Nigerian Army Hands Over Rescued Chibok Schoolgirl and Children to Borno State Government

The Nigerian Army has handed over Lydia Simon, a rescued Chibok schoolgirl, along with her three children, to the Borno State government for reunification with her family. The Theatre Commander, Maj. Gen. Waidi Shuaibu, revealed this during a ceremony at the Mailmalari Cantonment in Maiduguri.

According to Maj. Gen. Shuaibu, troops of the 82 Division Task Force Battalion rescued Lydia Simon, who was pregnant at the time, and her three children on April 17th in The Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. She was identified as number 18 among the Chibok schoolgirls rescued by the Nigerian military.

Maj. Gen. Shuaibu highlighted the significant efforts made nationally and internationally to rescue the abducted Chibok schoolgirls since the 2014 abduction incident, including military operations deep within the terrorists’ enclaves. He expressed gratitude to the Chief of Defence Staff and the Chief of Army Staff for their support in the ongoing rescue efforts.


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