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Troops Rescue another Chibok Girl

The Nigerian Army announced on Thursday that its troops stationed in the North-East geopolitical zone have rescued another of the missing Chibok schoolgirls. Rakiya Abubkar was rescued with her six months old baby.

Unverified sources said the girl was found near Damboa town, 85 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Damboa is one of the bordering towns to the Sambisa enclave of the Boko Haram sect that was last week cleared by the Nigerian Army.

This brings to 23 the number of abducted Chibok school girls rescued so far. A batch of 21 of the girls was released by Boko Haram on October 13, 2016 after intense negotiation with the Nigerian government.

The negotiations were facilitated by the Red Cross and the Swiss government.

One of the girls, Amina Ali, had earlier been freed on May 19, 2016 by troops.

The girls –nearly 300 – were abducted by the extremist sect Boko Haram on April 14, 2014, from a secondary school in Chibok.

This rescue comes just hours after the Bring Back Our Girls Group said it will commence another round of protests to demand the release of the remaining over 190 girls still in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists.


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