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Nigerian troops rescue another Chibok girl

Boko Haram has kidnapped more than 1,000 children since 2013 —UNICEF

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka on Thursday said they rescued one of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists earlier in 2014.

A statement by Col Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, said so far, preliminary investigations reveal that the girl identified as Salomi Pugo is the same as the Chibok girl published on serial 86 of the online list of abducted Chibok girls.

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He said the girl who was intercepted in the company of another young girl, Jamila Adams about 14 years old with a child are in the custody of troops and receiving medical attention.

Reacting to the development, the co convened of #Bringbackourgirls, and a former minister of Education, Obi Ezekwesili, said, “This is great! We are delighted much and await more details of verification of her identity. Kudos to our soldiers at the battlefront!”.

Recall that some of the abducted girls had freed and brought to Abuja after the Federal Government allegedly released some of the terrorist Boko Haram group’s commanders.


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