Nigerian troops have rescued one of the students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State in 2014.
According to a terse statement posted on the Nigerian Army social media pages on Saturday, the schoolgirl, Aisha Grema and three others were rescued on Friday and moved to Maimalari Military Cantonment, Maiduguri.
“Aisha was rescued yesterday, 12 August 2022 with her four (4) years old child by troops of 21 Special Armoured Brigade, Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) at Bama Local Government Area (LGA) while the three other girls were rescued by troops of 242 Battalion, Sector 3 OPHK at Mongonu LGA of Borno State.
“The General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Maj General W Shuaibu disclosed that one of the abductees, Miss Mwanret Daspan aged 29 was abducted on Monday, 21 December 2020; Claris Fidel aged 22 from N’djamena Chad was abducted on 25 March 2022 while Hauwa (12yrs old) has been in captivity of Boko Haram terrorists since as an infant, ” the post read.
It added that the President, Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association, Mrs Salamatu Yahaya, during a visit to the cantonment on Saturday provided relief materials and financial support to the newly rescued abducted Chibok schoolgirl and three others.
“While interacting with the rescued girls, Mrs Yahaya expressed immense delight on the success recorded by troops of OPHK. She further encouraged them with words of advise and hope, thus assuring them of the commitment of the Military in conjunction with Borno State Government to reunite them with their families.
“The Theatre Commander Joint Task Force (JTF) North East (NE) Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Major General CG Musa also assured the general public of the commitment and dedication of the Theatre in rescuing all captives and also restoring total peace to the North East region, ” it added.
PlatinumPost reports that Boko Haram had in 2014 abducted hundreds of schoolgirls, many of which were forcefully married off by the terrorists, with some lucky ones escaping from captivity.