Nigerian Army rescues 2 Chibok girls, 99 others


The Nigerian army on Friday said it has rescued two Chibok girls and 99 other abducted persons from Boko Haram camps.

Abducted Chibok girls in BH camp
Abducted Chibok girls in BH camp

In a briefing in Maiduguri, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division and Commander Sector 1 Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Major General Waidi Shaibu, said the troops rescued the victims from different locations in Borno state.

The rescued girls are Rejoice Sanki, 24, and mother of two children; and Yagana Poly, 24, mother of four.

According to the army, they were rescued on September 29 and October 2.

Of the 99 other kidnapped rescued, 47 are women, the army said.

He added that the rescued women were undergoing medical examination with their children for eventual handing over to the Borno State Government.

Musa, who also announced the opening of a new camp for hosting repentant Boko Haram members that were surrendering, assured that the new camp was in a safe area where the military could secure it.