Friday, 20 May 2016

Nigerian Troops Rescue A Second Chibok Girl

The Nigerian Army has rescued another young woman who was part of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted on April 14, 2014, from Chibok in Borno State.

A statement released by a military spokesman Col.  SK Usman disclosed that the girl’s rescue came today as various units of the Nigerian Army conducted clearance operations at Shettima Aboh, Hong and Biladdili areas in Damboa local government area of Borno State.
“At about 11 a.m. today, Thursday, 19th May 2016, troops of 231 Battalion, 331 Artillery Regiment (AR), Detachment of Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) 2, Explosive Ordinance (EOD) Team and Civilian Vigilante group of Buratai, conducted clearance During the operations, the troops killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several arms and ammunitions and other items. In addition, they rescued 97 women and children held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists,” the military stated. The press release added: “We are glad to state that among those rescued is a girl believed to be one of the Chibok Government Secondary School girls that were abducted on 14th April 2014 by the Boko Haram terrorists.”