Following the reports of a Chibok girl rescued from the wearisome Sambisa forest and meeting with the President yesterday, a new photo has emerged online of another girl who was kidnapped by the treacherous Boko Haram insurgents, being rescued.
The news of the girl’s rescue was announced by the army last night.
Army spokesman Col. Usman Sani Kukasheka said her name is Sarah Luka, who is believed to be the daughter of Pastor Luka, one of the parents of the missing girls.
Col. Kukasheka said last night that the girl is number 157 on the list of the 219 Chibok girls in captivity.
A statement signed by Col. Kukasheka said:
“At about 11.00am yesterday, Thursday, 19th May 2016, 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, conducted clearance operations at Shettima Aboh, Hong and Biladdili general area in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.During the operations, the troops killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several arms and ammunitions and other items. In addition, they 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.
“Her name 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.
“During debriefing the girl revealed that she was a JSS1 student of the school at the time they were abducted.
“She further added that she hails from Madagali, Adamawa State. She averred 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 added that there other three girls who fled from Shettima Aboh when the troops invaded the area earlier today which led to their rescue.
“She is presently receiving medical attention at the medical facility of Abogo Largema Cantonment, Biu, Borno State.”