The Northeast Joint Military Taskforce, Operation Hadinkai, has rescued three more Chibok girls and their children in Borno State.
Major General Wahid Shaibu, the General Commanding Officer (GOC) of the Nigerian Army’s 7 Division, made the announcement while briefing reporters at the command’s headquarters in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, on Friday.
He claimed that sustained military operations across the theatre had paved the way for most of the surrendered Boko Haram terrorists and allowed some of the Chibok girls to flee.
“Today we have three of the girls: Falmata Lawal, who was rescued on 30th August 2022 by troops of 21 Special Armour Brigade in Bama,” Shaibu said.Falmata has a child and she was one of the abducted students of Government Secondary School Chibok. She is number 3 on the list of abducted Chibok girls.
“On the 1st September 2022, Asabe Ali with her one-year-old child was also rescued by troops of 21 Special Armour Brigade in Bama. She can be found on serial number 12 on the list of abducted Chibok girls which is on the net.
“On the 2nd of September 2022 Jinkar Yarma with her three children was rescued by troops of 22 Taskforce Batalian in Tungoshe, she was on the serial 20 on the list of abducted Chibok girls.”
The GOC noted that the troops would continue to carry out operations to rescue more of the girls.
“All of them have undergone medical examination and treated alongside their children,” he added.