.#BBOG confirms rescued Chibok girl as 14 on list
Troops of Nigerian military on Thursday rescued one of the 2014 Chibok girls abducted in Pulka, Borno State.
This was disclosed in a statement issued in Maiduguri by the Deputy Director of Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu.
He said the young girl after preliminary investigation, has been identified as Salomi Pagu and she is number 86 on the list of the abducted Chibok girls.
The statement said Salomi was found in company of another young girl, Jamila Adams, 14, with a child.
According to the statement, the two girls are now in troops’ custody.
The statement read: “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka today (Thursday) rescued one of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in 2014.
“So far, preliminary investigations revealed that the young girl identified as Salomi Pagu is the same as the Chibok girl published on serial 86 of the online list of abducted Chibok girls.
“Currently, the girl who was intercepted in the company of another young girl, Jamila Adams, 14, are in the safe custody of troops and receiving medical attention.”
Meanwhile, members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) advocacy have confirmed that the rescued Chibok girl Salomi Pogu is number 14 on their list.
Spokesperson for the #BBOG Sesugh Akume in a statement yesterday confirmed that Salomi is number 14 on their list and not 86 as stated by the military and her father is mallam Pogu Yahi from Chibok.
He said, “The Military Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole has announced that Nigerian troops of the operation in Pulka today rescued one of our 113 missing Chibok girls, Solomi Pogu, along with another young girl of about 14 years old, Jamila Adams who is with a child. All of them are said to be in the safe custody of the troops and receiving medical attention.
“Our movement is delighted to confirm this news to be true. Salomi Pogu is a daughter of Mallam Pogu Yahi from Kaumutahyahi, a village in Kuburmbula ward of Chibok LGA. Both her parents are currently IDPs in Rumirgo Village, in nearby Askira/Uba LGA in Borno State.
“She is Number 15 on the publicly known list of missing #ChibokGirls NOT Number 86 as the statement by the military said. This brings the number of our missing #ChibokGirls to 112.
“We are yet to ascertain further details about Jamila Adams and the baby.
“Our monthly #BBOGMarchToTheVilla for our #ChibokGirls (and others) for the month of January comes up from Tuesday 23 January.”