One of the female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, abducted by Boko Haram terrorists early in 2014 has been rescued.
The girl was freed Thursday, January 4, 2018, by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, deployed in Pulka, a village in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria.
A statement from Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy spokesperson of the Nigerian Army Command, Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, gave the name of the rescued abductee as Salami Salomi Pagu.
“So far, preliminary investigations reveal that the young girl identified as Salomi Pagu is the same as the Chibok girl published on serial 86 of the online list of abducted Chibok girls,” Colonel Nwachukwu.
“Currently the girl who was intercepted in the company of another young girl, Jamila Adams about 14 years old with a child are in the safe custody of troops and receiving medical attention,” the statement ended.
According to news accounts, 276 girls were kidnapped from their school dormitory at the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state.by the terrorists in April 2014 under suspicious circumstances indicating the involvement of the Borno State Governor Ibrahim Shettima.
Days after their abduction, 57 of the girls escaped from the terrorists. One of them, Amina, wondered out of Sambia Forest with a child two years after. 103 were swapped for €3 million and five deadly Boko Haram commanders by the Muhammadu Buhari government.
The first set of 21 Chibok girls were freed in October 2016 after the payment of €1 million and another 82 girls were released in May, 2017 after a second payment of €2 million to Boko Haram. According to the detailed report, the 2nd batch of of ransom payment included a prisoner exchange for five deadly Boko Haram commander.
The Nigerian presidency has refused to refute the reports of the ransom payment.