Published On: Thu, Jan 5th, 2017

Nigerian troops rescue another Chibok school girl, Rakiya Abubakar.

chibok-girlsThe Nigerian Army on Thursday disclosed that its troops stationed in the North-East geopolitical zone have rescued another missing Chibok schoolgirl, Rakiya Abubakar.

The newly confirmed spokesperson for the army, Sani Usman, made the disclosure on his Facebook Page Thursday afternoon.

The troops were investigating suspected Boko Haram militants when they discovered Rakiya Abubakar.

Mr. Sani, a brigadier general, promised to provide details of the development later.

A batch of 21 of the girls were released by Boko Haram on October 13, 2016 after intense negotiation with the Nigerian government.

The negotiations were facilitated by the Red Cross and the Swiss government.

One of the girls, Amina Ali, had earlier been freed on May 19, 2016 by troops.

A total 278 schoolgirls were abducted by the extremist sect Boko Haram on April 14, 2014, from a secondary school in Chibok in 2014 in one of the most infamous actions of their insurgency

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Some 50 of the girls managed to escape and about 218 remained missing.

Officials had said talks at freeing the remaining girls were continuing.

Boko Haram has killed 15,000 people and displaced more than two million during a seven-year old insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria.

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