Another Chibok Girl Escapes Boko Haram Captivity, Rescued By The Military
Another Chibok girl escapes captivity from insurgent group Boko Haram.
Media Adviser to President Buhari, Femi Adesina confirmed the development to the BBC.
The Chibok girl, who escaped being held by Islamist militant group Boko Haram is believed to have been found by the Nigerian military.
As confirmed by Adesina, the news was announced by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo during the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting today.
According to President Buhari’s media aide, the details of her identity and her condition are not yet known.
Earlier this month Boko Haram freed over 80 of the Chibok girls.
The Chibok girls, were kidnapped in a raid on a school in the northeastern town of Chibok over three years ago.
It is believed that more than 100 of the abducted girls are still in captivity of the Boko Haram sect.
Chibok Girl Escapes Boko Haram Custody
The federal government had last Saturday announced the release of 82 girls after negotiations with the terrorist group.
The girls were reportedly swapped with some Boko Haram prisoners.
The President Muhammadu Buhari federal government was said to have resorted to the option of swapping as it did not want a repeat of ransom payment, as was the case under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Military officials assured the public that the Nigerian Army is totally committed to the Federal Government’s determined efforts of rescuing all abducted persons and peace in the country.
Military Chief said:
“We will not relent our determined efforts of clearing the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists as manifested through the ongoing clearance operations.
In the meantime, controversies have arisen in the media space over the government’s decision to restrict the girls access to their parents and family members to a few times in a month.