BreakingNews 18/5/16 - Nigerian Army confirms rescue of one abducted Chibok school girl

[ Masterweb Reports: Ronald Mutum reports ] - The Nigerian army has said troops on Operation Lafiya Dole rescued one of the abducted Chibok School Girls in Baale, Borno state. Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman in a short statement on Wednesday said: “This is to confirm that one of the abducted chibok school girls, Falmata Mbalala, was among the rescued persons by our troops at Baale near Damboa.”
 
 
The BBC Hausa Service earlier today reported that the girl was rescued after an encounter between members of vigilante group known as Civilian JTF and Boko Haram fighters.
 
 
However, the report which quotes an activist, Professor Hauwa Biu identified the girl rescued as Amina Nkek from Mbalal village.
 
 
According to the BBC report, Nkek, who was found with a child, was later identified by her parents after she was taken to Chibok.
 
 
However, army spokesman Colonel Usman clarified that it is the same person despite the different name in the BBC report.
 
 
The report also said the girl is now with soldiers in Damboa, Borno state until further investigation is completed.
 
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