After 10 Years in Captivity, Pregnant Chibok Girl Rescued Alongside Children

Another Chibok girl, Lydia Simon, was rescued by troops of Operation Desert Sanity III, North East Operation Hadin Kai. She was found alongside her three children by the troops of 82 Division Task Force Battalion in Ngoza LGA on Wednesday. Lydia, identified as serial number 68 among the abducted girls, managed to escape from the camp of Ali Ngulde in Mandara Mountain after being held in captivity for several years.

She surrendered to troops of 82 Division Task Force Battalion at Ngoshe in Gwoza LGA. The rescued Chibok girl was five months pregnant and claimed she was from Pemi Town in Chibok.

April 14 marked the 10th anniversary of the violent abduction of 276 girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents. While 57 of the girls escaped from their captors in the following days and 16 were later rescued, 107 had, at different times, been released through negotiations. Both the government and the Nigerian Army have reaffirmed their commitment to rescuing the remaining girls who are still held in captivity.

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