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CHIBOK GIRLS : Nigerian Army rescued two more, reiterates commitment to restoring peace



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During a press briefing at the Headquarters of Operation Hadin Kai Maimalari Cantonment, the Theater Commander, Major General IS Ali, announced the rescue of two more Chibok school girls.

The rescue operation was part of the military’s efforts to restore peace and security in the state.

The rescued girls, Hauwa Malta (serial number 2) and Esther Makus (serial number 103), underwent several medical examinations at the 7 Division hospital after their rescue.

Esther Makus was rescued alongside her one-year-old daughter Juwairiya by officers and soldiers of the 114 Task Force Battalion Bita at Lagara in the Sambisa forest.

She had been forcefully married to a Boko Haram fighter named Malam Garba (also known as Garus), who was killed during operations on terrorist enclaves. She was later married to Abba at Sambisa forest.

Hauwa Malta and her three-year-old son were also rescued by the troops of 114 Task Force Battalion Bita at Lagara. She had been married to Salman, a cameraman to deceased Shekau, who also died in Lake Chad. She later got married to Malam Muhammad, who was killed at Ukuba enclaves in Sambisa forest during the conflict between JAS and ISWAP. Hauwa Malta was admitted to a military hospital, where she successfully gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

According to statistics, the Nigerian Military has rescued about 182 Chibok school girls, while about 94 are still unaccounted for.

The rescued girls have been handed over to the Borno State Government through the Ministry of Women Affairs for further action

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