President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday saluted the efforts of the Nigerian Army for rescuing another Chibok schoolgirl.
In his twitter handle, Buhari commended the soldiers for their gallant efforts to secure the people and territory of Nigeria, describing them as the nation’s heroes.
“I have received the heart-warming news of the rescue of another of our Chibok girls by the Nigerian Army
“I commend our troops, who continue to work gallantly to secure the people and territory of Nigeria. You are our heroes.
“No man, woman, or child will be left at the mercy of Boko Haram. This has always been our promise and we fully intend to keep it,’’ he said.
The Army on Saturday handed over Maryam Ali Maiyanga, the Chibok girl, with her 10-month-old son, to the Borno Government after they were rescued in Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area.
Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Commander of 7 Div. of Nigeria Army, Maiduguri, announced the development in Maiduguri.
Irabor said,” At about 6 a.m., while screening some escapees from Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout in Sambisa Forest, we discovered one of the abducted Government Secondary School Chibok girls, named Maryam Ali Maiyanga, among them.
“She was discovered to be carrying a 10-month-old son, named Ali.
“She revealed to us that her husband, who is the father of her child, was killed by Boko Haram insurgents during one of the military operations in Sambisa Forest.