The Nigerian military, on Wednesday, announced that its troops have rescued one of the missing 220 girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok Borno state. Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Colonel Sani Usman, confirmed the rescue in a terse statement made available to the media. Amina Ali Nkeki was said to be among the rescued persons by our troops at Baale near Damboa.
The army also stated that a Boko Haram terrorist, Mohammed Hayatu, who claimed to be Amina’s husband, was also arrested. According to the army statement, “Further to that, in continuation of Operation CRACKDOWN, troops of 25 Brigade Damboa in conjunction with Civilian JTF deployed in one of the blocking positions at Baale, near Damboa rescued one Miss Amina Ali and a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Mohammed Hayatu, who claimed to be her husband.
Both were brought to Headquarters 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa at about 2.30pm today. “Preliminary investigation shows that she is indeed one of the abducted Chibok School girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on 14th April 2014 in Chibok and her name is Amina Ali as against Falmata Mbalala that was earlier stated. Meanwhile, the rescued girl has reportedly revealed that six of her colleagues have died in captivity. The girl, who was reportedly found breast-feeding a child, said their captors shielded them from the military.