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JUST IN: Army rescues pregnant Chibok girl, three children in Borno

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

Barely 10 years after the abduction of over 200 female schoolchildren preparing for their West African Examination in Chibok, Borno State, the Nigerian Army has rescued Lydia Simon, one of the girls from Boko Haram terrorists den.

Simon, who was pregnant during her rescue, was taken away from the terrorists den along with her three children.

The Army disclosed her rescue on Thursday through a statement released on its social media handle.

According to the statement, “Nigerian Army troops deployed in the North East have continued to make significant stride in the fight against terrorism and insurgency with the recent rescue of Lydia Simon, a Chibok girl who had been held captive by Boko Haram terrorists for several years.

“Lydia, who was on serial number 68 among the abducted missing Chibok Secondary School girls, was rescued along with her three children by troops conducting Operation Desert Sanity III, around Ngoshe in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

“Lydia was five months pregnant at the time of her rescue and claimed to be from Pemi Town in Chibok”.

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