Nine years later, troops rescue two more Chibok girls.

Two more girls who were abducted in April 2014 from the Chibok Local Government Area in Borno State have been freed by Operation Hadin Kai Theatre Command troops.

Nine years have passed since Boko Haram militants attacked their school while they were preparing to take the West African Senior School Certificate Exam.

The victims, Esther Marcus and Hauwa Malta, both 26 years old, received relief when they were rescued by the military on April 21, 2023, at Lagara, a Boko Haram stronghold in the Sambisa Forest.

With the most recent rescue, there are now 125 girls who are no longer in the terrorists’ custody, including 107 who were freed by the terrorists themselves in 2018, three who were saved by military personnel in 2019, two in 2021, and 11 in 2022.

Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Sallau Ali, the Operation Hadin Kai Theater Command’s Theatre Commander, stated that “94 are still missing.”

“Esther and her one-year-old infant girl were saved. She had two previous marriages while held captive: the first was to a terrorist named Garba, also known as Garus, who was eventually slain by soldiers; the second was to a terrorist named Abba, with whom she remained until her release.

The Commander reported that Hauwa Malta was saved while eight months and ten days pregnant. She gave birth to a boy at the Seven Div medical center ten days after their rescue, the Commander added.

Additionally, during counterinsurgency operations in the North-East, troops killed over 70 suspected terrorists.

According to the Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami, more than 140 terrorists were also detained during that time, and a number of weapons, including IEDs, were found.

He said that during that time, more than 140 terrorists were also detained and that a number of weapons, including improvised explosive devices, were found.

Over 500 members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have turned themselves in to the military, according to the defense spokesman.

About The Author