Bring Back Our Girls group confirms identity of rescued Chibok girl

The Bring Back Our Girls group has confirmed the identity of Rakiya Gali, one of the kidnapped Chibok girls who was rescued by the military on Thursday.

In a statement by the #BBOG spokesperson, Sesuh Akume, the group said Ms. Gali is the 24th girl to be found of 219 girls kidnapped on April 14, 2014 from the secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, by the Boko Haram.

“Having exhausted all our internal verification modalities, our movement can confirm that Rakiya Abubakar Gali (#49 in our list as Rakiya Gali) is indeed one of our missing Chibok girls. She is the 24th to return out of 219 missing #ChibokGirls.

“One hundred and ninety-five (195) remain missing. It is 3 days to #Day1000 and we remain highly hopeful that the rest of our girls will be rescued and reunited with their families.

“We commend the Nigerian military, the Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF), the Civilian JTF, and all the security forces working day and night to rout the terrorists, and return our #ChibokGirls and all others abducted,” the group said in its statement on Thursday evening.

The Nigerian Army had announced on Thursday that its troops stationed in the north-east rescued Ms. Gali.

The spokesperson for the army, Sani Usman, made the announcement on his Facebook Page Thursday afternoon.

“Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE during investigation of arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorists discovered one of the abducted Chibok School girls, Rakiya Abubakar, with her six months old baby,” he said.

“According to preliminary investigation, it was discovered she is the daughter of Abubakar Gali Mulima and Habiba Abubakar of Chibok. She further stated that she was a student of Senior Secondary School Class 3B (SS 3B), before her abduction along with her colleagues on 14th April 2014 by the Boko Haram terrorists.

“Rakiya Abubakar is presently undergoing further medical investigation and would soon be released to the Borno State Government,” Mr. Sani said later on a Whatsapp platform operated by his office.

The #BBOG announced plans to commence a daily protest from January 8 in an attempt to put more pressure on the federal government to ensure the release of the remaining girls.

The group in a statement signed by its co-conveners, Aisha Yesufu and Obi Ezekwesili on January 3 said it was dissatisfied with the seeming silence of the government on the remaining girls, after 21 of them were freed in October.

The 21 girls were freed after negotiations between the federal government and the Boko Haram.

The protest is scheduled to start on the 1000th day the girls were abducted.


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  • share Idea

    Episode 2 scene 3 from propaganda government and their collaborators. What a country?

    • Danladee

      Episode 1 scene 1.1, GEJ could not release any of them due to share incompetence. Thank God for giving us PMB, at least we now have 23 Chibok girls rescued, still counting.

      • share Idea

        GEJ could not rescue people that were not abducted but kept away because of politics in order to fulfil the threat of making his government ungovernable as earlier threatened by few cabals from the North.

        • Danladee

          Then GEJ is not fit to rule over normal people; if he can be threatened by mere mortals, and for him to pee in his pant and scamper out of Aso Rock.

          • Adesuwa

            PMB visited Enugu in spite of the IPOB threat to him not to set his foot there if he loved his life.

          • Sincere-Voice

            Wait and see if he won’t visit the place. You don’t really know who buhari is.

        • Adesuwa

          God bless you

        • Sincere-Voice

          Ignorance bro…. It’s the responsibility of every government to protect and save the lives of its citizenry. GEJ should have make sure he finds out where these girls were kept and those responsible for the wicked act.
          That’s the primary assignment of every government. He was voted in to do that and not to share public funds with his groups of demons.


        it is an irrefutable fact, that zambisa forest have been cleard in totallity. and the APC government which promised to free the 290 chibok girls in three weeks, if there are voted into power can only rescued 23 out of 290 chibok girls. pls what is the faith of the remaining 267 girls since the forest that there were taking refuge is no more.

        • Sincere-Voice

          I am very sure you made that promise to your people and not from buhari.

          • DONALDSON

            your response is despicable and out of this world. why are you trying to defend the absurdity and deceit of buharis government for God sake. you are not in any capacity to deny the fact that buhari and his APC government promised to bring back those girls in 3 weeks, if there are voted into power . but uptill today they have not redeemed their promised. if not for the Switzerland government and the international red cross, we would have not even seen the 23 girls that we are celebrating today, and count it as cudos to the APC government. the other 4 that was rescued were done by hunters, president buhari have not facilitate the released of any chibok girl pls take notice of that.

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