Troops of 121 Battalion, Nigerian Army, deployed at Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno, for Operation Lafiya Dole, on Saturday rescued one of the kidnapped Chibok girls.
A statement issued by the army Spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, in Abuja, said the girl was discovered while the troops were screening some escapees from Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout in Sambisa forest at about 6 a.m.
Usman gave the name of the rescued girl as Maryam Ali Maiyanga.
“She was discovered to be carrying a 10-month-old son, named Ali. She has been taken to the unit’s medical facility for proper medical check up.
“It is imperative to state that troops have been working round the clock to clear remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hibernating and also rescue all persons held hostages by terrorists,” he said.
The Boko Haram terrorists had released 21 of the 219 kidnapped girls on Nov. 13 after negotiations between them and the Federal Government which was facilitated by the Swiss Government and the Red Cross.
The girls were abducted in April 2014 by the insurgents.