Another Chibok schoolgirl has been rescued from Boko Haram captivity by troops of the Nigerian Army in Borno State.
The Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), Maj-Gen Ibrahim Ali, disclosed this on Monday 15 May, 2023.
The rescued schoolgirl, identified as Saratu Dauda, and aged 25, was rescued by the ground troops on May 6, 2023 at Ukuba terrorists’ hideouts in the Sambisa forest, Borno state.
While handing over the rescued Saratu to the State Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo in Maiduguri, General Ali, disclosed that the schoolgirl, before her rescue, was married to Abu Yusuf, an Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) Boko Haram expert.
Ali further disclosed that Sadatu left behind the three children she had with her forced husband, adding that efforts are ongoing to rescue the them from the custody of their father, Abu Yusuf.
Sadatu had been taken to the Maimalari military hospital for intensive care before being handed over to the State government.
Reviewing the rescue operations, Ali said that out of the 276 abducted schoolgirls on April 14, 2014, 76 escaped, while 107 were released by Boko Haram in 2018.
He stated that 186 school girls were rescued by the Army, and that 93 abductees are still in captivity.
General Ali noted that between 2019 and 2023, the troops rescued 19 Chibok schoolgirls including 11 in 2022.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Gambo, said Sadatu will be taken to Bulumkutu Rehabilitation Centre in Maiduguri to join others who are currently undergoing training to become self-reliant.