The Nigerian Army of Operation Hadin Kai have reportedly rescued one of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by insurgents in 2014.
The girl, identified as Yana Pogu, was rescued on Thursday with her four children. She was reported to have delivered a set of twins two months ago.
Zagazola, a publication focused on counter-insurgency operations in the Lake Chad region, said her twins were in an unhealthy condition when the troops rescued her.
“Her rescue was achieved by troops of the Nigerian Army, backed by a column of the Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF) when they stormed the enclave of Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, a terrorist group in Bama LGA, Borno.
“According to intelligence sources, the troops engaged and overwhelmed the insurgents, neutralising scores of terrorists in the process, while several others escaped with fatal gunshot wounds.
“In the course of the encounter, troops successfully rescued Yana Pogu, a Chibok girl who was number 19 on the missing girl’s list along with her four children,” the source said.
“She was found with a four-month-old set of twins in a very unhealthy condition.
“Some of the fleeing insurgents also attempted to ambush their own troops but while acting on the intelligence, the troops responded swiftly with aggressive fire powers, forcing them to flee.
“More women were rescued after the encounter. They are transferred to 21 Armoured Brigade Bama, for medical attention”, the report read.