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Second chibok girl, not part of 219 abductees, says BBOG

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This handout picture taken in Damboa and released by the Nigerian army on May 20, 2016 shows Serah Luka after she was released during an operation conducted by Nigeria's army in which local civilian vigilantes took part. Serah is one of 219 girls abducted from their school in Chibok more than two years ago. The student, who is believed to be a Christian pastor's daughter, said she was "at the school at the time they were abducted" and that she was from Madagali, in neighboring Adamawa state. / AFP PHOTO / Nigerian Army / STRINGER / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER /

This handout picture taken in Damboa and released by the Nigerian army on May 20, 2016 shows Serah Luka after she was released during an operation conducted by Nigeria’s army in which local civilian vigilantes took part.<br />Serah is one of 219 girls abducted from their school in Chibok more than two years ago. The student, who is believed to be a Christian pastor’s daughter, said she was “at the school at the time they were abducted” and that she was from Madagali, in neighboring Adamawa state. / AFP PHOTO / Nigerian Army / STRINGER / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER /

The second rescued girl, Miss Serah Luka, may be from Chibok. She may also be from the same Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, where 219 students taking their final examinations were abducted.

But she was actually kidnapped in Madagali, Adamawa State, according to a statement from the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement.

In a statement titled, ‘We are excited with the news of yet another rescued Chibok girl,’ a spokesman of the movement, Sesugh Akume, wrote:

“According to Haruna Mutali, a community leader in Chibok, their background checks have revealed that this second returnee, Serah, was an SSS 1 learner at GSS, Chibok, who was abducted by the insurgents in her home in Madagali.

“Every citizen returned is victory for us all .

“We appeal to the humanity in us to stay positively focused on emerging developments.

“We wish to advice caution in disseminating information too promptly and we appeal that we respect the human dignity of our returnees and their loved ones, as we engage on this topic.”

The group commended the gallantry of the Nigerian Army, the Civilian JTF and other security forces, adding: “We are strongly with you, as through great sacrifice, you annihilate the insurgents, return our compatriots, reclaim our territories and restore peace and normality especially in northeast Nigeria.”

There have been doubts and questions since her rescue regarding whether she was actually one of those kidnapped in the school and what she could be doing there at the time the students were writing their West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination meant for Senior Secondary School Three (SS3), since she claimed to be in SS1.


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