Troops rescue Chibok girl Solomi Pagu


Another Chibok schoolgirl has been rescued in Borno State by troops.

Two batches of 21 and 82 girls have been freed as a result of the Federal Government’s negotiations with the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Three were rescued by troops bringing the number of freed Chibok girls so far to 106.

The girls – 218 of them – were abducted from their hostel at the Chibok Girls Secondary School in Borno State in April, 2014.
Salomi Pagu was rescued yesterday along with another girl in Pulka, Borno State.

The Deputy Director, Public Relations, of the Army’s Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement in Maiduguri said:

”Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka today rescued one of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists earlier in 2014.

“So far, preliminary investigations reveal that the young girl identified as Salomi Pagu is the same as the Chibok girl published on serial 86 of the online list of abducted Chibok girls.

“Currently the girl who was intercepted in the company of another young girl, Jamila Adams, about 14 years old with a child are in the safe custody of troops and receiving medical attention”.

Members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) confirmed that the rescued girl’s status as an abducted Chibok schoolgirl. It gave miss Pagu’s number on the list of the girls as Number 15.Col. Nwachukwu said the Chibok girl was found in the company of a 14-year old girl and her baby.

Spokesperson for the #BBOG Sesugh Akume, in a statement, said: “The Military Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole has announced that Nigerian troops of the operation in Pulka today rescued one of our 113 missing Chibok girls, Solomi Pagu, along with another young girl of about 14 years old, Jamila Adams, who is with a child. All of them are said to be in the safe custody of the troops and receiving medical attention.

“Our movement is delighted to confirm this news to be true. Salomi Pagu is a daughter of Mallam Pagu Yahi from Kaumutahyahi, a village in Kuburmbula ward of Chibok LGA. Both her parents are currently IDPs in Rumirgo Village, in nearby Askira/Uba LGA in Borno State.

“She is Number 15 on the publicly known list of missing ChibokGirls, NOT Number 86, as the statement by the military said. This brings the number of our missing #ChibokGirls to 112.

“We are yet to ascertain further details about Jamila Adams and the baby.”