally, popularising a “Bring Back Our Girls” slogan.

Less than 40 of the girls have been rescued so far including the 21 that were rescued on October 13, 2016 a development that has scored a mark for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari which inherited the Boko Haram challenges upon taking over government on May 29, 2015 promising to try his best locating where the girls were and rescue them.

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