Troops rescue abducted Chibok school girl in Borno

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The Nigerian Army, on Monday, said it had rescued another Chibok girl, Mary Nkeki, 27, in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno.

Ms. Nkeki was abducted alongside over 200 students from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014.

The theatre commander, Operation Hadin Kai, Maj.-Gen. Gold Chibuisi said this during the handover of the girl to the Borno ministry of women affairs, on Monday in Maiduguri.

He said that Ms. Nkeki, with serial number 55 on the list of the abducted Chibok girls, was rescued by troops of the 81 Task Force Battalion on Aug. 14 in Dikwa.

“While in captivity, she was forcefully married to one Adam, a Boko Haram terrorist fighter.

“Since her rescue, she has undergone thorough medical examination in our medical facility.

“Equally, she has been adequately resuscitated and would be handed over to Borno State Government for further administration,” he said.

Mr. Chibuisi assured the commitment of the military to contain security in the northeast and restore lasting peace in the region.

Speaking to newsmen about her experience since her abduction in 2014, Ms. Nkeki said it was full of suffering.

Ms Nkeki said that she escaped with her husband in the night and was picked up by a military patrol team.

According to her, she left behind two other Chibok girls.


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