One of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls has been rescued by Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram in the Northeast.
The Nigerian Army, in a statement issued by Col Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, identified the rescued girl as Salomi Pagu.
Nwachukwu said the Chibok girl was rescued in Pulka alongside a 14-year old girl who was also kidnapped by Boko Haram.
Read the full statement issued by the Nigerian Army below on the rescue of the Chibok girl.
”Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka today rescued one of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists earlier in 2014.
So far, preliminary investigations reveal that the young girl identified as Salomi Pagu is the same as the Chibok girl published on serial 86 of the online list of abducted Chibok girls.
Currently the girl who was intercepted in the company of another young girl, Jamila Adams about 14 years old with a child are in the safe custody of troops and receiving medical attention.
You are please requested to disseminate this information to the general public through your news media.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Col Onyema Nwachukwu
Deputy Director Public Relations
Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole