One of the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, Amina Ali, has been found on the fringes of Sambisa forest.
According to Cable Network News, CNN, Amina escaped from Sambisa with her baby and a man she identified as her husband looking so frail and “in bad shape.”
Tunji Olarenwaju, a member of the strategic team of the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, movement, told TheCable also that “the abducted Chibok girl, Nkeki, from Mbalala, a community in Chibok, was found in Kulakaisa area at the fringes of Sambisa forest by vigilantes from Chibok on patrol on Tuesday.”
She was taken to her village where, according to CNN, her mother identified her as one of the 276 girls who were abducted on April 14, 2014, while 57 managed to escape, the remaining have been in captivity.
She was handed over to the military for debriefing, and Nigerian Army has confirmed this.
The acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman confirmed that “Falmata Mbalala was among the rescued persons by our troops at Baale near Damboa. I want to also confirm to you that she is in good condition.
Col. Usman also said in another statement that troops of 7 Division last Tuesday cleared Boko Haram terrorists out of their Njimia camp within Sambisa forest, as well as cleared camps at Alafa, where they encountered heavy resistance from Boko Haram terrorists and killed 15 of them.
He said that the troops continued their advance through Alafa Main, Alafa Extension and Alafa Yaga-yaga, where they cleared remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists hibernating there before arriving at their main objective, Njimia.
“Apart from destroying the camps, the troops rescued 41 hostages who were mostly women and children. The troops also recovered two Dane guns, several vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles belonging to the terrorists.”
Continuing, Colonel Usman said “one significant aspect of this feat was the combination of ground forces assault, Nigerian Air Force Jets provision for combat air support and monitoring of the operation directly by the acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu on board air force reconnaissance aircraft.”
In another development, the army spokesman said on the same day that troops of 1 Brigade Nigerian Army operating under the auspices of Operation MESA in Zamfara State, raided suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits’ camp at Yan Mangu forest, near Dandindin village, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
“The troops also arrested two bandits and recovered 1 AK-47 rifle, 1 AK-47 rifle magazine loaded with seven rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunitions, three locally made guns and one motorcycle. The two suspects were arrested while attempting to flee from the camps.
“Nevertheless, the troops have destroyed all the bandits’ camps in the forest and are further dominating the general area and other flash points with raids and patrols,” Usman said.
He advised members of the public to continue to be security conscious and report any suspicious movement or persons to the nearest security agencies.


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