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Osinbajo confirms rescue of another Chibok girl


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday confirmed that another Chibok schoolgirl had been found, 12 days after the release of the 82 abducted girls by Boko Haram terrorists.

Spokesman to the president, Femi Adesina said in Abuja that the recovery of the girl was announced by the acting president during the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.

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He said girl had been brought to Abuja to join the other rescued ones.

“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.

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“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.

“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.

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Eighty two girls were recently released by their captors in exchange for an undisclosed number of Boko Haram commanders held by the federal government. Twenty one others were released in October last year and another three also regained their freedom, in separate circumstances.

They were released to international negotiators who have been working in collaboration with the federal government for their safe return since they were kidnapped in April 2014.


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