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Troops rescue 3 more Chibok girls

The 3 rescued abducted Chibok girls with their children at Mai Malari Barracks Maiduguri.

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai under the Nigerian army say they have rescued three of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.

The rescued schoolgirls identified as Jinkai Yama, Falmata Lawal, and Asabe Ali were numbered 20, 3, and 12 on the abducted Chibok girls’ list.

The Defence media operations Director, Major General Musa Danmadam, said this on Thursday at a media briefing on military operations across Borno and Yobe states.

Defence media operations director, Major General Musa Danmadam during a Bi-weekly briefing covered the period from 25th August to 8th September 2022

Danmadam said the girls were rescued with their children and other abductees at different locations.

He explained that the troops neutralised 52 suspected Boko Haram terrorists alongside Islamic state of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters and arrested 14 terrorists.

“Weapons recovered by the troops include two unexploded grenades, 12 AK47 rifles, 3 FN rifles, 5 AK47 magazines, one automatic grenade launcher, one hand grenade, 1 AP mine, 86 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one motorcycle, 16 bows and arrows, seven bicycles and 10 mobile phones,” He said.

The defence director disclosed the arrest of a suspected foreign logistic supplier and arms dealer to the insurgents, identified as Abatcha Bukar, armed with assorted injections, two automated teller machine (ATM) cards and the sum of N294,520.00.

In a recent operation, Danmadam noted that feedback revealed that over 200 terrorists were neutralised, including five high-profile commanders.

The Defence Director added that the troops handed over suspects and recovered items to the appropriate authority.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino; editing by Adeniyi Bakare