Army Hands Over Rescued Chibok Girl and Her Three Children to Borno State Government.


The Nigerian army has handed a rescued Chibok schoolgirl, Lydia Simon, and her three children to the Borno state government for onward reunification with her family.

The theatre commander, north-east joint task force, operation “Hadin Kai”, major general Waidi Shuaibu, disclosed this during the handing over ceremony at the Mailmalari cantonment in Maiduguri.

General Shuaibu said that troops of the 82-division task force battalion rescued the lady carrying a six-month-old pregnancy, alongside her three children on Wednesday, April 17, in the Gwoza local government area of the state.

Shuaibu said she was number 18 among the girls who were rescued by the Nigerian military.

The commander said the rescue effort is a part of an ongoing national and international operations to save victims of kidnapping.

“One of such national efforts is the conduct of military operations deep within the terrorists’ enclaves which have yielded positive results to facilitate rescue of some of the Chibok girls.

“Starting from Esther Marcus, who appears on serial number 103 on the abducted Chibok school girls list, who was the first to be rescued by troops of 7 Division Gar, till now efforts are still ongoing.

“Just recently on 17 April, one more Chibok girl was rescued with her three children from the Mandara mountain by troops of the theatre will continue to do its best to rescue those still in captivity.”

“The rescue will be in line with the strategic direction and guidance from the Chief of Defence Staff and the Chief of Army Staff.”

“We thank the Chief of Army staff for all the resources he has provided in the theatre to achieve its mandate,” he said.


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