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Troops rescue two more abducted Chibok schoolgirls in Borno

Troops rescue two more abducted Chibok schoolgirls in Borno
July 26
20:36 2022

Troops of the Nigerian Army have reportedly rescued two of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by insurgents in 2014.

The two girls, identified as Hannatu Musa and Kauna Luka, were rescued on Tuesday by troops of the 21 armoured brigade, in Bama LGA of Borno state.

Over 200 students were kidnapped by insurgents from the Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS) in Chibok area of Borno state, on April 14, 2014.

Several of the girls have been rescued, but dozens are still reported to be in captivity.

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TheCable had reported that troops of the 202 battalion and 82 division task force battalion rescued two of the students with two children on June 16.

Also, on June 29, the Nigerian Army rescued Ruth Bitrus, another Chibok schoolgirl, with a child, from an insurgents’ hideout in Bama LGA of Borno state.

According to Zagazola Makama, a publication focused on counter-insurgency operations in the Lake Chad region, an officer confirmed that the two girls escaped from Gazuwa camp, described as the headquarters of the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, a faction of Boko Haram.

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The area is located nine kilometres from Bama town in Borno.

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