Another Chibok School Girl Rescued – Presidency

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday disclosed that another Chibok school girl has been rescued.
The rescue is coming after 12 days of the release of 82 among the over 200 abducted school girls in 2014 by Boko Haram insurgency.
Details are still sketchy of the rescue exercise.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, who made this known Wednesday in Abuja, said the recovery of the girl was announced by the acting President during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.
According to him, the affected girl had been brought to Abuja to join her colleagues who were rescued from captivity.
“Yes, at the Federal Executive Council’s meeting, the Vice-President broke the cheering news to members of the cabinet and after that I have also spoken to defence people who confirmed it.
“The details are yet to fully unravel. But in terms of is it, true- yes, it is true. I learnt she is already being brought to Abuja, but I have not seen her.
Adesina expressed the hope that the remaining girls and other Nigerians in captivity would soon be rescued.
He also dismissed concerns that members of the Boko Haram sect had started regrouping in the Sambisa forest, saying that the Federal Government had the capacity to confront any security challenge arising from any part of the country.
“One thing you can be sure of is that this government has the capacity to confront any security challenge that arises.
“So, if they are regrouping they will be flushed out again.
“I believe that we have seen the worst of that insurgency. We are in a mopping up process and I believe the mop up would be completed,” he said.
Meanwhile, the new Commander for troops fighting Boko Haram has assumed duty.
The new Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brig.Gen. Ibrahim Yusuf, formally took over command of the Division in Maiduguri, Wednesday.
Brig. Gen. Yusuf took over from Brig. Gen. Victor Ezugwu, who was posted to Depot Nigerian Army Zaria as Commandant.
At a brief ceremony at the Maimalari Barracks, headquarters of the Division, the new GOC was presented with the Division’s flag by his predecessor after signing the handing and taking over notes.
He later inspected the Quarter Guard where old flag was lowered and new one hoisted to signify the change of command at the Division.

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