The Army has now confirmed the rescue of another abducted Chibok schoolgirl from Boko Haram insurgents. It identified the rescued girl as Maryam Ali.

It was reported earlier that the insurgents group in the early hours of Saturday released Ali who was said to be carrying a baby.

Confirming the report, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman in statement said Ali was discovered during the screening of some “escapees” who fled Sambisa Forest at Pulka, Gwoza in Borno State.

According to Sani, “Troops of 121 Battalion, Nigerian Army, deployed at Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State, for Operation LAFIYA DOLE today, Saturday 5th November 2016, at about 6.00am, while screening some escapees from Boko Haram terrorists hideout in Sambisa forest, discovered one of the abducted Government Secondary School Chibok girls, named Maryam Ali Maiyanga among them.

“She was discovered to be carrying a 10-month-old son, named Ali. She has been taken to the unit’s medical facility for proper medical check-up.

“It is imperative to state that troops have been working round the clock to clear remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hibernating and also rescue all persons held hostages by terrorists.”


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