Army Rescues Pregnant Chibok Schoolgirl With Children

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Nigerian Army has reported the successful rescue of Lydia Simon, a Chibok schoolgirl who was held captive by Boko Haram terrorists for more than ten years.

According to a statement from the Department of Army Public Relations, Lydia is number 68 on the list of missing Chibok Secondary School girls who were abducted.

She was rescued, along with her three children, by troops conducting Operation Desert Sanity III in the Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, near Ngoshe.

At the time of her rescue, Lydia was five months pregnant and stated that she was from Pemi Town in Chibok.

The statement also mentioned that Nigerian Army troops, deployed for Counter-terrorism Counter-insurgency operations in the North Central, successfully ambushed and neutralised three terrorists on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, who were planning to cause harm.

According to information provided by parents of the abducted schoolgirls, a total of 271 students were kidnapped on that fateful day.

Out of these, 57 girls managed to escape shortly after the incident in 2014, 103 were released with the help of the Federal Government, 20 were freed through the efforts of the state government, but unfortunately, 92 students are still being held captive.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.