Army Rescues 2nd Chibok Girl, Sarah Luka and 97 Women, Children

Army Rescues 2nd Chibok Girl, Sarah Luka and 97 Women, Children

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The Nigerian Army said the second rescued Chibok School girl is Sarah Luka who is number 157 on the list of the abducted secondary school girls on 14th April, 2014 by the Boko Haram insurgents and she is believed to be a daughter of Pastor Luka.

A statement by Colonel Sani USman Kukasheka said other 97 women and children were also rescued by troops and the Civilian JTF during clearance operations.

“During debriefing, the girl revealed that she was a JSS1 student of the school at the time they were abducted. She further added that she hails from Madagali, Adamawa State. She averred that she reported at the school barely two months and one week before her unfortunate abduction along with other girls over two years ago.

“She added that there are other three girls who fled from Shettima Aboh when the troops invaded the area earlier today which led to their rescue.  She is presently receiving medical attention at the medical facility of Abogo Largema Cantonment, Biu, Borno State”.

Kukasheka said at about 11.00am Thursday, 19th May, 2016, troops of 231 Battalion, 331 Artillery Regiment (AR), Detachment of Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) 2, Explosive Ordinance (EOD) Team and Civilian Vigilante group of Buratai, conducted clearance operations at Shettima Aboh, Hong and Biladdili general area in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. And during the operations, the troops killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several arms and ammunitions and other items. “In addition, they rescued 97 women and children held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists”.

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