Troops of the Nigerian army have rescued another of the missing Chibok schoolgirls near the border with Cameroon, says Sani Usman, the army spokesman.
Usman confirmed the rescue to The Cable, saying “Troops of 121 Battalion, Nigerian army, deployed at Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno state, for Operation Lafiya Dole today, Saturday 5th November 2016, at about 6.00am, while screening some escapees from Boko Haram terrorists hideout in Sambisa forest, discovered one of the abducted Government Secondary School Chibok girls, named Maryam Ali Maiyanga among them
“She was discovered to be carrying a 10-month-old son, named Ali. She has been taken to the unit’s medical facility for proper medical check up. It is imperative to state that troops have been working round the clock to clear remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hibernating and also rescue all persons held hostages by terrorists.”
This comes after 21 of the missing girls were released by Boko Haram on October 13 after a deal was brokered by the International Committee of Red Cross and the Swiss government. The federal government also indicated it was negotiating the release of about 83 more girls.