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Army rescues another Chibok schoolgirl with children in Borno


Army rescues another Chibok schoolgirl with children in Borno

By Njadvara MUSA, Maiduguri

The Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), Maj-Gen Ibrahim Ali, has said that another Chibok schoolgirl has been rescued with three daughters.

The 25-year Saratu Dauda; was rescued by the ground troops on May 6, 2023 at Ukuba terrorists’ hideouts in the Sambisa forest, Borno state.

Handing over Saratu, to the State Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, yesterday (Monday), in Maiduguri, General Ali, disclosed: “Prior to her rescue through escape, Saratu was married to Abu Yusuf, an Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) Boko Haram expert.”

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He said she was rushed to the Maimalari military hospital for intensive care; before handing her over with the three children to the State government.

His words: “We thanked God for rescuing you and your children. This will enable you to have a better life with your children and other families in Chibok Community.”

While reviewing the rescue operations, he said that out of the 276 abducted schoolgirls on April 14, 2014, 76 escaped, while 107 were released by Boko Haram in 208.

He further disclosed that 186 school girls were rescued by the Army, lamenting that 93 abductees are still in captivity of the insurgents.

General Ali noted that between 2019 and 2023, the troops rescued 19 Chibok schoolgirls included 11 last year.

Responding, Hajiya Zuwaira told journalists that Saratu and her daughters, will be sponsored by the State government to complete their secondary and University education in state.

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