The Nigerian Army announced on Thursday that another Chibok girl, Rakiya Abubakar, has been rescued in the Alagarno area of Damboa LGA of Borno State,Nigeria. According to our sources, she was carrying a 6-month old baby. The school girl and her baby have been handed over to the Borno State Government.
The spokesperson for the army, Sani Usman, made the announcement on his Facebook Page Thursday afternoon. The president in a statement by his special adviser media, Femi Adesina, noted that the recovery raises renewed hope that the other captured girls will one day be reunited with their families, friends and community.
Details of the development will be provided later.
President Buhari also commended the military for the diligent investigation which led to the recovery of Rakiya and urges them to continue in the spirit with which they cleared the Sambisa forest of terrorists.
The president assures that the Nigerian Government will continue to do all within its powers to assist the military in locating the rest of the girls and eradicating the menace of terrorism in Nigeria.
More than 200 of the Chibok school girls remain missing.
We pray that they are all found.