President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday lauded the recovery of another Chibok schoolgirl, Rakiya Abubakar, in the Alagarno area of Damboa Local Government in Borno State.
The President said that the recovery has raised renewed hope that the other captured girls would one day be reunited with their families, friends and community.
He also commended the military for the diligent investigation which led to the recovery of Rakiya and urged them to continue in the spirit with which they cleared the Sambisa forest of terrorists.
President Buhari gave the assurance that the Nigerian Government would continue to do all within its powers to assist the military in locating the rest of the girls and eradicating the menace of terrorism in Nigeria.
The spokesman for the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Sani Usman, had confirmed to reporters, the rescue of Rakiya, who was abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014.
He said that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, while questioning some arrested suspected terrorists, discovered the girl with her six months old baby.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the rescued kidnap victim is the daughter of Abubakar Gali Mulima and Habiba Abubakar of Chibok community in northeast Nigeria.
The Nigerian Army says it has found another one of the Chibok girls, who were abducted in April 2014 from their hostel.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, confirmed this to reporters on Thursday.
He stated that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, during investigation of arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorists, discovered one of the abducted Chibok School girls, Rakiya Abubkar, with her six months old baby.
According to preliminary investigation, it was discovered that she is the daughter of Abubakar Gali Mulima and Habiba Abubakar of Chibok.
She also revealed that she was a student of Senior Secondary School Class 3B (SS 3B), before her abduction along with her colleagues on April 14, 2014 by the Boko Haram terrorists.
Rakiya Abubakar is presently undergoing further medical investigation and would soon be released to the Borno State Government.
The Federal Government secured the release of 21 of the girls on October 31, 2016 after negotiation with the terrorist group that had requested for prisoners swap.
They were released in a deal brokered by the International Committee of Red Cross and the Swiss Government.