Presidency confirms rescue of another Chibok girl

Timothy Choji, Abuja

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday confirmed that another Chibok girl had been found, 12 days after the release of 82 abducted girls by their captors.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr disclosed this to Journalists at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said the recovery of the girl was announced by the country’s Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, during Wednesday’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council.

Undisclosed Details

According to Adesina, the girl, whose name was not disclosed, had since been brought to Abuja to join her colleagues who were recently rescued.

“The Vice-President broke the cheering news to members of the cabinet at the Federal Executive Council’s meeting, and after that I have also spoken to defence people who confirmed it. The details are yet to be fully unravelled. But it is true- yes, it is true. I learnt she has already been brought to Abuja, but I have not seen her,” he said.

The Presidential Spokesman expressed the hope that the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and other Nigerians in captivity would soon be rescued.

He also dismissed concerns that members of the Boko Haram group were regrouping in the Sambisa forest, saying that the Federal Government had the capacity to confront any security challenge arising from any part of the country.

“One thing you can be sure of is that this government has the capacity to confront any security challenge that arises, so, if they are regrouping they will be flushed out again. I believe that we have seen the worst of that insurgency. We are in a mopping up process and I believe the mop up would be completed,” the Special Adviser affirmed.

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