The Nigerian Army reports that a second Chibok girl has been rescued, two days after the first of the kidnapped Chibok girls, Amina Ali Nkeki, was rescued.
Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman confirmed the rescue of another Chibok girl, Serah Luka, without giving further details. In a statement, Col Usman said the women and girls were found on Thursday in the Demboa area of Borno state.
“We are glad to state that among those rescued is a girl believed to be one of the Chibok Government (Girls) Secondary School girls that were abducted on 14 April 2014 by the Boko Haram terrorists.”
“Her name is Miss Serah Luka, who is number 157 on the list of the abducted school girls. She is believed to be the daughter of Pastor Luka. During the operations, the troops killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several arms and ammunitions and other items. In addition, they rescued 97 women and children held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists.”
On Tuesday, 17 May, the first of the 219 abducted students, Amina Ali Nkeki, was found by a vigilante patrol in the Sambisa Forest, where the Jihadi group has hidden the girls since they were kidnapped in a raid on a school in April 2014.
She was with a suspected member of the Boko Haram Islamist group who claimed to be her husband. Amina, who is now 19 years old, was found with a one-year-old baby and taken to a military facility in Borno state to be debriefed. She and her mother met President Muhammadu Buhari at his official Aso Rock residence in Abuja earlier on Thursday.
Buhari said he was “delighted” at her release and the government was doing “all it can to rescue the remaining Chibok girls. Amina’s rescue gives us new hope, and offers a unique opportunity for vital information.”
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Amina is quoted to have said the vast majority of her classmates are still “alive and well”, and six of the 219 girls have died during the long period of captivity. The rest are still being held at a “heavily guarded” Boko Haram outpost in the forest.