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Army rescues another Chibok girl

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The Nigerian Army has confirmed the rescue of another Chibok girl,Serah Luka, barely less than 72 hours after Amina Ali Nkeki, the first of the 219 girls who were abducted on April 14, 2014, was rescued.

In a brief statement just hours after Buhari’s meeting with student Amina Ali in the capital, Abuja, army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman “confirmed the rescue of another Chibok girl this evening”.

Further details on the release would be given “soon”, he added.

Amina , who was discovered by civilian vigilantes and troops on Tuesday, today met with President Muhammadu Buhari with her mother, Binta.

Community leaders said she told her relatives at a brief reunion at the family home in Mbalala, near Chibok, that most of the girls were still being held in Boko Haram’s Sambisa Forest enclave.

But the 19-year-old was quoted as saying that “six were already dead”.

Nigeria’s military has been conducting operations in the former game reserve for weeks in the hope of flushing out militants and destroying Islamist camps in and around Sambisa Forest.


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