Breaking: Another Chibok girl has been rescued from captivity
Another Chibok girl has been rescued from captivity, Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum said on Saturday.
The rescued girl was married to a Boko Haram fighter and returned with two kids she delivered while in captivity, the Governor said at the Government House in Maiduguri.
The details of her rescue are still sketchy, as of the time of this reporting.
About 276 students of Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, were kidnapped on April 14, 2014 by Boko Haram terrorists.
The abduction caused a stir worldwide, leading to calls for the return of the girls by global figures, including then First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.
Although a good number of the students have regained their freedom, about 100 are still believed to be in captivity.
In April, seven years after the abduction, Zulum pledged to safely recover the remaining girls.
“As a father of all sons and daughters of Borno, I haven’t lost hope that our remaining Chibok schoolgirls and other abducted persons will be safely recovered,” the Governor said.
NewsWireNGR recalls that, 57 of the schoolgirls escaped immediately following the incident by jumping from the trucks on which they were being transported, and others have been rescued by the Nigerian Armed Forces on various occasions.
Boko Haram has used the girls as negotiating pawns in prisoner exchanges, offering to release some girls in exchange for some of their captured commanders in jail.
More to follow..