– The cheering news of the rescue of another Chibok, Borno school girl has continued to to elicit happiness in Nigeria
– An elated President Muhammadu Buhari took the opportunity to speak and make special promises to the country’s citizens
President Muhammadu Buhari showed his excitement on Saturday, November 5, as news filtered in that anotherChibok, Borno state girl, Maryam Ali Maiyanga, had been rescued by the men of the Nigerian Army.
She was rescued with her 10-month-old son in Pulka, Gwoza local government area of the state, according to Lucky Irabor, the commander of 7 Division of Nigeria Army in Maiduguri, the state capital.
President Buhari and Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo in a group photo with the 21 earlier freed Chibok girls after receiving them at the State House
Over 200 school girls were abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok and had been in the custody of the terrorists since April 14, 2014.
However, some of them were returned recently after a successful negotiation between the federal government and the terrorists.
The government later promised that more of the girls would be rescued as talks continue.
President Buhari confirmed his happiness on his Twitter handle after it was confirmed that the girl had been rescued and handed over to the Borno state government.
According to Buhari:
I’ve received the heartwarming news of the rescue of another of our Chibok Girls, by the Nigerian Army.
Irabor had said:“At about 6 am, 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.
“The Nigerian Army felt very elated because the desire of any army officer in operation Lafiya Dole is to make sure that every person that is held hostage by the Boko Haram insurgents is rescued.
“We are hopeful that all the other captives would be released. This has come and it has strengthened our hope that the rest would be rescued.”