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Army finds Chibok girl with child

The military said that the troops of 26 Task Force Brigade on patrol around Ngoshe, in Borno on Tuesday, intercepted Ms Ngoshe and her son.

and • June 15, 2022
Chibok girl
Chibok girl

A woman, Mary Ngoshe, believed to be one of the abducted girls from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, in Borno, have been rescued by the Nigerian Army.

The military disclosed this on Wednesday through the verified twitter handle of the Nigerian army, @HQNigerianArmy.

It said that the troops of 26 Task Force Brigade on patrol around Ngoshe, in Borno  on Tuesday, intercepted Ms Ngoshe and her son.

“She is believed to be one of the abducted girls from GGSS Chibok, in 2014. Further exploitation is ongoing,” the tweet read.

The Army added: “The ongoing offensive by troops of Operation Desert Sanity, in conjunction with CJTF, recorded another feat on Tuesday.

”This was as ISWAP terrorists were neutralised around Gurzum, in Borno.

“Terrorists’ market and camps were destroyed. Weapons, among others, were recovered,” the tweet said. 

Boko Haram insurgents, on April 14, 2014, abducted 276 schoolgirls preparing for their final year exams from the school hostel.

The abduction drew international attention and pressure by the #BringBackOurGirls movement on the government to secure the release of the girls. 

More than half of the girls have been released so far through back channel negotiations with the Islamic extremists while about one hundred were forcefully married off to the terrorists.

(NAN)

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