The Nigerian Military says its troops have rescued one other kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, Saratu Dauda.
276 ladies had been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists from Authorities Women Secondary Faculty in Chibok city, Borno.
Lots of the ladies have since been rescued whereas some stay in captivity.
The Theatre Commander, North-East Joint Operation Hadin Kai, Maj. Gen Ibrahim Ali, made the resue recognized whereas briefing newsmen on the Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri on Monday, Might 15, 2023.
Ali stated 25-year-old Saratu was rescued on Might 6 by troops of the 21 Armoured Brigade throughout a clearance operation at Ukuba in Sambisa Forest in Bama Native Authorities Space of Borno State.
Whereas handing her over to Zuwaira Gambo, the Borno commissioner for girls affairs and social growth, on Monday Might 15, in Maiduguri, Ali stated Dauda was married off to at least one Abu Yusuf, a Boko Haram improvised explosive gadgets (IED) skilled.
Ali added that the kidnapped sufferer had three youngsters together with her terrorist husband however left them behind whereas escaping from the forest.
The navy commander stated efforts had been ongoing to rescue Dauda’s youngsters from her husband, including that she has been taken to the Maimalari navy hospital for intensive care.
“She was married to at least one Abou Yusuf, who she later divorced earlier than getting married to at least one Ba’ana Muhammed, also referred to as Abou Zinira, the Boko Haram terrorist IED skilled,” Ali defined.
“She had three daughters, aged 7, 5, and a couple of years previous, with Ba’ana, however left them within the terrorists’ hideouts throughout her escape. Thus far, efforts to rescue her youngsters and different victims are nonetheless ongoing,” he stated.
He additionally recalled the latest presentation of two different Chibok ladies rescued by the troops.
“Consequently, on Might 4 this 12 months, Hauwa Maltha and Esther Marcus, each serial numbers two and 103 on the checklist of the lacking victims, and three of their youngsters had been handed over to the officers of the Borno State Authorities,” he stated.
In line with him, their rescue, amongst different a number of girls and kids, had been largely pushed by the kinetic and non-kinetic actions of Operation Hadin Kai, particularly within the ongoing Operation Desert and Lake Sanity II.
“As of right now, the statistics of the 276 kidnapped Chibok ladies point out that 57 ladies escaped in 2014; 107 launched in 2018; three had been rescued in 2019, two had been recovered in 2021; 11 ladies had been rescued in 2022; and three have been rescued thus far in 2023. This brings the full to 182 out of captivity, leaving 93 unaccounted for.
“At this juncture, let me state that the joint efforts of Operation Hadin Kai beneath the strategic steerage of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Chief of Defence Workers, Chief of Military Workers, Chief of Naval Workers, and the Chief Air Workers, have continued to yield extra operational successes within the North Jap Area of Nigeria,” he stated.
He additionally lauded the help of the Borno authorities and warranted the individuals of the Northeast of the dedication of the navy to include the insurgency within the area.