The Nigerian Armed Forces have rescued on Wednesday two of the more than 200 girls who were abducted in April 2014 by the terrorist group Boko Haram in an assault on a secondary school in the town of Chibok, Bama Local Government Area, in Borno (northeast).
Troops of 21 Armored Brigade have confirmed the rescue of Hannatu Musa and Kauna Luka, who have escaped from Boko Haram captivity at Gazuwa camp, located about nine kilometers from Bama town, security analyst, Zagazola Makama, has revealed, as reported by Nigerian newspaper ‘Daily Post’.
The flight of the girls could be related to the sustained offensives by Operation Hadin Kai troops.
Last week Nigerian security forces rescued another girl, Ruth Bitrus, while a month ago they found two Chibok girls, Mary Dauda and Hauwa Joseph, after they escaped from the Boko Haram camp in Gazuwa.
Boko Haram abducted over 270 minors from a secondary school in Chibok in April 2014, although some of them managed to escape. Their abduction generated a wave of condemnation and mobilization at the international level under the slogan #BringBackOurGirls, despite which about one hundred are still being held.