The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it has found one Mary Ngoshe who is believed to be one of the girls kidnapped from Chibok community in the northeastern state, in 2014.
They disclosed this in a tweet posted on their Twitter page on Wednesday morning.
According to the statement by Nigerian Army, troops of the 26 Task Force Brigade found Ngoshe on Tuesday with a child believed to be hers.
The troops intercepted the girl while on a patrol in Borno State.
The tweet reads, “Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade on patrol around Ngoshe in Borno State on 14 June 2022 intercepted one Ms Mary Ngoshe and her son. She is believed to be one of the abducted girls from GGSS Chibok in 2014. Further exploitation ongoing.”
Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade on patrol around Ngoshe in Borno State on 14 June 2022 intercepted one Mrs Mary Ngoshe and her son. She is believed to be one of the abducted girls from GGSS Chibok in 2014. Further exploitation ongoing. pic.twitter.com/RqKH0FaqQv
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) June 15, 2022
On April 14, 2014, about 276 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram from a secondary school in Chibok, a town in Borno State, North-East Nigeria.
The school was said to have been closed for a few weeks due to deteriorating security conditions at the time, but students – aged between 16 and 18 – came around to take their final exams.
Some of the girls managed to escape, while others were released following government negotiations.
Despite efforts to free all the pupils, over 100 of the girls remain in captivity, and at least 16 have been killed, according to global rights group, Amnesty International