Rescued Chibok Girl, “husband” safely in Maiduguri – Army

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The Nigerian Army said the rescued abducted Chibok girl has been moved safely to Maiduguri along her “husband”, a suspected Boko Haram member and a four month old baby girl for further medical attention.

A statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations said “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.

“In addition, she is a nursing mother with a 4 month old baby girl who was named Safiya. Both the suspected Boko Haram terrorist and the nursing mother have been taken to Maiduguri for further medical attention and screening.”

Colonel Usman said troops of 25 Brigade Damboa in conjunction with Civilian JTF deployed in one of the blocking positions at Baale, near Damboa rescued her and “a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Mohammed Hayatu, who claimed to be her husband”.

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