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Chibok Girl Rescued By Military Troops In Borno

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A Chibok girl identified as Ruth Bitrus has reportedly been rescued by troops of 21 Army Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State.

Ruth escaped from Boko Haram captivity in Sambisa forest with her child eight years after she and others were abducted from their school in Chibok town, Borno State on April 14, 2014.

While sharing her experience, she disclosed that her husband was killed by a bomb blast while he attempted to plant it against the troops of Operation Hadin Kai.

Ruth added that other girls were still in Sambisa forest with their captors.

"It took me three days to escape from the insurgents’ enclaves. I took some food with me for my child. Some of the Boko Haram insurgents saw me while I was coming out, but I ran to the bush to avoid being arrested", she said.

Commenting on the development, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama, stated that the escape was made possible by the massive sustained offensives by the troops of Operation Hadin Kai, resulting in hunger and displacement in the terrorist enclaves.

Makama was quick was remind members of the public that more than 100 other Chibok girls are still not accounted for after the initial abduction.

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