BBOG Identifies Latest Rescued Chibok Girl As School Prefect
“She is from Askira Uba and was abducted along with her twin, Halima Ali (Number 197), who is yet to return,” a statement on Saturday by the spokesperson of the group, Sesugh Akume, read.
The group welcomed the news of the return of the abducted girl taken with some other girls from their schools’ dormitory in Chibok community in Borno State on April 14, 2014.
It said that preliminary investigations on their part, showed that Maryam was the number 198 on their list of the over 200 abducted girls.
“We applaud the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari, the military and other security formations working day and night to rout the terrorists and rescue all Nigerians in captivity.
“The news of the death of the Commanding Officer of the 272 Task Force Tank Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Muhammed Abu Ali, a highly-rated, young officer and four other members of his team, in a separate incident at Mallam Fatori, is unfortunate and saddening.
“We send our heartfelt condolences especially to their families, and the Nigerian military,” the statement further read.
The group also said it would update the public with more details in relation to the girl as necessary.
Reports from the spokesman for the army, Colonel Sani Usman, state that Maryam was found amongst a group of fellow escapees by troops of 121 Battalion, Nigerian Army, deployed at Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State.
Since the abduction of the girls by member of the Boko Haram terrorist group less than 50 of them had been rescued.
Last month, the release of 21 of the girls was secured by the Federal Government after negotiation with the terrorist group that had requested for prisoners swap.
The government said it secured the release of the girls based on trust and that no member of the terrorist group held was released in exchange.
President Muhammadu Buhari had expressed his readiness to release the girls in a swap deal that the group had asked for.