Nigeria Army Rescues Another Chibok Girl In Borno
The Nigerian Army on Thursday, confirmed the rescue of another abducted student of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Chibok, Borno State, identified as Hauwa Joseph, said to be one of those kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorists in 2014.
Hauwa, who hails from Mbalala in Askira Uba LGA of Borno state, was rescued alongside her one-year-old child at Ngazua village in Bama LGA of Borno State. it was understood that Hauwa was forcefully married to one Munzur, six years ago. According to Hauwa, she escaped when the Nigerian Army raided a camp where she was kept with Munzur, who died during the military operation.
In a post on its verified Twitter handle, the @HQNigerianArmy wrote that Joseph was intercepted by troops along with her baby and taken to a military medical facility for treatment.
Troops during clearance operations on 14 June 2022 intercepted another abducted girl from GGSS Chibok named Hauwa Joseph, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram on 14 April 2014. The intercepted Chibok girl & her baby are currently in a military medical facility. pic.twitter.com/ERdZC3L2aY
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) June 16, 2022
This is the second time this week that the Army would announce the rescue of an abducted Chibok girl as it had earlier on Wednesday, said its troop, while on patrol in Borno State, had the intercepted one Mary Ngoshe, believed to be one of the girls kidnapped from the school.
On April 14, 2014, about 276 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram from the GSSS in Chibok, Borno State, and while some of the girls managed to escape, others were released following government negotiations, but a large chunk of the girls are still being held in captivity with many of them being married off or forcefully turned into sex slave.