Two Rescued Chibok Girls, Where Are the Others?


One of the missing Nigerian Chibok school girls, Amina Ali, was found and airlifted by Nigeria Air Force Super Puma aircraft from Damboa to Maiduguri alongside her baby and supposed husband, Mohammed Hayatu.

Prior to that, they were examined at an Air Force medical facility and were found to be stable, normal blood pressure was observed. Thereafter, she was released to the Operation LAFIYA DOLE (peace at all cost) headquarters for further investigation. After preliminary investigations, the rescued girl and her baby have been handed over to Borno State Governor, His Excellency, Honourable Kashim Shetima, at Government house, Maiduguri this evening by the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu in a brief ceremony. It is believed that she was brought to Abuja yesterday, along with her parents, to meet with the President.

Meanwhile, the supposed husband is undergoing further investigation at Joint Intelligence Centre. It should be noted that Mohammed is was regarded in line with Operation LAFIYA DOLE Rules of Engagement concerning insurgents who voluntarily surrender to the military, as explained by the Acting Director Army Public Relations Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.

After 756 days, another missing Chibok school girl has been found, but this time with a baby. Since the news of the abduction was made public, the Nigerian government and its military have always had something to say about the over 200 missing girls.

The previous government, under the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, has said the security leadership in the country has located where members of Boko Haram are holding the abducted girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, who were kidnapped on April 14. The Nigerian military claimed the girls are in Sambisa forest. Now, Sambisa forest has been under severe military attack for months and only a few Chibok girls have been seen or rescued. 

At about 11:00am on Thursday, May 19th, 2016, troops of 231 Battalion, 331 Artillery Regiment (AR), Detachment of Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) 2, Explosive Ordinance (EOD) Team and Civilian Vigilante group of Buratai, conducted clearance operations at Shettima Aboh, Hong and Biladdili general areas in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

During the operations, the troops killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several arms and ammunition, among other items. In addition, they rescued 97 women and children held captives by Boko Haram. We are glad to report that among those rescued is a girl believed to be one of the Chibok Government Secondary School girls that were abducted on 14th April 2014 by the Boko Haram terrorists.

Her name is Miss Serah Luka, she is number 157 on the list of the abducted school girls. She is believed to be the daughter of Pastor Luka. During debriefing, the girl revealed that she was a JSS1 student of the school at the time they were abducted. She further added that she hails from Madagali, Adamawa State. Luka averred that she reported to the school barely two months and one week before her unfortunate abduction, along with other girls over two years ago. She added that there other three girls who fled from Shettima Aboh when the troops invaded the area earlier today which led to their rescue. Luka is presently receiving medical attention at the medical facility of Abogo Largema Cantonment, Biu, Borno State.

According to the story of Amina Ali, the first girl rescued, most of the girls have been married out to Boko Haram commanders. This statement confirms the words of Abubakar Shekau in one of his videos during the time the school girls were abducted when he stated “I will give them out in marriage”.

So far, over 1500 hostages have been released and only 2-4 Chibok girls found or rescued. The Nigerian government and it’s military should tell Nigerians and the rest of the world the truth about these girls. If Boko Haram have been “defeated”, according to Nigeria information minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed, we should be seeing more of the abducted Chibok school girls in safety.

The military are severely raiding Sambisa forest, which one of the hideouts of these deadly terrorists. Many discoveries have been made apart from the whereabouts of these girls. This one by one release is scary and it raises our curiosity that most of these girls are dead or have been used for suicide missions and attacks.

Oshodi Ebenezer
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