Nigerian army have recovered two more victims of the abducted school girls by members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram in 2014. The two schoolgirls who were freed by the terrorist group were each found holding a baby as the Nigerian military presented them.
Driving the news
Major-General Christopher Musa, the military commander of troops in the region, while speaking to news reporters, said the troops found the girls on separate dates and at two different locations.
Eight years ago, dozens of Boko Haram loyalists stormed Chibok girls’ boarding school abducting over 276 school girls mostly between the ages of 12 – 17. 57 of the abducted escaped in transit while another 80 were released in exchange for detained Boko Haram commanders following negotiations between the federal government and the terrorist organization.
Sources say that the troops found civilians and one of the women, Hauwa Joseph, in a camp previously occupied by Boko Haram members on June 12. And the other Mary Dauda, was found outside Ngoshe village in Gwoza district, near the border with Cameroon.
What you should know
- The insecurity in Nigeria, especially in the northern region, has killed over 40,000 people and displaced about 2.2 million people since 2009.
- However, over the last year, thousands of Boko Haram fighters and their families have surrendered to the federal government.