The Nigerian Army has disclosed how one of the abducted Chibok girls, Maryam Ali Maiyanga, was rescued by troops of 121 Battalion, deployed at Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
Maryam was early Saturday rescued while troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, were screening some escapees from Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout in Sambisa forest at about 6 a.m.
In a detailed statement, the Army Spokesman, Col. Sani K. Usman said the girl was discovered with her 10-month-old son.
“She was discovered to be carrying a 10-month-old son, named Ali. She has been taken to the unit’s medical facility for proper medical check-up.
“It is imperative to state that troops have been working round the clock to clear remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hibernating and also rescue all persons held hostages by terrorists”, he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Boko Haram terrorists had released 21 of the 219 kidnapped girls on October 13 after negotiations between them and the Federal Government which was facilitated by the Swiss Government and the Red Cross.
The girls were abducted in April 2014 by the insurgents.