Another Chibok schoolgirl, Rekiya Abubakar rescued with 6-month-old baby
Another Chibok schoolgirl, Rakiya Abubakar and her six-month-old baby have been rescued by troops of 27 Brigade around Alagarno area near Ajigin in Damboa LGA.
Rakiya Abubakar was a senior secondary student, one of over 200 school girls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014.
Army spokesman, Sani Usman in a statement said soldiers had “during investigation of arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorists discovered… Rakiya Abubakar, with her six-month-old baby.”, but did not specify when or where she was found.
Abubakar is one of three other schoolgirls who have been found in the past year by Nigerian troops as they fight Boko Haram Insurgents.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed happiness over the recovery of another Chibok schoolgirl, Rakiya Abubakar. In a statement by his spokesman, President Buhari “notes that the recovery raises renewed hope that the other captured girls will one day be reunited with their families, friends and community.
” President Buhari also “commends the military for the diligent investigation which led to the recovery of Rakiya and urges them to continue in the spirit with which they cleared the Sambisa forest of terrorists.” He “assures that the Nigerian Government will continue to do all within its powers to assist the military in locating the rest of the girls and eradicating the menace of terrorism in Nigeria.”
So far, of the 276 girls initially seized, some escaped while 22 girls have been recovered and reunited with their families. There are currently 195 schoolgirls still missing.