Another Chibok girl surfaces
The Nigerian Army has said it rescued a Chibok schoolgirl, identified as Salomi Pagu.
Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director of army public relations, disclosed this in a statement he issued on Thursday.
Nwachukwu said Pogu was rescued along with a teenager, identified as Jamila Adams and a child, at Pulka, a town in Borno state.
“Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka today rescued one of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists earlier in 2014,” the statement read.
“So far, preliminary investigations reveal that the young girl identified as Salomi Pagu is the same as the Chibok girl published on serial 86 of the online list of abducted Chibok girls.
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“Currently, the girl who was intercepted in the company of another young girl, Jamila Adams about 14 years old with a child are in the safe custody of troops and receiving medical attention.”
Boko Haram insurgents had abducted 276 female students from Government Secondary School, Chibok, in April 2014.
Of that number, 163 regained freedom: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three more escaped later, and a Swiss-coached mediation secured 103.