June 17, 2024

10 years after, troops rescue Chibok girl with kids

Troops of the Nigerian Army in the North-East have announced the rescue of Lydia Simon, a Chibok girl who had been held captive by Boko Haram terrorists for 10 years.

This was made known in a statement by the Department of Army Public Relations on Thursday.

Millitary authorities said Lydia was rescued along with her three children by troops conducting Operation Desert Sanity III, around Ngoshe in the Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

According to the statement, Lydia was on serial number 68 among the abducted missing Chibok Secondary School girls.

She was five months pregnant at the time of her rescue and claimed to be from Pemi Town in Chibok.

The statement added that Nigerian Army troops deployed for counter- terrorism and counter- insurgency operations in the North Central on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 successfully ambushed and neutralised three terrorists, who were on a mission to wreak havoc.

Statistics released by parents of the abducted schoolgirls showed that 271 students were kidnapped but 57 girls escaped shortly in 2014, while 103 were released through the intervention of the Federal Government.

Similarly, 20 others were freed through the efforts of the state government.

However, 92 students are still in captivity.

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