The Chibok girl who was rescued earlier today by the Nigerian Army has been handed over to the Borno state government.
Maryam Ali Maiyanga was rescued by troops at a raided Boko Haram camp in Pulka axis of Gwoza local government area of Borno state.
Premium Times reported that the commander of the Lafiya Dole counterinsurgency operation in Borno, Major General Lucky Irabor led a team of military officials to hand the girl and her 10-month-old son to some state government officials.
The rescued girl was received by Borno’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kaka Shehu Lawan on behalf of the state governor, Kashim Shettima, who is in Abuja for an official function.
Lawan expressed the appreciation of Governor Shettima, whom he said had sent in commendation to the military for doing the the country, the state and the people of Chibok proud.
He also revealed that the girl would remained in the custody of the state government, pending the next available flight to Abuja because there is no flight schedule in and out of Maiduguri on Saturdays.