LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Two Chibok schoolgirls, who have been in captivity since 2014, have been rescued, following massive troops operations in parts of Sambisa forest.
A security officer at the 7 Division, Maimalari Cantonment (name withheld), confirmed the development to journalists on 24 April.
“The Chibok schoolgirls escapees were identified as Hauwa Mutah and Esther Markus. One hails from Chibok and the other one from Dzilang village,” he revealed.
The head of the Intelligence Unit of the Joint Military Task Force, Operation Hadinkai, Colonel Obinna Ezuipke, gave the number of the remaining Chibok girls in captivity as 98.
In his breakdown, he said: “Out of the 276 abducted Chibok girls, 57 girls escaped in 2014 while 107 girls were released in 2018. Three girls were recovered in 2019, two in 2021 and 9 were rescued in 2022, bringing the total of 178 girls out of captivity and 98 remaining in Boko Haram captivity.”