Nigerian Presidency confirms rescue of another Chibok schoolgirl

'Chibok Girls' in a recent interview
'Chibok Girls' in a recent interview

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday confirmed that another Chibok schoolgirl had been found, 12 days after the release of the 82 abducted girls by their captors.

Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, who made this known Wednesday in Abuja, said the recovery of the girl was announced by the acting president during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.

According to him, the affected girl had been brought to Abuja to join her colleagues who were rescued from captivity.

“Yes, at the Federal Executive Council’s meeting, the Vice-President broke the cheering news to members of the cabinet and after that I have also spoken to defence people who confirmed it.

“The details are yet to fully unravel. But in terms of is it, true- yes, it is true. I learnt she is already being brought to Abuja, but I have not seen her.

Mr. Adesina expressed the hope that the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and other Nigerians in captivity would soon be rescued.

He also dismissed concerns that members of the Boko Haram sect had started regrouping in the Sambisa forest, saying that the Federal Government had the capacity to confront any security challenge arising from any part of the country.

“One thing you can be sure of is that this government has the capacity to confront any security challenge that arises.

“So, if they are regrouping they will be flushed out again.

“I believe that we have seen the worst of that insurgency. We are in a mopping up process and I believe the mop up would be completed,” he said.

Eighty two girls were recently released by their captors in exchange for an undisclosed number of Boko Haram commanders held by the federal government. Twenty one others were released in October last year and another three also regained their freedom, in separate circumstances.

They were released to international negotiators who have been working in collaboration with the federal government for their safe return since they were kidnapped in April 2014.

(NAN)


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  • Olu-Lion

    To God be the Glory. I pray for release of ANYONE in captivity against their wish in Jesus Name. Amen.

    • El Patron

      Amen

  • George

    Lairs

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Mtcheew……….This Government is engaging in self-deceit. They should continue to “release” the girls to divert attention from their failure and incompetence. Useless people.

    • Mufu Ola

      What are u fretting about? That d girls are back home or what? People who find it difficult to manage their lives properly will always never appreciate even the littlest good deed.Always blaming govt for their wayward lives!

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        Moron, what’s my business with you? Bugger off!

        • Mariam, Col.

          Don’t mind the oaf.
          WHERE IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA? DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE HE IS?

  • Olusola

    Who is Adesina referring to as Vice-President? is he OK?

  • Otile

    Imam Abu Shekau, Allah ya gafata malam. Continue releasing our girls one by one while you get back your people in dozens, when you release them all, your boys will sure capture fresh girls, in the mean time our money will be spent fighting you, and paying you ransom for the swap. Imam Shekau, you are the winner.