Buhari welcomes recovery of another Chibok schoolgirl

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari welcomes the recovery of another Chibok schoolgirl, Rakiya Abubakar, in the Alagarno area of Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

The president 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.

The president 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, a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said.

The military announced the recovery of Rakiya on Thursday.

She brings to 23 the number of Chibok schoolgirls found so far since their abduction by Boko Haram in 2014.

Nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from their hostel by the militants.


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  • tony H

    Another released from Sambisa Hilton by APC.

    • Larry

      Recovered from sambisa forest? That’s is a lie. This girl might have walked from a residential district of Bornu into the forest to be rescued and fed. Are you telling me that those babies were born inside the forest? Hell no.

      • tony H

        I agree! Every woman wandering in and around Sambisa is a kidnapped Chibok student. The last ones “released” could not speak a word of English, but they were preparing to take the Cambridge Bar Exam before they were “kidnapped”….lol…lol

        • and you’re typing here…lolololol

          • tony H

            And your point is….?

  • Femi Oladele

    It’s disheartening, almost all the rescued and released girls are with child.

  • Dr Pat Mumuwole Awosan

    …within minutes or at most hours of Chibok girl so-called ‘release’ Mr Buhari makes a statement to ‘welcome’ her and speak about it. On December 25, about 37 Southern Kaduna HUMAN BEINGS were murdered with guns and machetes, some with their heads cut off as they ran. Buhari has yet to make any statement about it. 7 months ago, 189 Biafrans were killed and buried in mass graves as confirmed by Amnesty International. Buhari is yet to speak about it. So, what is ‘special’ in this Chibok girls? Are they more Nigerian than the thousands killed by military on presidential orders?

  • sab

    Thought the Chibok Girls were said to have been held inside Sambisa Forest. But after the military’s ‘victory’ in over running Sambisa without any girl seen, question is, where are the remaining girls? If they were not found in the cleared Sambisa Forest, what message does this sudden reality pass? Are there more to this than meets the eye or what? Could it be that the girls were held somewhere else or that there is no missing Chibok Girl? Please let’s reason freely, unbiased, without ethnic or religious attachment.