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Second Chibok Girl Rescued Is Pastor’s Daughter – Military; Says 96 Other Hostages Freed


ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Nigerian military has announced that the second Chibok school girl rescued on Thursday in Sambisa Forest is “Miss Serah Luka, who is number 157 on the list of the abducted school girls. She is believed to be the daughter of Pastor Luka,” according to Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.

He said the 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, at about 11am on Thursday, conducted clearance operations at Shettima Aboh, Hong and Biladdili general area in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

During the operations, he said, the troops killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several arms and ammunition and other items.

In addition, he said, the troops rescued 97 women and children held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists.

“We are glad to state that among those rescued is a girl believed to be one of the Chibok Government Secondary School girls that were abducted on 14th April 2014 by the Boko Haram terrorists,” he said.

The Army spokesman said that “during debriefing the girl revealed that she was a JSS1 student of the school at the time they were abducted.”

The girl, Serah Luka, Usman said, further added that she hails from Madagali, Adamawa State.

Miss Luka narrated 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 revealed that there were three other girls who fled from Shettima Aboh when the troops invaded the area earlier today (Thursday) which led to their rescue,” he added.

The DAPR said that the rescued girl, was receiving medical attention at the medical facility of Abogo Largema Cantonment, Biu, Borno State.

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