The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) advocacy group has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Army and other security agencies working toward rescuing the remaining Chibok schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity.
The BBOG made this known on Saturday in a statement released by its spokesperson, Sesugh Akume.
The group was reacting to the rescue of Maryam Ali Maiyanga on Saturday by troops in Gwoza local government area of Borno.
According to the group, “we welcome news of the return of another of our abducted. Preliminary investigations on our part, show that Maryam Ali Maiyanga (Number 198 on our list), a school prefect, is from Askira Uba and was abducted along with her twin, Halima Ali (Number 197), who is yet to return. We shall update the public with more details as necessary.”
“We applaud the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari, the military and other security formations working day and night to rout the terrorists and rescue all Nigerians in captivity”, it stated.
The BBOG, however, expressed sadness over the “death of the Commanding Officer of the 272 Task Force Tank Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Muhammed Abu Ali, a highly-rated, young officer and 4 other members of his team, in a separate incident at Mallam Fatori yesterday”.
“We send our heartfelt condolences especially to their families, the Nigerian military”, the group said.